Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Virtual Windows

Resource Monitoring

SCVMM can be combined with the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 [3] for monitoring host and virtual machine availability. In this case, SCVMM not only uses its own agent to monitor the systems but also provides performance analysis and reporting for a host or virtual machine. The performance and resource optimization (PRO) function built into SCVMM can use Operations Manager 2007 R2 to collect performance data down to the application layer and thus suggest optimization strategies, which are displayed as PRO tips in the management console.

Conclusions

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 greatly facilitates the management and administration of homogeneous or heterogeneous virtual infrastructures under Windows. Automated provisioning of new client and server systems can be done in minutes with SCVMM and, thanks to the integration of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, SCVMM also directly supports performance and availability monitoring for hosts and virtual machines.

Because system management always takes a great deal of time, no matter whether you have 5 or 50 host systems, it makes sense to plan centralized solution for all aspects of virtualization, and this is exactly what SCVMM offers.

Infos

  1. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974722
  2. PowerShell: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/default.mspx
  3. Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/operations-manager.aspx

Buy ADMIN Magazine

SINGLE ISSUES
 
SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
TABLET & SMARTPHONE APPS
Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • Virtualization with Microsoft Hyper-V
    In the face of competition from VMware, Microsoft has polished its own Hyper-V virtualization solution and firmly integrated it into Server 2008.
  • Container and hardware e-virtualization under one roof
    The Proxmox distribution specializes in virtualization, letting you deploy and manage virtual servers with OpenVZ and KVM at the same time.
  • Server virtualization with Citrix XenServer
    Version 5.6 of Citrix XenServer is a feature-stripped version of the virtualization product and is available free, in addition to the commercial Advanced, Enterprise, and Platinum editions.
  • Virtualization with KVM
    KVM continues to gain popularity in the world of Linux – so much so, that it has become Red Hat and Ubuntu's preferred virtualization solution. In contrast to Xen, setting up KVM involves just a couple of steps, and the guest operating systems can run without special patches.
  • Setting up an OpenNebula Cloud
    The OpenNebula cloud middleware system is one of the easiest private clouds in the sky. We'll show you how to get started.
comments powered by Disqus