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Had the opportunity to see first hand at Microsoft Headquarters last week the new RTM for  System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).

Event Name:   Creating and Managing a Virtual environment on the Microsoft Platform
Location:         Microsoft Ltd
Room:             Chicago 1&2  City: Reading

Event Overview
In this session, we move away from tradition, and bring you a new style of TechNet event; one driven by powerful product demo’s and bleeding edge technology.  We will start by explaining the environment we will be working in, then jump straight into a Server deployment, using Windows Deployment Services.  Once deployed, this new server will form part of a server cluster, with workloads subsequently created to run on this cluster.  These workloads will be created using a fantastic new technology, namely, Windows Server Virtualisation, with which we’ll create a number of Virtual Machines; Domain Controller, DNS & DHCP VM’s and we’ll also create a Windows Server 2008 ‘Server Core’ installation, before your very eyes.  Once complete, we’ll explore clustering further, specifically, the failing over of workloads between nodes.  We’ll close with a section dedicated to managing this infrastructure, using tools such as System Center Operations Manager (SCOM, formerly Microsoft Operations Manager, MOM), System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and the fantastic new command line shell and scripting language; PowerShell.

My thoughts:
I was not so surprised to see the similarity to ESX Virtual Centre and Infrastructure Client to SCVMM but I was duly impressed to hear the difference between the hypervisor technologies between ESX and SCVMM. Also, there were quite a few industry comments on what Intel are up to with their new chips.  More on this later....

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Posted on Friday, September 28, 2007 11:35 PM | Back to top

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