Microsoft Product shower continues: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RTM..!!!!






I hope all you technology enthusiasts like me enjoying the shower of all great new releases of products and technologies from Microsoft.

To name a few…

  1. Windows 7 RTM
  2. Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM
  3. Hyper V Server 2008 R2 RTM
  4. Windows Server 2008 Storage Server.
  5. Virtual PC 7
  6. Internet Explorer 8
  7. Office 2010 Technical Preview
  8. Exchange 2010 Beta
  9. Microsoft Bing.
  10. SharePoint Server 2010 Beta.
  11. System Center Ops Manager 2007 R2 RTM
  12. Windows Azure
  13. Microsoft Zune HD
  14. Windows Mobile 6.5 Coming Soon
  15. SQL Server 2008 R2 Coming Soon

And trust me there are more coming your way..

Despite the most challenging economic scenarios we are coming up with maximum product releases this year in the history of Microsoft.

Being an Proud Microsoft Employee, I get to be among the first ones to play with cutting edge new technologies right from their alpha/pre beta phase.. and trust me it feels awesome to be involved in dogfooding (Internal Microsoft term) and help product teams here in Microsoft to build and deliver great technologies which touches lives of millions of people on this planet.

To join the party… Presenting System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RTM.

Yes, We have final product ready to take the management of your Virtual Infrastructure to the next level.

If you’ve been following my blog, we’ve discussed earlier about enhancements in SCVMM 2008 R2

To summarize the great enhancements:

  • Live Migration Support for Server 2008 R2
  • Hot Add/Remove of VM Storage.
  • Clustered Shared Volume (CSV) support that enables multiple Highly Available Virtual Machines (HAVM) per LUN.
  • Support for VMware vSphere 4 (VMware VI3 feature parity only)
  • SAN Migration into and out of clustered hosts
  • Processor flexibility
  • Network optimization
  • Quick Storage Migration
  • Maintenance Mode for Hosts
  • Support for 3rd Party Clustered file system, Sanbolic Melio FS
  • Support for 3rd Party Storage Class Resource, Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows
  • Expanded support for iSCSI SANs
  • Support for VMware port groups for Virtual Switches
  • Support for Virtual Machine Permissions assigned in Hyper-V
  • Dynamic Policy Based Load Balancing

Phew..!!!! Isn’t that GREAT???. !!!!


To learn more about SCVMM 2008 R2 click here

And as let me know your feedback, comments :)

Bye for now, Stay tuned…