rakeshm's VM Management Blog

Managing a virtualized environment

Configuration Control

One of the challenges of virtualization management is the sheer number of new configuration settings...

Author: rakeshm Date: 10/15/2009

Come and get it....SCVMM 2008 R2 is now available

Told you it was coming soon :-) You can get the eval bits here. Additional information: System...

Author: rakeshm Date: 08/24/2009

SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Date

I just wanted to clarify (incorrect) rumors/speculation about the release date for SCVMM 2008 R2....

Author: rakeshm Date: 07/13/2009

Clouds and Coffee - two things we know well in Seattle

Over the course of the next few months, I’m going to “repurpose” this blog a little bit. We’re going...

Author: rakeshm Date: 06/29/2009

Come and get it - SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Candidate now available

We just pushed out the RC for SCVMM 2008 R2 and you can get the bits at...

Author: rakeshm Date: 06/08/2009

SCVMM 2008 R2 RC Feature Set Announced

Since the R2 beta was released, we've been at work incorporating some feedback from beta customers...

Author: rakeshm Date: 05/11/2009

New SCVMM 2008 QFE Released

This QFE includes several fixes including one with VMware resource pools discussed in a previous...

Author: rakeshm Date: 04/15/2009

SCVMM 2008 R2 Beta is available NOW

Here we go again! Since shipping VMM 2008 in October, we’ve been busy working on an update that...

Author: rakeshm Date: 03/16/2009

SCVMM 2008 and VMware management - we must be doing something right...

It has come to my attention that some of our competitors are making various claims about SCVMM 2008...

Author: rakeshm Date: 03/09/2009

Updated management pack for SCVMM 2008 now available

We have just released an updated management pack for SCVMM 2008. This release includes updated...

Author: rakeshm Date: 01/28/2009

VMs and LUN Allocation

Happy New Year everyone! A few months into the release of SCVMM, we’ve heard lots of great feedback...

Author: rakeshm Date: 01/14/2009

So what's next?

Well, SCVMM VNext of course.....the team is already hard at work on the next release to align with...

Author: rakeshm Date: 10/28/2008

SCVMM 2008 is released!

Well, if you’re wondering why this blog has gone “dark” for the past few weeks, now you know. We’ve...

Author: rakeshm Date: 10/21/2008

Big Virtualization Launch Today

In case you hadn't heard, we're having a huge virtualization launch today in Bellevue, WA. You'll be...

Author: rakeshm Date: 09/08/2008

Configuring SCVMM 2008's PRO Feature with Ops Manager

Today I've got a guest poster from my team - Alan Goodman. Alan is the program manager responsible...

Author: rakeshm Date: 08/22/2008

Changes between SCVMM 2008 Beta and the Final Release

Aside from overall performance, stability and reliability (things you might expect to improve from...

Author: rakeshm Date: 08/15/2008

SCVMM 2008 Release Date

In case you missed it, we recently announced a more precise date for the final release of SCVMM 2008...

Author: rakeshm Date: 07/31/2008

VMware Management and SCVMM - Why does SCVMM require Virtual Center in order to integrate?

A popular question that seems to be floating on various blogs and message boards is related to why...

Author: rakeshm Date: 07/28/2008

SCVMM 2008 and Ops Manager

While SCVMM 2007 had good integration with Ops Manager, SCVMM 2008 has gone to the next level with...

Author: rakeshm Date: 07/08/2008

Hyper-V is released and what that means for SCVMM Beta

Big day for us today as Hyper-V hits the (virtual) shelves! Just a quick note about Hyper-V RTM and...

Author: rakeshm Date: 06/26/2008

SCVMM 2008 @ Tech Ed 2008

Last week we held the "super bowl" (or "world cup" depending upon which flavor of football you...

Author: rakeshm Date: 06/19/2008

SCVMM 2008 Beta and Hyper-V RC1 are now compatible

Many of you probably are already aware of this but in case you missed it, you can get the SCVMM...

Author: rakeshm Date: 06/13/2008

Update on SCVMM and Hyper-V RC1

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post but just wanted folks to know that we're almost ready...

Author: rakeshm Date: 06/05/2008

SCVMM 2008 Beta and the Hyper-V RC1 Release

The Hyper-V team has released RC1 of our virtualization platform (you can ready more about it here)....

Author: rakeshm Date: 05/20/2008

VNext is VNow!

In case you missed the announcement last week at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas, the...

Author: rakeshm Date: 05/05/2008

Backup - Somebody has to do it!

Not necessarily a glamorous topic I know, but absolutely essential as part of any deployment....

Author: rakeshm Date: 03/24/2008

Our Team is Hiring!

There is never a shortage of feature requests and ideas hitting my inbox. Like most technology...

Author: rakeshm Date: 03/10/2008

SCVMM "VNext" is getting closer

Sorry for the large gap between posts here folks but as you might imagine, we've been pretty heads...

Author: rakeshm Date: 02/27/2008

Why we decided to manage VMware and what that means

Since we announced a few months back that our next release of VMM (VNext) would manage VMware, I've...

Author: rakeshm Date: 01/11/2008

SCVMM and the Hyper-V Beta

I've been getting lots of questions about SCVMM and the recently announced Hyper-V beta (more info...

Author: rakeshm Date: 12/18/2007

Shelf-ware - the SCVMM Library

One of the things we heard fairly early on while planning VMM was that offline storage of VHDs was...

Author: rakeshm Date: 12/17/2007

Whoops....glad at created a checkpoint

Sorry for the gap between posts. I was on the east cost for the thanksgiving holiday and then stayed...

Author: rakeshm Date: 12/05/2007

Putting together the next version of SCVMM

Even though I'm writing a lot about V1, the engineering team here in Redmond is hard at work on the...

Author: rakeshm Date: 11/12/2007

Placement....how do you do that voodoo?

Placement is the term we use to describe the processes of matching VM requirements to available host...

Author: rakeshm Date: 11/09/2007

So you wanna build a VM....

Sorry for the delayed post....I was visiting my family in Canada and didn't get a chance to post...

Author: rakeshm Date: 10/30/2007

The ins and outs of host management

Kind of a long post but helpful I hope.... When we started working on this product, we tried to wrap...

Author: rakeshm Date: 10/17/2007

System Center Virtual Machine Manager Version 1 is now available....

Hi - I'm Rakesh Malhotra and I'm the Group Program Manager for SCVMM. My team is responsible for...

Author: rakeshm Date: 10/11/2007