Significant features of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 include the ability to manage not just Microsoft Virtual Server and Hyper-V, but also VMware ESX and VI3, among many other improvements over the previous release, VMM 2007. With this release Microsoft is addressing the physical & virtual heterogeneous management challenge of multiple layers of complexity with an integrated line of solutions, and putting itself in a very competitive position. System Center VMM 2008 is integrated with Microsoft Systems Center products - including Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr), Data Protection Manager (DPM), and Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr).
Among many improvements, most significant is its ability to manage not just Microsoft's own virtualization solutions - including Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V - but also VMware's ESX Server and Virtual Infrastructure. This includes the ability to perform live migration of VMware virtual machines via VMotion, through integration with VMware's Virtual Center. VMM 2008 also includes Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO), which reacts to OpsMgr 2007 alerts to dynamically tune virtual infrastructure in response to failure scenarios or poor system or application performance; these alerts can be based on hardware, network, operating system, application - effectively any rich data that can be delivered via OpsMgr and the management pack solution.
Maximized data center resources
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 delivers end-to-end support for consolidating physical servers onto a virtual infrastructure; fast and reliable physical-to-virtual machine conversions; Intelligent Placement of virtual workloads on physical host servers that match workload requirements and a centralized console for resource management and optimization.
Rapid provisioning and agility
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM 2008) enables rapid deployment of virtual machines, centralized control of the "building blocks" of the virtual data center, and delegated self-provisioning by authorized end users.
Leverage data center expertise
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 utilizes its existing Windows expertise while minimizing the need for extensive retraining of administrators and help desk personnel.
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