Download: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 Beta – Evaluation (VHD)

Microsoft has made available an evaluation copy of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 (VHD) Beta and it can be downloaded at the Microsoft Download Centre.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 delivers industry leading fabric managment, virtual machine management and services deployment in private cloud environments.

Virtual Machine Manager 2012 offers key new features that include hypervisor creation and management, network management, storage management, private cloud creation, self-service usage and service creation.

New features included in this beta version:

Fabric Management:
– Hyper-V and Cluster Lifecycle Management – Deploy Hyper-V to bare metal server, create Hyper-V clusters, orchestrate patching of a Hyper-V Cluster
– Third Party Virtualization Platforms – Add and Manage Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX Hosts and Clusters
– Network Management – Manage IP Address Pools, MAC Address Pools and Load Balancers
– Storage Management – Classify storage, Manage Storage Pools and LUNs

Resource Optimization:
– Dynamic Optimization – proactively balance the load of VMs across a cluster
– Power Optimization – schedule power savings to use the right number of hosts to run your workloads – power the rest off until they are needed
– PRO – integrate with System Center Operations Manager to respond to application-level performance monitors

Cloud Management:
– Abstract server, network and storage resources into private clouds
– Delegate access to private clouds with control of capacity, capabilities and user quotas
– Enable self-service usage for application administrator to author, deploy, manage and decommission applications in the private cloud

Service Lifecycle Management:
– Define service templates to create sets of connected virtual machines, os images and applica tion packages
– Compose operating system images and applications during service deployment
– Scale out the number of virtual machines in a service
– Service performance and health monitoring integrated with System Center Operations Manager
– Decouple OS image and application updates through image-based servicing
– Leverage powerful application virtualization technologies such as Server App-V

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta – Evaluation (VHD)

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