Breaking RTM News: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

SCVMM Site “Breaking news?  Didn’t this happen yesterday, Kevin?”

Yeah.. well.. I was busy yesterday traveling and attending meetings in Chicago.  I’m still there (here), but really needed to blog this.

SCVMM 2008 R2 is released to manufacturing (RTM). 

“What’s new?”

Well.. in a nutshell this is the version that natively support new functionality in the recently released Windows Server 2008 R2 – primarily supporting the new Live Migration functionality supported by Clustering, Clustered Shared Volumes, and Hyper-V.  So now, just like you can manage fully manage Microsoft AND VMware virtualization (including launching Vmotion-based migrations of virtual machines),  you’ll now be able to configure the new capabilities using SCVMM

“Awesome!  When can I get it?”

I love your enthusiasm.  It will be generally available on October 1st, 2009.

“Where can I learn more?”

Certainly the SCVMM site, and the TechNet SCVMM Site are good resources.

Also, there’s a webcast happening on Sept 9 being delivered by the Technical Product Manager for SCVMM.

And last but definitely not least, you can download your 180-day evaluation copy HERE.

“Wait, Kevin.. I’m a TechNet Plus Subscriber.  Is it available for me to download yet?”

As of the time of this blog post, no.  Not yet.  I’m sure it will be there soon, and I’ll try to remember to update this post when I hear or see that it’s there.

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