SCVMM in System Center 2012 and managing Citrix XenServer (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 5.)

This question came from Randy at our TechNet Event in Saint Louis:

“Are the VMM management capabilities for a Citrix XenServer based VM the same as for a Hyper-V based VM?  (example: can you still live migrate, change RAM, etc?)”

imageThe simple answer is: The capabilities are pretty much the same.  Live Migration, for example, will simply drive VMs in a managed pool through XenMotion.  There are a couple of considerations in some areas (such as XenServer Templates and networking), but being able to build a Cloud of Citrix XenServer resources right alongside Hyper-V or VMware based clouds is pretty amazing.

For a full overview on Managing Citrix XenServer using System Center Virtual Machine Manager, CLICK HERE.

For system requirements, CLICK HERE.

Note that managing Citrix XenServer in SCVMM requires Citrix’s “Microsoft System Center Integration Pack”, which can be ACQUIRED HERE.

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