Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 released


Mit Windows Server 2008 R2 wurde Hyper-V mit vielen neuen Features und Verbesserungen ausgestattet. Das Product Team hat wie angekündigt bereits nach wenigen Wochen die neue Version bereitgestellt. Wie bisher kann VMM Server nur auf Windows Server 2008 64-Bit installiert werden. Eine 180 Tage Evaluation Version kann bereits Heute heruntergeladen (3.3 GB) und installiert werden.

About System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (VMM) is a comprehensive management solution for the virtualized data center. It enables increased physical server utilization, centralized management of virtual machine infrastructure, and rapid provisioning of new virtual machines by the administrator, delegated administrator, and authorized end users.

VMM 2008 R2 can manage all the platforms managed by VMM 2008 and adds support for Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V.

Windows Server 2008 R2 includes significant feature improvements to Hyper-V. VMM 2008 R2 leverages these new platform enhancements and extends the feature set of VMM 2008.

Key Features

Die wichtigsten Neuerungen in VMM 2008  R2 nochmals im Feature Bullet Überblick:

  • Live migration
  • Clustered Shared Volume (CSV) support that enables multiple Highly Available Virtual Machines (HAVM) per LUN.
  • Hot add of storage
  • Support for VMware vSphere 4 (VMware VI3 feature parity only)
  • SAN Migration into and out of clustered hosts
  • Processor flexibility
  • Network optimization
  • Quick storage migration
  • Maintenance mode for hosts
  • Support for third party cluster file system, Sanbolic Melio FS
  • Support for third party storage class resource, Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows
  • Expanded support for iSCSI SANs
  • Support for VMware port groups for virtual switches
  • Support for Virtual Machine permissions assigned in Hyper-V
  • Dynamic policy based load balancing


Die System Center 2008 R2 Versionen sind nicht mehr verfügbar.


About the Author

Michel Luescher is a solution architect in the worldwide Datacenter & Cloud Infrastructure Center of Excellence (CoE) at Microsoft Corporation based out of Zurich, Switzerland. Primarily, Michel is focused on hybrid cloud solutions (Hyper-V, System Center and Microsoft Azure). In addition Michel is speaker, blogger and author of several books.

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