System Center Virtual Machine Manager
|Stable release||SCVMM 2012 / 2012|
|Operating system||Windows Server 2008 R2|
|Platform||Windows Server 2008 R2|
|Type||Virtual Server management|
|Website||System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012|
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) forms part of Microsoft's System Center line of management and reporting tools, alongside previously established tools such as Microsoft Operations Manager and Microsoft Systems Management Server. SCVMM is designed for management of large numbers of Virtual Servers based on Microsoft Virtual Server and Hyper-V, and was released for enterprise customers in October 2007.  A standalone version for small and medium business customers is available.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager enables increased physical server utilization by making possible simple and fast consolidation on virtual infrastructure. This is supported by consolidation candidate identification, fast Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) migration and intelligent workload placement based on performance data and user defined business policies. VMM enables rapid provisioning of new virtual machines by the administrator and end users using a self-service provisioning tool. Finally, VMM provides the central management console to manage all the building blocks of a virtualized data center.
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 was released in 2010, which added Live Migration and other new features.
The latest release is System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1, which was released in December 2012. This product enables the creation and management of private clouds made up from Hyper-V, VMware and XenServer virtualization hosts.
See also 
- Microsoft Servers
- Microsoft System Center
- System Center Configuration Manager
- System Center Data Protection Manager
- System Center Operations Manager
- System Center Advisor
- System Center Virtual Machine Manager homepage
- Documentation for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008/2008 R2 (TechNet Library)
- Documentation for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (TechNet Library)
- Microsoft's Virtualization Strategy, circa February 2007
- SystemCenterGuide.com hosted by a Microsoft MVP
- Download beta Virtual Machine Manager 2012
- Blogs on System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012
- TechNet wiki articles on System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012
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