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August 31, 2006

Virtual server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta2 goes live – so does Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1.

Filed under: Virtualization — jamesone111 @ 9:16 pm

I had a mail this morning which I think is worth sharing. And not to poke fun at the unwieldy names we come up with. Service Pack 1 for Release 2 of Virtual Server 2005 is now in beta 2.   Why is this Service pack interesting ? Well, to quote from the mail, it includes:

  • AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) compatibility
  • Intel Virtualization Technology (IVT) compatibility
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service support
  • Offline VHD mounting
  • Active Directory integration using service connection points
  • Host Clustering technical white paper

To download SP1 Beta 2, select the Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta program from the list of available programs that appear when you complete the registration process on Microsoft connect

When I went to Microsoft Connect I found another piece of news on the home page. VMM… Or  rather MSCVMM – What’s that ?

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager is an enterprise management application for the virtualized data center that enables increased physical server utilization, centralized management of virtual infrastructure and rapid provisioning of new virtual machines by the administrator and end users.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager has one goal – Make Windows the best platform for virtualization.

I had Coffee with Clive earlier, and his blog has the guide to VMM. Impressive piece of work.  

Tagged as Microsoft Virtualization

This post originally appeared on my technet blog.


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