Oct 212008
 

Microsoft has released a new version of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 for evaluation.  SCVMM 2008 is a piece of software that provides a management solution for virtualized environments.  Not only can you manage Hyper-V from SCVMM, but you can also manage other virtual hosts across multiple platforms.  This product lets you truly have a centralized management of your virtual IT infrastructure.

Microsoft Download Link
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=ED012990-6E86-4B43-9842-DA5C02FF1C83&displaylang=en#Overview

Oct 102008
 

Virtual machine manager 2008 has been out in beta for a decent amount of time.  I have been working closely with it over the past couple of weeks.  One of the things that had me stumped is what Microsoft used for a refresh rate for the stats that virtual machine manager reports on.  Thankfully Cheng Wei took some time to write about the refresh rates in virtual machine manager.  You can find the post by following the link below.

Cheng Wei – All about the refreshers
http://blogs.technet.com/chengw/archive/2008/10/01/all-about-refreshers.aspx