Virtualization Technology: eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Managerby Cameron Sturdevant
Creating New VMs
My Microsoft Windows Server 2008 system is called "Hyper-me," and here we see the first steps in creating a new VM on the system. Since the Hyper-V role was already enabled, VMM 2008 simply walked through the steps to create the system.
Here we see the status of lab machine EWK018. Notice that several systems are running and that several more are not. It's simple to jump between machines to get status information.
Add VMware VirtualCenter Server
This is the first step to incorporate a VirtualCenter server into a VMM 2008 environment. You'll see more on this as we move to actually bring together the lab virtual infrastructure. I'll be bringing you more slides of our integration process.
Virtual Machine Identity
Creating a new virtual machine in VMM 2008 is practically identical to the steps taken to create a new VM in Hyper-V.
Adding a hardware configuration to a new VM can be centralized in VMM 2008.
"Hyper-Me" got a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5 because some of the system software needs upgrading.
Once the configuration of a new VM is complete, VMM 2008 creates a new system.