Novidades do System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Release Candidate


Foi disponibilizada a versão Release Candidate de um dos produtos que irá revolucionar a forma de gerenciarmos nossos ambientes virtuais, sejam ele com Hyper-V, VMware ou Citrix. Imaginem a capacidade de criar, gerenciar e delegar controle para servidores hosts, virtuais, storage e load balancers em uma única console, com opções de criação de templates de máquinas virtuais, serviços e até criação e administração de nuvem privada. Pois é, isso é só uma porcentagem das funcionalidades do novo System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC.

Para comecar a ver algumas de suas novidades como instalação, configurações, criação de templates e nuvem privadas, dêem uma olhada nesta série de artigos sobre o VMM 2012:

Pra quem já está acostumado com o SCVMM 2008, só pra ter uma idéia, a versão 2008 R2 tem praticamente 30% dos recursos que o novo SCVMM oferece. Veja abaixo alguma dessas novidades:

Lista dos recursos do SCVMM 2012 RC (em inglês)

  • Setup Upgrade
    • New in RC: Upgrade and setup will support the following upgrade paths:

– VMM 2008 R2 SP1 > VMM 2012 RC > VMM 2012 RTM

– VMM 2012 RC > VMM 2012 RTM

  • Fabric Management
    • Hyper-V and Cluster Lifecycle Management – Deploy Hyper-V to bare metal server, create Hyper-V clusters, orchestrate patching of a Hyper-V Cluster
      • New in RC:

– ISO or CD-based OSD for environments with DHCP without WDS

– OSD will now convert dynamic to fixed type of VHD destination

– All network adapters on host can be configured during provisioning

      • New in RC:

– Ability to bypass cluster validation during cluster creation

– Run cluster validation reports on-demand

– New Cluster status tab to view an aggregated status and a cluster validation report

– Ability to see current CSV owner in the properties of the cluster

    • Third Party Virtualization Platforms – Add and Manage Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX Hosts and Clusters
    • Network Management – Manage IP Address Pools, MAC Address Pools and Load Balancers
      • New in RC:

– Simplification of the logical networks in the Fabric workspace

– Ability to see IP addresses that are in use from a IP pool

– Added support for Microsoft Network Load Balancer

– Gateway and DNS are no longer mandatory fields for logical networks

– Load balancer can now support affinity to logical networks

    • Storage Management – Classify Storage, Manage Storage Pools and LUNs
      • New in RC

– Create persistent sessions to iSCSI array and logon initiator to array

– Better scalability of storage operations – LUN create, snapshot, clone, masking, and unmasking

– Option to create storage groups per cluster (BETA only supported creation of storage group per node in a cluster)

– Enablement of MPIO feature when provisioning a new Hyper-V server

– Automatic MPIO device claim

– Support for arrays that implement OnePortPerView

    • Update Management- Keep your VMM Fabric Servers (VMM roles, hosts, and clusters) up-to-date with patches.
      • New in RC:

– Share a WSUS root server between System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2/ System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta

– Hyper-V Cluster Orchestration- Nodes put into VMM Maintenance Mode can be set to trigger Maintenance Mode in Operations Manager.

  • Resource Optimization
    • Dynamic Optimization – proactively balance the load of VMs across a cluster
    • Power Optimization – schedule power savings to use the right number of hosts to run your workloads – power the rest off until they are needed.
      • New in RC:

– Set Operations Manager Mode for powered down hosts

    • PRO – integrate with System Center Operations Manager to respond to application-level performance monitors.
      • New in RC:

– Support added for System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta

– VMM will ship two sample PRO Packs: Cluster scale out and Service scale out MPs

  • Cloud Management
    • Abstract server, network and storage resources into private clouds
    • Delegate access to private clouds with control of capacity, capabilities and user quotas
    • Enable self-service usage for application administrator to author, deploy, manage and decommission applications in the private cloud
  • Service Lifecycle Management
    • Define service templates to create sets of connected virtual machines, OS images and application packages
      • New in RC:

– Service Designer and Specialization UI enhancements

– Added ability to use Service Template Patterns

    • Compose operating system images and applications during service deployment
      • New in RC:

– IP-based provisioning

– New application instance view

    • Scale out the number of virtual machines in a service
    • Service performance and health monitoring integrated with System Center Operations Manager
    • Decouple OS image and application updates through image-based servicing
      • New in RC:

– Streamlined ability to enable OS VHD updates to a Service Template

– Publish updated Service Templates in order to update Service Instances

    • Leverage powerful application virtualization technologies such as Server App-V

Para download do produto acesse este link:

Para download do disco virtual (VHD) com o SCVMM já instalado, acesse

Para acesso a toda documentação disponível do SCVMM 2012, use o link

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About leandroesc
Leandro Carvalho works as product specialist with Microsoft solutions such as Windows Server, Hyper-V, App-V, VDI, Security, System Center, Exchange, Lync Server, Sharepoint, Project Server and client systems, in addition to helping the community constantly with articles, forums, videos and lectures about his passion: Microsoft Virtualization. He obtained the certifications Certified Ethical Hacker/MCP/MCSA+M+S/MCSE+S/MCTS/MCITP/MCT and MVP. In 2009 he won the MCT Awards Latin America Trainer of the year and since 2009 the Microsoft MVP as a Virtualization Specialist.

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