What is System Center Virtual Machine Manager?
Here you will find out:
- what System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) is
- what SCVMM features are
- when DiskInternals can help you
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About System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) is an application offered by Microsoft as part of its System Center suite. SCVMM is a comprehensive Hyper-V management solution that provides you with a single interface to access all your tools easily. It consists of virtual machine management and reporting tools, a System Center Configuration Manager, and a System Center Operations Manager.
SCVMM is popular among Windows Server admins because it simplifies a lot of things about administration, management, and configuration of Windows Server Hyper-V environments. Before SCVMM, Windows Server admins had to use different tools to carry out different administrative tasks. Now, SCVMM provides a single interface for everything.
But SCVMM is not a standalone product; it is available (as a paid, licensed product) only through Microsoft’s System Center suite.
There are quite a bunch of impressive features supported by SCVMM. These features provide a lot of flexibility for managing enterprise Hyper-V environments.
With SCVMM, IT administrators can run multiple scripts on different VMs, thanks to its fully scriptable capabilities.
Integrated Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Conversions
With more businesses looking to virtualize their physical resources, SCVMM provides tools that make P2V operations seamless and fast.
Virtual Machines Intelligent Placement
SCVMM automatically profiles the Hyper-V hosts in an environment. It then sends the VMs in that environment to the best fit host that can handle all their resources.
Centralized Resource Management and Optimization
With SCVMM, Hyper-V admins have access to all management tools for Hyper-V hosts and clusters in one place./p>
Virtual Machine Rapid Deployment and Migration
SCVMM lets you create VM templates that allow for faster deployment of virtual machines from master templates.
Centralized Resource Library
This feature allows IT professionals to create a library of all resources for building virtual machines, templates, ISO images, profiles, scripts, and guest OS profiles.
Centralized Monitoring and Reporting
SCVMM provides admins with a platform to monitor Hyper-V infrastructures in an environment.
This allows administrators to assign limited access to end-users to access specific resources in an environment via a web-based portal.
Existing SAN Networks
SCVMM is able to detect existing SAN networks in an environment and use them for transferring VM files.
You can recover data from RAID easily
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