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This introduces System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, talks about how to license it, the features, ESX support, P2V, V2V, Quick Storage Migration, and introduces a demo. As usual, it's......

This introduces System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, talks about how to license it, the features, ESX support, P2V, V2V, Quick Storage Migration, and introduces a demo. As usual, it's just a cue card for me to speak.

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  • 1. Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
    Aidan Finn
    BSc, MCSE, MVP
    @joe_elway
    http://www.aidanfinn.com
  • 2. About Aidan Finn
    • Working in IT since 1996
    • 3. MCSE & MVP (Virtual Machine: System Administration)
    • 4. Have worked with both ESX and Hyper-V
    • 5. Currently using VMM 2008 R2 and W2008 R2 Hyper-V
    • 6. Blog: http://www.aidanfinn.com
    • 7. Windows User Group: http://ws-ugi-spaces.live.com
    • 8. Writing: Mastering Hyper-V Deployment - Sybex
  • Agenda
    • What does VMM provide?
    • 9. Licensing
    • 10. PowerShell
    • 11. Quick Storage Migration
    • 12. ESX support
    • 13. V2V and P2V migrations
    • 14. Performance & Resource Optimization
    • 15. Demo
  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1
    I can’t say too much about these:
    • Dynamic Memory
    • 16. RemoteFX
    Can’t say anything about the mechanisms
    So don’t bother asking!
  • 17. Without VMM 2008 R2
    • Not everyone needs VMM
    • 18. Failover Clustering and Hyper-V consoles can manage all features of Hyper-V
    • 19. However, managing lots of templates and hosts can become difficult
  • With VMM 2008 R2
    • Manage many hosts with one console
    • 20. Hyper-V, ESX/ESXi, Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1
    • 21. PowerShell extensions for Hyper-V and VMM
    • 22. Library to store: templates, virtual machines, scripts, ISO images
    • 23. More advanced features like SAN integration and Quick Storage Migration
    • 24. Integration with OpsMgr via PRO
    • 25. P2V and V2V
  • Licensing Options
    • Enterprise + Client ($40)
    • 26. $869 + $40/host
    • 27. Workgroup Edition – 5 Hosts Max
    • 28. $505
    • 29. System Center Essentials 2010
    • 30. TBA June 1st 2010
    • 31. System Center Management Suite (incl SA)
    • 32. Enterprise $1,198
    • 33. Datacenter $749/CPU, minimum 2 CPU
  • VMM Built on PowerShell
    • Everything in VMM is PowerShell
    • 34. Wizards can be saved as scripts in the library
    • 35. Basic Hyper-V tasks can be sequenced together to create more complex tasks
    • 36. Adding a Hyper-V Host
    • 37. VM Deployment
    • 38. Quick Storage Migration
  • Quick Storage Migration
    • Change the physical storage location of a VM
  • ESX Support 1/2
    • Uses Virtual Center/vCenter API’s
    • 39. VMware Virtual Center 2.5:
    • 40. VMware ESX(i) Server 3.5
    • 41. VMware ESX Server 3.0 or above
    • 42. VMware vSphere 4 (VI3 features only):
    • 43. VMware ESX(i) Server 4.0
    • 44. ESX(i) Server 3.5
    • 45. ESX Server 3.0 or above
  • ESX Support 2/2
    • Does not support VMware vNetworkDistributed Switches
    • 46. Can do V2V from VMware to Hyper-V directly or via Library
  • V2V
    • Virtual to Virtual Conversion
    • 47. One-way journey
    • 48. Remove any additions.
    • 49. Add IDE driver
    • 50. Shutdown
    • 51. VMware:
    • 52. Direct from managed host
    • 53. Place VM in library
    • 54. Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1:
    • 55. Direct from managed host
  • P2V 1/2
    • Physical to Virtual Conversion
    • 56. One-way journey
    • 57. W2K SP4 and later
    • 58. No Linux support
    • 59. Check TechNet for the long supported OS variations list
  • P2V 2/2
    • Backup
    • 60. Remove any hardware specific software
    • 61. Online migration:
    • 62. Uses VMM agent on running machine
    • 63. Not recommended with running databases
    • 64. Offline Migration:
    • 65. Uses WinPE
    • 66. Add drivers via Use storage and network drivers from the following location
    • 67. Recommended when online fails or with databases
  • PRO
    • Performance & Resource Optimization
    • 68. Provided through management pack integration of OpsMgr and VMM
    • 69. Detect faults or performance spikes
    • 70. Uses Live Migration and Intelligent Placement
    • 71. Move VM’s to more suitable hosts in the cluster
  • PRO Explained
    Highly Available Virtual Machine
    Hyper-V
    Cluster
    VMM
    OpsMgr
  • 72. Demo: VMM 2008 R2
  • 73. FAQ
    Q) Can I install VMM as a virtual machine?
    Yes, but live migration of a VMM VM from VMM is not supported.
    Q) Can I replicate the library?
    A) Not really. Metadata is stored in SQL.
  • 74. If We Have Time …
    The future of VMM …
  • 75. Did I Stay On Schedule?
    That’s all folks!
    Aidan Finn
    @joe_elway
    http://www.aidanfinn.com