SCVMM R2 RC Features

The System Center Virtual Machine Manager blog has some details on new features added to the VMM 2008 R2 RC release.  I’d previously wondered about how we’d migrate from per-LUN VM installations to CSV (Cluster Shared Volume) in an efficient manner.  It looks like MS has answered that with "Quick Storage Migration”.  You’ll still have some downtime but it’ll be a whole lot less than what you’d get with a manual move of the files.  Live Migration will have a queue, i.e. more than one LM can be scheduled but only one can take place at a time.  A new rapid VM provisioning method is available via Powershell (only).  There’s some other stuff like deep CPU compatibility checks and support for 3rd party CSV’s and Veritas storage management.

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