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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition (Includes Software Assurance)

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SKU: LVS-46250
This product includes the Workgroup Edition of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 and five server management licenses (MLs.)

VMM is a server application for administration and management of Microsoft and VMware virtual machine guests and virtual machine hosts. It provides network administrators real-time views of resource allocation and allows rapid reconfiguration.

Administrators can access VMM through the Administrator Console or through the Windows PowerShell command-line interface (CLI).

When a virtual machine is deployed, VMM analyzes performance data and resource requirements for both the workload and the host, allowing the administrator to fine-tune placement algorithms to receive optimal deployment recommendations from the software. Tools and wizards simplify converting physical machines to virtual ones (physical-to-virtual, or P2V, conversions) and converting VMware virtual machines to the Microsoft VHD format (virtual-to-virtual, or V2V, conversions).

The VMM Administrator Console provides a real-time central view of all virtual machines and resource usage; resource settings can be changed on virtual machines without interrupting workloads, and virtual machine guests can be rapidly migrated from one host to another to optimize physical resources. For example, if network storage is close to being overallocated in one location, a network administrator can change the allocation.

The Workgroup Edition can be used to manage a maximum of five virtual machine hosts. Organizations requiring support for management of more than five virtual machine hosts through an Administrator Console or CLI should request VMM Enterprise Server Management Licenses, which also include the VMM server software if requested.

VMM can be configured to allow nonadministrators to deploy nonserver virtual environments through a self-service web portal. For example, developers could create an instance of a specific operating system in a virtual environment to test the operation of their software with that operating system. Client MLs license these nonadministrators to use the virtual environments.

Service Pack 1 includes support for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, new dynamic memory settings for better scripting and administration, and RemoteFX video settings for enhancing the graphical capabilities of virtual machines.

Licenses Included: The Workgroup Edition includes five server MLs.

User and OSE client MLs are also available. A client ML is required for each nonserver OSE managed through VMM.

For more information about licensing VMM, see Techsoups Programme's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

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Software Assurance: Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

See Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 System Requirements.
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