SCVMM or System Center VMM is the acronym for System Center Virtual Machine Manager. It refers to a management tool, which Microsoft Group introduced and developed to manage Hyper Virtualization feature efficiently, particularly, when the virtual machine and size of services deployment in any company increases.
According to IT professors of Shri Ram Group Jabalpur known as a well-known engineering college in India, Hyper-V incorporates tools of its own to manage virtual machines in the form of enterprise scales for including fail over clusters. On the other side, replication of Hyper V or multiple hosts present in Hyper-V across large numbers of physical servers. In this situation, System Center VMM helps in simplification of managing scale present in virtualized type of infrastructure.
SCVMM mainly allows management and configuration of virtualization hosts, storage and networking resources used mainly for deployment of virtual machines and respective services. It performs functions with different forms of virtualization hosts beyond only Hyper-V, along with Citrix XenServer and VMware.
Setup of System Center Virtual Machine Manager includes installation of many core components and fundamental services, like VMM Console, VMM Management Server, Library Servers and integration with operation manager of the system center. In addition, it also incorporates various infrastructural serves in the form of WSUS Servers.
Features of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
IT and CS professors of Shri Ram Group Jabalpur, recognized as a reputed engineering college in India has explained about key features present in System Center Virtual Machine Manager, which include
Smooth VM Migration
R2 included in this manager includes highly improved virtual machine transfers in combination with Live Managers. It helps any virtual machine to transfer in between hosts without causing any downtime. However, users should keep in their minds of upgrading R2 to obtain the feature of Live Migration and thereby, to work with VMM i.e. Virtual Machine Manager.
Additional Support for Backup
Virtual Machines migration may now easily take place by the help of SANs or Storage Area Networks with various automated capabilities. This type of migration eliminates all sorts of manual works, which accompany VM migrations in the past. Moreover, you will find other upgrades related to SAN, which are clustered support and advanced ISCSI.
Provides Consistency with Cluster Shared Volumes
System Center Virtual Machine Manager and its R2 helps in elimination of the problem related to complicated LUN configuration and easy management by the help of Cluster Shared Volumes, which mainly simplify failovers present in virtual machines. Furthermore, CSV provides a simple and easy overall storage system.
Operates on Riskless Maintenance Mode
Maintenance mode is also an important inclusion to provide secured possible upgrade and maintenance solutions without creating any kind of threat to virtual machines present in a big cluster. In the maintenance mode, administrators are able to transfer their virtual machines into the saved condition or use the facility of live migration.