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Virtual Machine Manager R2 Beta Out

Microsoft has made the beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM) R2 available. This release keeps it more or less synchronized with the Windows Server 2008 R2 development schedule.

The big upgrade, from a functional standpoint, is that it supports and manages Live Migration. Live Migration is the ability to move a running virtual machine (VM) from one physical server to another, with no downtime. Live Migration was a key upgrade for the Windows 2008 R2 beta. Without it, Microsoft can't really compete with its main rival, VMware, which has had its version of Live Migration, called vMotion, available for years.

Posted by Keith Ward on 03/16/2009 at 12:48 PM


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