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SCVMM/PRO Complexity: High

According to Microsoft's own documentation, integrating SCOM with SCVMM adds high complexity and additional cost to your virtualization environment.

Hyper-V Administrators Exhibit Advanced Memory Skills

Hyper-V CSV LUNs have no human-friendly labels, making it difficult for administrators to easily identify volumes. Instead, cryptic GUIDs are shown when monitoring from System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Save $14,970 on VMware ESX management

System Center Virtual Machine Manager is licensed per physical host -- Hyper-V or VMware ESX -- at a cost of $1497 each.

Deceptive Microsoft SCVMM Advertising

System Center Virtual Machine Manager is limited to managing virtual machines (VMs). Claims that SCVMM can manage physical infrastructure are misleading.

SCVMM 2008 Management Pack Finally Released

The System Center Operations Manager Management Pack (MP) for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 was finally released yesterday.  As I wrote previously, the documentation was initially misleading on this feature — eventually we learned that the MP would ship 60 days after SCVMM 2008 released. Let’s use PowerShell to find out if Microsoft made […]

PRO Tips: pros only, please

I recently had the opportunity to attend a two-day Microsoft training class on Hyper-V and SCVMM 2008.  This was a typical Microsoft course with hands-on labs and was billed as a Technical Deep-Dive – whatever that means. I was particularly interested in PRO Tips, which is consistently mentioned as a key benefit of SCVMM.  It […]

Two thousand?

Gartner recently published a report with some interesting details on System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).  One of the three key findings: Operations Manager 2007’s value diminishes when managing non-Microsoft IT elements, whether management is provided by Microsoft or a third party. Sort of reminds me of the value of SCVMM-VirtualCenter integration, but that’s another topic.