Managing Storage of Virtual Machines with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SC-VMM)

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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Modern day Data Centers depend on unified management of physical and virtual machines, centralized resource optimization, consolidation of underutilized physical servers, and rapid provisioning of virtual machines (VM). Running IT infrastructure that is distributed across multiple sites and dependent on heterogeneous storage configurations poses some unique challenges including discovering this infrastructure and making sense out of it, reliably configuring VM\Host dependencies on the remote storage, finding creative ways to effectively assist with the typical administrative tasks (VM host patching, monitoring load, upgrading storage, etc), coping with the vendor specific interpretations of standard interfaces as well as the complete lack of standardization in certain aspects.