With System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, we have added a lot of new features from managing the capabilities of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V like Live Migration and Cluster Shared Volumes, as well as introducing new features like Quick Storage Migration and Maintenance Mode.
One new feature that we have added in VMM 2008 R2 after the RC is:
Support for VMware vSphere 4
What this means is that VMM will be able to manage VMware vSphere 4 environments to the same extent that they currently manage VMware Infrastructure 3 systems. We haven’t added new support (like IDE HDD, etc), but whatever you could do to a VI3 environment, it is now to supported as well with a VMware vSphere 4 environment.
Last Monday, 08/16/2009, I was a guest on the Frugal Tech Show. We talked about System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. Jeff Woolsey had done one earlier on Hyper-V talking about the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2.