Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 Release Candidate is available for download!
What's Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 ?
The Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (VMMSSP) is a fully
supported, partner-extensible solution that can be used by customers to
pool, allocate, and manage their compute, network and storage resources
to deliver the foundation for a private cloud platform in their
VMMSSP (also referred to as the self-service portal) is a fully
supported, partner-extensible solution built on top of Windows Server
2008 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center VMM. You can use it to pool,
allocate, and manage resources to offer infrastructure as a service and
to deliver the foundation for a private cloud platform inside your
datacenter. VMMSSP includes a pre-built web-based user interface that
has sections for both the datacenter managers and the business unit IT
consumers, with role-based access control. VMMSSP also includes a
dynamic provisioning engine. VMMSSP reduces the time needed to
provision infrastructures and their components by offering business
unit “on-boarding,” infrastructure request and change management. The
VMMSSP package also includes detailed guidance on how to implement
VMMSSP inside your environment.
Important: VMMSSP is not an
upgrade to the existing VMM 2008 R2 self-service portal. You can choose
to deploy and use one or both self-service portals depending on your
The self-service portal provides the following features that are exposed through a web-based user interface:
and allocation of datacenter resources: Store management and
configuration information related to compute, network and storage
resources as assets in the VMMSSP database.
of virtual machine actions: Provide a simple web-based interface to
extend the default virtual machine actions; for example, you can add
scripts that interact with Storage Area Networks for rapid deployment
of virtual machines.
unit on-boarding: Standardized forms and a simple workflow for
registering and approving or rejecting business units to enroll in the
request and change management: Standardized forms and human-driven
workflow that results in reducing the time needed to provision
infrastructures in your environment.
provisioning: Supports bulk creation of virtual machines on provisioned
infrastructure through the web-based interface.Helps business units to
manage their virtual machines based on delegated roles.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter; Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Administrator Console
SQL Server 2008 Enterprise or Standard Edition
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