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Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack Guide
This guide helps you deploy and use the management pack for Virtual Server 2005 on Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005.The guide explains how to use the management pack to monitor physical computers running the Virtual Server service and the virtual machines that the service hosts, and it describes the reports that the management pack provides.
 
The Microsoft® Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack Guide describes the features and requirements of the Virtual Server 2005 Management Pack for Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 and provides deployment instructions.
The Virtual Server Management Pack monitors physical computers running the Virtual Server service and the virtual machines that the service hosts. The management pack also provides reports that help identify candidates for virtualization and track resource usage of virtual machines and hosts.

Note In Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr), the Server Virtualization Management Pack incorporates the features and capabilities of both of the Server Virtualization Management Pack and the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Management Pack for MOM 2005. If you have deployed OpsMgr, use the Server Virtualization Management Pack to monitor hosts and virtual machines in Virtual Server even if you have not yet deployed System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 (VMM).
 

Overview 

 

The Microsoft® Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack enables you to monitor physical computers running the Virtual Server service, and the virtual machines that the service hosts, in Microsoft® Operations Manager 2005 (MOM). This Management Pack expands the monitoring and reporting capabilities of the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Management Pack. You can use the Management Pack to monitor servers running Microsoft® Virtual Server 2005 R2 or Virtual Server 2005.

 

With Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, customers can run multiple operating systems concurrently on a single physical server, enabling their organizations to use their hardware more efficiently. Virtual Server is optimized to provide this capability within a Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 operating system environment. Virtual Server addresses four key developer and server administrator scenarios: software testing and development, legacy application re-hosting, server consolidation, and testing of distributed server applications on a single server. For information about enhancements added in Virtual Server 2005 R2, see Virtual Server 2005 R2 Product Overview at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=63728.

 

By using views, tasks, and reports in the Virtual Server Management Pack, an administrator can centrally monitor the health and performance of virtual machines and Virtual Server, and can respond quickly to critical events and key performance indicators. As a result, the administrator can take action to prevent costly service outages or minimize their effects, and can reduce the resolution time for alert conditions.

 

An administrator can use reports in the Management Pack to analyze trends, tune performance, and balance the processing load among virtual machine hosts. Management Pack reports also can be used to identify physical computers that are good candidates for conversion to virtual machines and to identify the virtual machine hosts that best meet the resource requirements of a new virtual machine.

 

Because the administrator can respond quickly to critical events and service outages, use of the Management Pack can increase the overall availability and performance of Windows operating systems running within virtual machines. As a result, the Management Pack reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) by enabling proactive management and reducing resolution times for identified issues.

 

Download it, here.

Published Friday, December 14, 2007 5:57 AM by David Marshall
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