Microsoft Virtualization Tool Done
Microsoft yesterday shipped a new
management tool for virtual machines
, especially those spawned by Microsoft's
own Hyper-V. So what's the snappy new name for this snazzy new tool? System
Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (while the product is virtual, the name
is really, really long).
This rev of System Center has a familiar MO: It can manage both physical and
virtual servers, something virtually every systems management vendor has told
me in the last six months. The Microsoft tool can also oversee ESX VMs.
VMware should take heed. I believe the company must adopt all its tools to
work across all major hypervisors -- and not just its own. If not, VMware could
ultimately become a marginal player. If it goes multiplatform, the sky is still
very much the only limit.
Does VMware need to support Hyper-V and Xen to survive? Business advice welcome
Posted by Doug Barney on 10/22/2008 at 1:16 PM