Profiles in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

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Michel Lüscher wrote a very interesting blog post about the new profiles in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. SCVMM 2012 brings a lot of really cool new features especially for deployment of private and public clouds.

Here are some things I really like about SCVMM 2012:

  • Host Profiles for Hyper-V Hosts. This is probably the most important and coolest new feature of SCVMM 2012. This lets you create Profiles for your Hyper-V Hosts (like in vSphere) but the best thing is the way you can deploy new hosts. Microsoft uses the Boot from VHD feature to setup new hosts. More on this here.
  • The Hardware Profile lets you now add an IP addresses to network adapter in a VM
  • Applications Profiles, select roles and features of Windows Server 2008 R2. For a very quick deploy of new services.

If you wanna read more about the profiles in SCVMM 2012 you should check out this blog post (german).