In this part we look at how a private cloud works in SCVMM 2012, how the fabric makes up the underlying components of a cloud and how the library has been improved as well as the new Run As account and Run As profile features.
Maybe it’s just me but when there’s been SO much talk about the cloud in IT over the last year or two and when there’s a button called “Create Cloud” inside a new product it tickles my interest.
Private Cloud in Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012
In SCVMMs terms a cloud provide the following characteristics; self-service to allow administrators to delegate provisioning of VMs in the cloud, resource pooling and opacity because users need no knowledge of the underlying physical hardware. It’s also elastic as it’s easy to add resources to increase capacity and private clouds can contain hosts from all three supported hypervisors, you can even create a SCVMM cloud from a VMware resource pool.
Creating a private cloud in SCVMM is a matter of a simple wizard (and some planning!)
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Author: Paul Schnackenburg
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SCVMM 2012 review - Part 2: Private cloud, library services, security and accounts
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