Download System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server "8" Beta - Virtual Machine Manager Evaluation (VHD)

The System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server "8" Beta - Virtual Machine Manager - Evaluation VHD now available for download updates the Virtual Machine Manager component of System Center 2012 to enable the component's management server to run on the Windows Server "8" Beta, to manage virtual machines (VMs) hosted on Windows Server "8" […]

The System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server "8" Beta - Virtual Machine Manager - Evaluation VHD now available for download updates the Virtual Machine Manager component of System Center 2012 to enable the component's management server to run on the Windows Server "8" Beta, to manage virtual machines (VMs) hosted on Windows Server "8" Beta and to manage new features in Windows Server "8" beta.

"The CTP enables the Virtual Machine Manager component's management server to run on the Windows Server "8" Beta as well as managing virtual machines (VMs) hosted on Windows Server "8" Beta," stated Microsoft.

The CTP also enables management of new Windows Server "8" Beta features in Virtual Machine Manager:

  • Creation of Hyper-V Virtual Networks using Hyper-V Network Virtualization
  • Creation of virtual machines using the VHDx format
  • SMB 2.2 file servers as storage for virtual machines in a clustered and non-clustered environment
  • Live migration and live storage migration

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the self-extracting SC2012_SP1_CTP_VMM_EVALVHD.part01.exe file and the all other ".rar" files
  2. Download the "Evaluating System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager by Using a Pre-Configured VHD.docx" step-by-step instructions for how to use the VHD to create a virtual machine
  3. Place all downloaded files in the same directory
  4. Double-click the self-extracting VSC2012_SP1_CTP_VMM_EVALVHD.part01.exe file to extract the VHD file
  5. Follow the instructions on the "Evaluating System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager by Using a Pre-Configured VHD.docx" file to complete the setup of VMM

Download the System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server "8" Beta - Virtual Machine Manager - Evaluation (VHD) from Microsoft Download Center.