6.2. Deployment Considerations

Virtual Machine Manager can manage Virtual Server with few deployment considerations. We will go through the prerequisites for management as well as any clustering and high-availability requirements for Virtual Server.

There is only one prerequisite for managing Virtual Server, and that is applicable only for Windows Server 2003 host operating systems: WS-Management v1.1 (also known as WinRM) needs to be downloaded and installed on the host computer prior to adding it as a managed host in VMM. For Windows Server 2003, WinRM was released as an out-of-band (OOB) package that can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft Download Center website. This package applies to all editions of Windows Server 2003 and it replaces ...

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