Chapter 8

Understanding Service Modeling

One of the most powerful aspects of VMM 2012 is the ability to combine various library components, to deploy not only a VM, but also a complex n-tier application, across many VMs over different networks. Before you can create and deploy services in VMM, a number of prerequisites need to be met. This chapter introduces service deployment and in an extended example, takes a simple service from deployment through scaling out, exporting and importing a service template, and managing updates. This chapter covers the following main topics:

  • How service templates enable you to model services and deploy them as easily as VMs
  • How sequencing captures all necessary steps and resources for distributing and installing ...

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