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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Managing a Server Farm

Server farms are built to provide a consolidated set of resources that can be managed as a single resource. This allows scalability and ease of management. Managing a farm of Hyper-V servers with SCVMM 2008 requires planning to map the delegation abilities of the SCVMM 2008 to the management scenarios required. The most common scenarios where farms of Hyper-V servers will be required are data centers, test labs, common development environments, and virtual desktop infrastructures. Although each of these scenarios involves a pool of Hyper-V servers, the way they are configured and managed differ. The combination of the management scenario and the delegation requirements will drive the number of SCVMM 2008 servers that are ...

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