Implementing the pilot requires the deployment of each virtualization solution architecture component: virtualization, administration, management, backup, fault tolerance, and monitoring. Microsoft has a product solution for each required component:
Windows Server 2008 and the Hyper-V role provide virtualization and basic administration services.
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) provides advanced administration and management services.
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) SP1 provides backup services.
Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering provides fault tolerance services.
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (SCOM) SP1 provides monitoring services.
Each of these components ...