Virtual Machine Mangager (SCVMM)
ActiveBatch® Extension - SCVMM
The ActiveBatch® Extension for SCVMM 2012 allows IT Operations staff to create, provision, clone and distribute virtual machines across Hyper-V, VMware and other virtual machine systems. Within ActiveBatch a systems administrator can add or delete a host or virtual machine, create snapshots and/or checkpoints, clone virtual machines and establish maintenance modes for specific machines for improved resource utilization and reduced administrative costs.
In addition, ActiveBatch also supports the "automated provisioning" of virtual resources via SCVMM, thus allowing ActiveBatch to "intelligently" provision virtual machines on the fly without the need to manually insert SCVMM Job Steps within each workflow. ActiveBatch's Smart Queue framework allows ActiveBatch to automatically provision virtual resources in real-time to ensure that workflows have adequate resources to complete successfully. Alternatively, ActiveBatch Scheduling Analytics combines historical analysis and workload forecasting to ensure adequate reservation of resources for the successful completion of workflows whose completion is tied to a policy-based SLA.
The result: the ability to leverage ActiveBatch as a single interface to manage
your virtual environment across multiple platforms, such as VMware, Hyper-V and
Xen, all through a single user interface, allowing IT organizations to make more
flexible, dynamic choices in their application deployment and their allocation of
- Higher server utilization
- Improved service levels
- Better utilization of resources via the ability to start and stop virtual machines in ActiveBatch when workflows are complete
- The ability to better meet changing requirements and increased continuity and disaster recovery
- Reduced cost of operations
The ActiveBatch Extension for SCVMM compliments the VMware Job Step extension located in the ActiveBatch Integrated Jobs Library, which give users the ability to deploy and maintain virtual systems while integrating them with other applications, databases and platforms inside or outside of the VMware infrastructure.
ActiveBatch supports System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 and 2012 SP1.