The following list summarizes VMM enhancements and new functionality in the System Center 2012 SP1 release. Additional details are provided further below.
- System Requirements:
Changes to supported versions of the operating system, and other required software. For a complete list of supported configurations, see System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager.
- New model for virtual machine networking, including network virtualization and VLANs for network isolation.
- Management of the Hyper-V extensible switch, including deployment and configuration of virtual switch extensions using a new logical switch concept.
- Support for Network Virtualization with the support for using DHCP to assign customer addresses, and for using either the IP rewrite or Network Virtualization with Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) mechanism to virtualize the IP address of a virtual machine. Continue reading “What’s New in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)”