The ActiveBatch Extension for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM) allows IT Operations staff to create, provision, clone and distribute virtual machines across Hyper-V, VMware and other virtual machine systems. Add or delete a host and/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.
- Higher server utilization
- Rapid provisioning of virtual machines
- 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
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.
ActiveBatch Workload Automation for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager has not been reviewed by any customers.
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