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Virtual Machine Manager Decision Flow

Updated: October 21, 2008

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

The System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) decision flow is a high-level decision flow model that you can use to help you implement VMM in your virtual environment. The decision flow provides links to information about key features in VMM 2008 and VMM 2008 R2. To use this table, follow the path from top to bottom. After each decision point, click the link to review content about that feature. To view an interactive flowchart version of this table, see Virtual Machine Manager Decision Flow (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=126290).

Decision Flow


Step Statement Decision


Do you have a previous version of VMM deployed?

If Yes, go to step 2. If No, go to step 3.


To upgrade or migrate to VMM

See Upgrading VMM (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=159862).

Go to step 4.


To perform a new installation of VMM

See New Installation of VMM (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125914).

Go to step 4.


To add hosts to VMM

See Adding Hosts (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=125921).

Go to step 5.


Do you want to add a VMware Infrastructure 3 environment?

If Yes, go to step 6. If No, go to step 7.


To add a VMware VirtualCenter Server

See How to Add a VMware VirtualCenter Server (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=128560).

Go to step 7.


Do you want to configure a VMM library server?

If Yes, go to step 8. If No, go to step 9.


To configure a VMM library server

See Configuring the VMM Library (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125945).

Go to step 9.


Do you want to configure Operations Manager integration with VMM?

If Yes, go to step 10. If No, go to step 11.


To configure Operations Manager integration with VMM

See Configuring Operations Manager Integration with VMM (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=159865).

Go to step 11.


Do you want to configure delegated administration?

If Yes, go to step 12. If No, go to step 13.


To configure delegated administration

See Managing User Roles (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125951).

Go to step 13.


Do you want to configure a SAN environment for use with VMM?

If Yes, go to step 14. If No, go to step 15.


To configure a SAN environment for VMM

See Configuring a SAN Environment for VMM (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125953).

Go to step 15.


Do you want to review optional post-installation tasks?

If Yes, go to step 16. If No, go to step 17.


To review optional post-installation tasks

See Optional Post-Installation Tasks (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125954).

Go to step 17.


To review VMM Operations content

See Operations (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125955).

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