BT

AWS Ships an add-in for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

| by Janakiram MSV Follow 0 Followers on Nov 04, 2014. Estimated reading time: 1 minute |

Amazon is integrating EC2 management with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). Microsoft Windows administrators can use the familiar System Center user interface to provision and configure virtual machines running on Amazon EC2. 

With enterprise customers moving workloads to cloud, they are looking for unified tools to seamlessly manage both on-premise and cloud resources. With this integration, customers can administer, monitor and manage virtual machines running in both the private cloud and public cloud environments. AWS Systems Manager for SCVMM is available to download and installs as an add-in to SCVMM. It uses AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles to authenticate to Amazon EC2. Once setup, administrators can view all EC2 for Windows instances by region and availability zone, in addition to other hypervisors and environments already supported within SCVMM. They can use the SCVMM interface to perform common maintenance tasks such as restarting, stopping, and removing instances, as well as remotely accessing an instance using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).


With this add-in, administrators can monitor the following resources:

  • Amazon EC2 instances (Microsoft Windows and Linux)
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • AWS CloudFormation stacks
  • AWS Beanstalk applications

Customers with existing Microsoft System Center licenses can extend it to cloud through Microsoft License Mobility program.

Earlier this year, Amazon has shipped a similar plug-in for VMware vCenter. Apart from integrating with the vCenter user interface, Amazon has also made it easy to import VMDK, the native file format of VMware images to Amazon EC2.

 By targeting both Microsoft SCVMM and VMware vCenter, Amazon is trying to become more accessible for enterprise IT teams. 

Rate this Article

Adoption Stage
Style

Hello stranger!

You need to Register an InfoQ account or or login to post comments. But there's so much more behind being registered.

Get the most out of the InfoQ experience.

Tell us what you think

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread
Community comments

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Discuss

Login to InfoQ to interact with what matters most to you.


Recover your password...

Follow

Follow your favorite topics and editors

Quick overview of most important highlights in the industry and on the site.

Like

More signal, less noise

Build your own feed by choosing topics you want to read about and editors you want to hear from.

Notifications

Stay up-to-date

Set up your notifications and don't miss out on content that matters to you

BT