A number of people have commented to me on the rather steep requirements to run Beta 1 of System Center Virtual Machine Manager. And I have to agree – with the requirement of:
- Domain joined 32-bit Windows Server 2003 R2
- PowerShell RC1
- Net 3.0
- WS Management
Now pretty much all of my domain joined servers are 64-bit, but there is a simple solution. Install SCVMM inside of a virtual machine. Luckily SCVMM seems to have no problems with managing the version of Virtual Server that it is running inside of.