Hyper-V Program Manager
Hot on the heals of the Windows Server 2008 R2 beta – you can now download the SCVMM 2008 R2 beta. As well as adding the ability to manage installations of Windows Server 2008 R2 beta – this release of SCVMM adds the following features:
I really like this last one. It allows you to put a Windows server into “maintenance mode”. This migrates all the virtual machines off the computer (if it is in a cluster, otherwise it places the virtual machines into a saved state) and ensures that no new virtual machines are started on the system until you take it out of maintenance mode. This way – if you need to change the hardware or configuration of a Hyper-V server you do not need to worry about running virtual machines while you work on it.
You can get SCVMM 2008 R2 Beta now by going to http://connect.microsoft.com