This guide leads the reader through the process of planning a Virtual Machine Manager 2008 infrastructure. The goal of the SCVMM 2008 guide is to help project teams gather information, make decisions, choose options, and complete the tasks required to create and design a successful infrastructure. Fundamental decisions and tasks are included, such as identifying the business and technical requirements for managing virtualization and determining whether to integrate Virtual Machine Manager 2008 with Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager 2007, along with how to design that integration. Also, you can use this guide to determine the number of Virtual Machine Manager servers the organization requires, including each server’s size, placement, and connectivity. Explore new features like support for Microsoft Hyper-V™ on Windows Server® 2008, managing VMware ESX through VMware Virtual Center, and resource calibration and optimization improvements.