When I was asked in class recently what type of virtualization hosts are supported by System Center 2012 though Virtual Machine Manager I readily answered off the top of my head. Unfortunately one of my students went on-line to search for confirmation of this, and came up with a TechNet article that gave a conflicting answer (http://technet.microsoft.com/library/gg697603.aspx).
While it does conflict with my answer, I have tried all of the environments that I listed and they all work just fine. So here is my list of supported hosts in System Center 2012 SP1.
- Windows Server 2012 (full installation, Server Core, or MinShell)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (full installation or Server Core)
- ESXi 5.1
- ESXi 5.0
- ESX 4.1
- ESXi 4.1
- ESX 4.0
- ESXi 4.0
- XenServer 6.1
- XenServer 6.0
- Citrix XenServer – Microsoft System Center Integration Pack
- I hope this clears the air…