It was announced today that the new System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 application is availble for beta download right now.
The new edition of VMM 2012 allows for a far more seamless integration of Self Service management and VM provisioning. A big positive from this is the fact that VMM 2012 now adds support for the Citrix XenServer Hypervisor making it a true cross-platform Hypervisor management tool.
SCVMM 2012 now supports bare metal provisioning of Hyper-V hosts using IPMI, DCMI, SMASH and custom provisioning which means in essence that you can now deploy a new hyper v host using SCVMM templates and the HP ILO for example, that will build the O/S, add it to your cluster and even install a SCOM agent using the pre-built SCVMM template in your library.
Cluster storage management is now possible too and you no longer need to exclusively use Failover Cluster Manager to manage your LUN's.
You can download the beta from this link: