The Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 RC is now available for download from the Microsoft website.
MS System Center Essentials provides all IT professionals in mid-sized organizations, a unified physical and virtual management experience. Enabling them to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so they can efficiently and proactively manage their respective IT environment.
The Microsoft System Center Essentials supports a variety of Operating Systems which include Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2. The Server running this application require at least 2.8 GHz or faster microprocessor, 4 GB of RAM, 20 GB of available hard disk space (1 GB on the system drive); 150 GB of available hard disk space if planning virtualization management.
Downloading System Center Essential requires registration at Microsoft TechNet. You can download this from the Microsoft Download Center.