Amit Pawar - Infrastructure blog

Experiences of the Amit Pawar - Technology Specialist at Microsoft Australia.

Amit Pawar - Infrastructure blog

  • Can I run Hyper-V on my machine ?

    There is a lot of confusion regards what hardware is required to run Hyper-V 1. Official Hyper-V system requirements are: Hyper-V requires specific hardware. You can identify systems that support the x64 architecture and Hyper-V by searching the Windows...
  • SCVMM 2008 error ID: 2916. Details: Unknown error (0x8033810f)

    If you are getting VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the agent <Agent Managed Host> was lost. Ensure that the WS-Management service and the agent are installed and running and that a firewall is not blocking HTTP traffic....
  • Self-healing NTFS in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

    I ask this question to a customer who ask me about how Windows Server 2008 can help them achieve higher availability for their data. Have you ever had some weird disk or system behavior on your system volume, discovered or believed it was disk corruption...
  • How scalable is Remote Desktop Service for you ?

    Virtual Desktops are all the rage right now and there is a lot of discussion about where and how Virtual Desktops provide the right solution for the diffent types of users in your environment. Microsoft categorises the different types of users in your...
  • Game on – VMware spreads more FUD

    The past few days there has been an very robust discussion through blogs and videos about how VMware is spreading FUD about Hyper-V. Refer to Day 1 - http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/05/09/hyper-v-winning-daily-vmware-fud-reaching...
  • Some NTFS recommendations

    Technorati Tags: NTFS , Windows Server Recommended disk cluster size for NTFS During windows installation windows formats the partition based on the geometry of the disk, following table shows what is the recommended cluster size based on the size. CLUSTER...
  • Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008

    Technorati Tags: Automated , Install , Kit , AIK , WAIK , Vista , SP1 , Windows , Server , 2008 Now that Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1 have Released to Manufacture. Microsoft has also released the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) which...
  • Core parking requirements

    Core Parking has no hardware or processor dependencies In general no – there are no specific requirements. As long as the processor has more than one core, core parking will opportunistically park cores. Core parking is simply a mechanism to express to...
  • Booting Hyper-V R2 from USB

    Lot of customers have been asking me about booting Hyper-V R2 from a USB drive There is documentation for that http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee731893(WS.10).aspx To make this process easier there is a app for that http://code.msdn.microsoft...
  • Hyper-V market share

    Online publications Hyper-V's low cost helps Microsoft weaken VMware's grip on server virtualization: Microsoft has aggressively discounted Hyper-V to grab market share Microsoft narrows gap with VMware Hyper-V makes good showing in first months availability...
  • Introducing SCVMM 2008 Performance & Resource Optimization (PRO)

    Refer to http://blogs.technet.com/chengw/archive/2008/05/21/scvmm-2008-performance-resource-optimization-pro.aspx This is a great introduction to SCVMM 2008 PRO by Cheng Wei.
  • Hyper-V Unleashed - Online Event on July 21

    Microsoft Virtualization is a sponsor at this online event, organized by Windows IT Pro. The event is an interactive experience with staffed booths by Microsoft, Citrix, Certeon, and Symantec. The event also includes educational chats to complement each...
  • Microsoft Application Support for Windows Server 2008

    At the time of writing this blog entry here is a list of Microsoft applications Technorati Tags: Windows , Server , 2008 , Application , Support that work on Windows Server 2008 and indicative timeline for when new application will be supported on Windows...
  • NetApp storage best practices for Microsoft Virtualisation

    NetApp and Microsoft last week announced a 3 year partnership. The fruits of this partnership are already being delivered. NetApp has just released their storage best practices guidance for Microsoft Virtualisation NetApp Storage Best Practices for Microsoft...
  • High availability features of Windows Server 2008

    Technorati Tags: High Availability , Winodws Server 2008 , Clustering Customer that I talk to want to know how they can providing high availability to mission-critical applications, services, and data. When services are down or fail, business continuity...
  • Microsoft Site Recovery Solution

    Recently in my discussions with customers regarding virtualisation the topic of Site Recovery is becoming very popular. I thought it would be worthwhile listing some the resources available to help you understand how Microsoft virtualisation solutions...
  • Windows Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

    Windows Server 2008 Improvements that Benefit Exchange Windows Server 2008 includes a number of improvements and enhancements that can directly benefit servers running Exchange 2007 SP1. There are many benefits to running Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows...
  • Hyper-V and Storage

    There is a lot of information regards Hyper-V and storage options that is scattred in blog post. I aim to find this information and collect it here in this post   Storage options for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive...
  • Planning a Windows Server® 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services infrastructure

    The Microsoft Infrastructure an Planning guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure leads the reader step by step through the process of planning a Windows Server® 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services infrastructure. The guide...
  • Hyper-V R2 Poster

    One page to see all the features of Hyper-V R2. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=64a5cc28-f8a1-4b30-a4a2-455c65bda8d7&displaylang=en
  • Sydney and Melbourne Microsoft Virtualisation Unplugged Events - Telling it like it is

    We are pleased to invite you to hear from one of the founders of x86 virtualisation. Our keynote is Kenon Owens , Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corp. He has worked in the computer industry for over 15 years as an email and virtualisation specialist...
  • Hyper-V Release Candidate and remote management

    There are two update packages for the Hyper-V Release Candidate. Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB949219) This package includes the following items: • The updated version of the Hyper-V Manager console and of the Virtual Machine Connection remote...
  • Install and uninstall VMM agent on Windows 2008 Server Core

    Refer to http://blogs.technet.com/chengw/archive/2008/09/08/install-and-uninstall-vmm-agent-on-windows-2008-server-core.aspx   Technorati Tags: SCVMM 2008 , Hyper-V , Server Core , Virtualisation , Management
  • One stop Hyper-V Technical Information and Resources

    I get a lot requests for information on how do I do the following with Hyper-V Plan Install Best Practices Deployment Pre-Deployment Tools Management Performance Workload Specific Guidance Microsoft now has one page that lists these resources http://technet...
  • Windows Server 2008 in the Enterprise an overview

    Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2008 , Overview , Web , Virtualization , Foundation , Infrastrcuture , Security By now you have either heard or read something somewhere that Microsoft is about to release a new Serve operating System. The new server operating...