Amit Pawar - Infrastructure blog

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

Amit Pawar - Infrastructure blog

  • 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....
  • Hyper-V performance some thoughts

    There is quite a lot of documentation ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794762.aspx ) and blogs on how to get the best peformance from Hyper-V. Here are some of my thoughts. 1. Disk:   allow separate disks for the parent partition (ie...
  • Hyper-V and VHD Performance - Dynamic vs. Fixed

    If you are in the midst of testing and deploying Virtual machines using the VHD file format on Hyper-V and want the best performance from a I/O performance check out this post by Tim Litton http://blogs.technet.com/winserverperformance/archive/2008/09...
  • Professional Developer Conference content for Virtualisation

    Enabling Test Automation Using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V With Hyper-V, you can decrease your software test cycles, improve your test coverage, and provide testers and developers a safe, scalable test bed for applications. In this session we introduce...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Measuring Performance on Hyper-V

    1. Measuring Performance on Hyper-V While most of the principles of analysing performance of a guest operating system installed on a Hyper-V virtual machine performance are the same as analysing the performance of an operating system installed on a physical...
  • 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...
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 is now available

    System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 provides a management solution for the virtualized data center that helps enable centralized management of IT infrastructure, increased server utilization, and dynamic resource optimization across multiple virtualization...
  • 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...
  • Is VMware costing you way too much

    Head over to http://www.vmwarecostswaytoomuch.com/ to find out how you and your organisation could save with Microsoft's virtualisation solutions. Use the ROI tool to find out how much you could be saving. Technorati Tags: Hyper-V , VMware , Cost , TCO...
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Releases/Hosting for App-V

    Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) version 4.5 has been released. Formerly known as SoftGrid, App-V 4.5 is the first Microsoft-branded release of the product. It includes new capabilities designed to help IT support large-scale virtualisation...
  • Exchange on Hyper-V

    Microsoft supports Exchange Server 2007 in production on hardware virtualisation software only when all the following conditions are true: The hardware virtualisation software is Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, or...
  • Australian customers using Hyper-V

    Now that Hyper-V and SCVMM have officially launched ( www.getvirtualnow.com ) the case studies are coming in for Australian customers Click on this link to see a list of the Australian case studies for Hyper-V http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/search...
  • How to use Failover clustering in Windows Server 2008 with SCVMM 2008

    Want to know how to make your Virtual Machines highly available with the built in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 and see how easy it is to make a Virtual Machine highly available with SCVMM 2008. Head on over to http://blogs.technet.com/chengw...
  • 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.
  • Microsoft.com Powered by Hyper-V

    Now that Hyper-V has been around for a month or so I keep getting asked for early proof points and case studies of where Hyper-V is being used in Production. The case study that really stands out in my mind is an internal one at Microsoft. One of the...
  • Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

    The increasing use of virtual machines creates new challenges for IT. Virtual machines that are left offline for extended periods of time do not automatically receive operating system, anti-virus, or application updates that would keep them compliant...
  • Hyper-V through videos

    Interview with Mike Neil about Hyper-V RTM , including: Why Microsoft decided to get into the server virtualization environment. Changes between the various release candidates and RTM. Challenges encountered along the way. Where Hyper-V is heading. IT...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 (MAP) is here

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. It offers easy...
  • Infrastructure Planning and Design for Hyper-V and Terminal Services

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series provides guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products, including Windows Server 2008 and SoftGrid. The series is a collection of documents that will lead the reader through a sequence of core decision...
  • Hyper-V has now released to manufacturing (RTM)

    Hyper-V, a key feature of Windows Server 2008, has now released to manufacturing (RTM) and is available for deployment into production environments. A beta of Hyper-V was included with Windows Server 2008 and this update provides the final release. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Step up your infrastructure

    I was recently watching a movie Step Up 2 The Streets and this got me thinking about how customers that I talk to want to Step up their IT infrastructure to the next level to given them edge in the market that they play in. As a Technology Specialist...