Amit Pawar - Infrastructure blog

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

Amit Pawar - Infrastructure blog

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Who is using Microsoft’s Virtualisation solution?

    Everyday there are customers choosing to use Microsoft’s Virtualisation solution over other Virtualisation solutions like VMware. Find out who these customers are and how they are getting the benefits of Virtualisation while they save money. Hit this...
  • 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
  • Microsoft Virtualisation – How to Videos

    If I had a dollar for every time a customer and partner asked me a bout how do I get started with Microsoft’s Virtualisation solutions I could probably retire. So here is a link for the How to Videos that the Virtualisation team has released http://www...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Documentation

    Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee441285.aspx Server Core http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753802(WS.10).aspx
  • HP BladeSystem reference architecture for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 virtualization (Hyper-V)

    HP has released a document that will help with the architecture of Hyper-V R2 running on HP Bladesystem. http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA0-2391ENW.pdf
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Beyond the compete - Microsoft vs VMware

    This session will focus on the key technologies within the Microsoft Product Family that address very real needs that any organisations adopting VWWare Technology has.  We will focus on discussing how to manage VMWare and Hyper-V side by side. Technologies...
  • 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...
  • How much will you pay for a Hypervisor on those cores ?

    Now that 6 core processors are available from both Intel and AMD, the virtualisation team at Microsoft have done some analysis on how much it will cost to run Hypervisors from Microsoft and VMware on these new machines. Refer to http://blogs.technet.com...
  • You can now cluster SQL server in a Virtual Machine

    Microsoft has updated the support policy for running SQL server in a virtual machine that has been clustered. Refer to Support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products that are running in a hardware virtualization environment Technorati Tags: Hyper-V...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-v and Clustering Resources

    With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft has released a lot of documentation that supports Hyper-V and Failover clustering. For a consolidated list of these resources head on over to http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/04/20/9557017...
  • Hyper-V growing up to be stronger

    I wanted to cover the latest announcement around Hyper-V that occurred at TechEd 2009. http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/05/12/tech-ed-windows-server-2008-r2-hyper-v-news.aspx
  • 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...
  • HP publishes 2 whitepapers on NIC teaming support in Hyper-V

    HP has published 2 whitepapers that talk about NIC teaming support in Hyper-V running on HP hardware. 1. Using HP ProLiant Network Teaming Software with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V – How to 2. HP ProLiant Network Adapter Teaming Technorati Tags...
  • Microsoft and Red Hat support statement for Virtualisation

    This is great new for customers who have been waiting for Microsoft to support Red Hat operating systems on Hyper-V. For details head on over to http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/02/15/Microsoft-and-Red-Hat-Joint-Technical-Support.aspx
  • A great free resource - Understanding Microsoft Virtualisation Solutions

    Author Mitch Tulloch has teamed with the Microsoft Virtualization Teams to write a free e-book that is aimed at IT professionals who want to learn about Microsoft’s virtualisation solutions from the Desktop to the Datacenter. This book covers technologies...
  • Virtualisation webcast from Microsoft – Desktop to Data centre

    Microsoft is creating a raft of webcasts to cover the Virtualisation 360 story that talks about virtualisation from Desktop to Data centre. Today, Microsoft's virtualization toolset for the data centre includes: 1. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper...
  • Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer 2008 (VMMCA)

    Microsoft has just announced the availability of Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer 2008 (VMMCA). Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA) is a diagnostic tool that you can use to evaluate important configuration settings...