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  • Blog Post: Notes from the field: Hyper-V @ Hosting company Hostbasket

    I found this onto the Virtualization team blog and thought let’s share this because it’s a Belgian Customer Hi, my name is Bert Van Pottelberghe, business unit manager at Hostbasket , which is the leading hosting company and SaaS-provider in Belgium with over 30,000 SMB customers. In a recent survey...
  • Blog Post: How-to Upgrade to Hyper-V Release Candidate

    A few weeks ago we've released Hyper-V Release Candidate we've made quite some improvements read them on the virtualization blog , the one I want to focus on are the additional guest OS support and how to upgrade your beta environment. Additional Guest OS support : Hyper-V RC now includes support for...
  • Blog Post: Dive into the summer with TechNet : Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 2)

    We kicked off the TechNet Summer 3 weeks ago where we invited you to dive into the Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 1) and Desktop Deployment.   Now it's time for the 3rd topic: Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 2) Microsoft has a virtualization strategy that will help you virtualize...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V: Virtual Machine Bus cannot find enough resources

    A few weeks ago my colleague installed Hyper-V onto her laptop and she copied one of her Virtual Machines onto this server. When she booted the server there where some issues with the virtual machine, the main issue was that the vmbus technology was not available. After a bit of troubleshooting I find...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta released

    We just release Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta the next version of Hyper-V Server  which is our Standalone Hypervisor based Server Virtualization offering. The Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 contains additional functionality compared to the Hyper-V Server. We’ve included the following capabilities: Failover...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Links

    You might have seen this onto other blogs, I still wanted to add this for all of you who didn’t see it somewhere else. And off course beside the links below you can always keep reading my blog. :) Hyper-V Websites Microsoft Virtualization Home Page http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/default.mspx...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Virtualization links

    Whilst preparing for the TechNet Virtualization roadshow I came across some interesting links to help me with the configuration of the integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 . Opsmgr 2007 Management Pack for Windows Server 2008: http://www...
  • Blog Post: Notes From the field: Virtualization, Data Protection Manager and Operations Manager

    As promised I'm writing another post about what feedback I receive from our IT Pro's in the IT Pro Momentum Program . Hyper-V: Installing W2K8 and Hyper-V was very easy.  We’re heavily using Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and Virtual Machine Manager, and there’s virtually no learning curve...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta!

    Many of our customers do not know what computers are in their IT environment or what applications have been deployed.  The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 Beta makes it easier for customers and partners to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in...
  • Blog Post: Offline Virtual Machine Servicing tool 2.1

    The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 has free, tested guidance and automated tools to help customers keep their virtualized machines updated, without introducing vulnerabilities into their IT infrastructure.   The tool combines the Windows Workflow programming model with the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Mythbusters: Top 10 VMWare Myths

    Microsoft Mythbusters: Top 10 VMware Myths
  • Blog Post: Notes From the Field: Virtualization Strategy @ the customer

    Last week I gave a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 session for a Belgian partner and I had the opportunity to talk to some of the IT Pro's who attended my session and here is an excerpt of a mail I received from one of those IT Professionals who relies on our Technology to run their infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Building a Failover Cluster with Server Core Part 1

    During the Dutch Launch event I presented about Windows Failover clustering and I also prepared some demo's. I build a failover cluster on top of a Server Core. In Part 1 I will briefly explain the sysprep process because I had to rebuild all my VM with the RTM version of Windows Server 2008. So first...
  • Blog Post: What’s coming in SCVMM 2008 R2 (RC)?

    While SCVMM 2008 R2 is still in Beta the team is quietly working on improvements for the Release Candidate. There are some great new features coming up:   Storage Migration where you will be able to migrate the storage of a VM within the same host or towards a new host. There will be some downtime...
  • Blog Post: Manage your Virtualized infrastructure with System Center Essentials 2010

    I often get the question if you can use System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE) to manage your Virtual Infrastructure. The answer depends on how many virtual machines you want to manage today and in the future. SCE 2010 includes Virtual Machine management but only a subset of the capabilities of System Center...
  • Blog Post: Updated Requirements and Limits for Virtual Machines and Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Last week during the VDI day I still mentioned that we only supported 64 virtual machines running on a clustered Hyper-V infrastructure. Well we’ve changed the support limits of virtual machines running in a clustered environment towards 1000 VM’s per cluster and still a max of 384 VM’s on each node...
  • Blog Post: Updated virtualization guides: Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

    Updated virtualization guides: Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. These guides, updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server® 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, outline the critical infrastructure design elements that...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V now supports 24 cores

    We just released a new update for Windows Server 2008 which will allow Hyper-V to support 24 cores on the physical box. This update package includes the following improvements: The update package increases the limitation on the number of logical processors to 24. The previous limitation was 16. The update...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Solution Accelerators

    Here is a list of the different Virtualization Solution Accelerators we have at Microsoft: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 for Hyper-V and App-V - http://www.microsoft.com/MAP Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Hyper-V, App-V and SCVMM 2008 http://www.microsoft.com/IPD Offline...
  • Blog Post: Red Hat will be supported on Hyper-V

    Today we already support running SUSE Linux on our Hyper-V platform but some customers asked us for more. They wanted to have support for Red Hat as well, now for all these customers we have some good news. Microsoft and Red Hat recently signed agreements to test and validate our server operating systems...
  • Blog Post: Presenting @ KulenDayz

    Last Saturday I presented at an event in Croatia called KulenDayz (aka Cool’n’days). Kind of funny to present at a Sausage (salami) event. Sausage? Yes Kulen means sausage and actually it’s a local spicy sausage, tastes nice. This event is organized by the community for the community. So my journey towards...
  • Blog Post: Data Backup & Recovery for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Files & Hyper-V – A Technical Overview of System Center Data Protection Manager

    The Belgian System Center User Group organizes their second event and will have Karandeep Anand as a speaker. Karandeep is a Senior Program Manager on the System Center Data Protection Manager team and is very knowledgeable about this product. They took the opportunity to host a session at the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V RC1 released

    Earlier this week we released the Hyper-V RC1 package to the connect.microsoft.com site. What has been improved: In addition to bug fixes and stability improvements we also made some additional changes largely based on feedback from customers Integration Components For Windows Server 2008 guest’s included...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Technical Information and Resources on TechNet

    Are you looking for Technical information to help you with your Hyper-V Infrastructure? We have quite a lot of resources available to help you with: Planning Installation Guidance Best Practices Deployment Pre-Deployment Tools Management Performance Workload Specific...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 – Now in Beta Release!

    VMST 3.0 helps customers more effectively—and safely—manage the workflow of updating their offline virtualization environment. Using VMST 3.0, customers can now service: · Offline virtual machines in a SCVMM library. · Stopped and saved state virtual machines on a host. · Virtual machine templates. ...