In modern operating systems, including Windows, application programs and many system processes always reference memory using virtual memory addresses which are automatically translated to real (RAM) addresses by the hardware. Only core parts of the operating system kernel bypass this address translation and use real memory addresses directly. Virtual Memory is always in use, even when the memory required by all running processes does not exceed the amount of RAM installed on the system. An expanded version of this article is available at: http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/WindowsGeneralWeb/RAMVirtualMemoryPageFileEtc.htm
Brief from the article…
Here's a list of how much RAM the various Windows versions and editions support (as of May 2010): Windows NT 4.0: 4 GB Windows 2000 Professional: 4 GB Windows 2000 Standard Server: 4 GB Windows 2000 Advanced Server: 8 GB Windows 2000 Datacenter Server: 32 GB Windows XP Professional: 4 GB Windows Server 2003 Web Edition: 2 GB Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition: 4 GB Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition: 32 GB Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition: 64 GB Windows Vista: 4 GB Windows Server 2008 Standard: 4 GB Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: 64 GB Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: 64 GB Windows 7: 4 GB
Taken from Microsoft Support Article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2267427
Microsoft DPE India – Academia has an annual event spanning across 100 Cities in 100 Days. We call it Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra., targeted towards students.
I am extremely happy to be a part of Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra. An unique opportunity to interact with extremely talented & enthusiast students across the country. I will be presenting for this first event on 28th January 2011 at Atharva College, Navi Mumbai, India. If you are coming, do catch up post session.
Keep visiting Microsoft DreamSpark Site to know more. http://www.dreamsparkyatra.com/default.aspx
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Recently I presented on Virtualization 360 stack for the during an educational event for faculties. I would like to share the following resources to learn most around Virtualization Stack from Microsoft.
Basically during my Virtualization Workshop I planned to cover the following stack of Microsoft Technologies.
Datacenter/Server Virtualization (Hyper-V) Desktop Virtualization (Windows Virtualization) Application Virtualization (APP-V) Remote Desktop Service Virtualization (RDP) Storage Virtualization (iSCSI)
And along with these set of technology brief about Private Cloud infrastructure using the System Center Management Suite.
Update: Some more resources
Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit for Hyper-V http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd537570.aspx
Microsoft ROI Cost Comparison Calculator http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/cost-compare-calculator.aspx
Live Migration Overview & Architecture Whitepaper http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=fdd083c6-3fc7-470b-8569-7e6a19fb0fdf&DisplayLang=en
High Availability for a Server Running Hyper-V http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd197488(WS.10).aspx
Case Studies You can find all the Virtualization case studies at this portal. http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/case-studies-featured.aspx Customer Success Portal http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/customer-successes.aspx
Cost Advantage http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/cost-advantage.aspx
P2V P2V: Converting Physical Computers to Virtual Machines in VMM http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc764232.aspx
SSP 2.0 (Private Cloud) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=fef38539-ae5a-462b-b1c9-9a02238bb8a7&displaylang=en
Along, with this. I have presented on Desktop Virtualization at www.zeollar.com Live Webcast Session.
Here is the link for Windows Virtual PC & Windows XP Mode Session.
If you have any questions/queries drop a note to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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