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Article - What is Generation in Hyper-V Manager with Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview? Read on….
I noticed the new screen below and appears in Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview. Virtual machine generation determines the virtual hardware and functionality presented to the virtual machine. In Hyper-V within Windows Server 2012 R2 there are two supported virtual machine generations, generation 1 and generation...
23 Jul 2013
IT Time – TechNet Radio (Part 2) Upgrading from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 – Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Considerations
In Part 2, of their upgrading to Windows 2012 series Blain Barton and Tommy Patterson take us through the considerations you need to make for Hyper-V and Virtual Machines. Tune in as they discuss the best way to upgrade your Hyper-V infrastructure, how to consolidate folder locations, and various...
23 May 2013
Part 23 of 20 – (Bonus Part) - Virtualization Series - Creating and Managing Snapshots for Your Virtual Machines by Blain Barton
Snapshots happened to be my favorite functionality out of the numerous stellar features that come with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012. When you’re experimenting in your Hyper-V test lab, snapshots become your “best friend” for many reasons. First, snapshots help you save “places in time” as well as help...
3 Apr 2013
Part 13 of 20 – Virtualization Series - Your Hyper-V Hosts and Clustering an Availability Story by Matt Hester
Matt Hester does it again with an excellent post taking a look at how Hyper-V takes advantages of some of these enhancements and how you can use Failover Clustering and Hyper-V to truly beef up your virtualization environment. Read on…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms/archive/2013/03/20/20...
26 Mar 2013
Part 12 of 20- Virtualization Series – High Availability: Live Migration with Brian Lewis
Live Migration is the Microsoft Hyper-v feature where you move a running virtual machine from one physical host to another physical host while the VM continues to run. Check out more from Brian below…. http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/03/step-by-step-high-availability-live-migration-part-12-of-20...
20 Mar 2013
Part 7 of 20 – Virtualization Series - Step-by-Step: Speaking iSCSI with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V - Become a Virtualization Expert in 20 Days! By Keith Mayer!
Keith Mayer does it again speaking SCSI again with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V – Read on…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/03/12/speaking-iscsi-with-windows-server-2012-and-hyper-v.aspx#.UUedcWbD-ot To download the 180-Day Windows Server 2012 evaluation bits go to: http:...
18 Mar 2013
Part 6 of 20 – Virtualization Series – Virtualization Storage and SMB by Bob Hunt
Bob Hunt brings up Part 6 of the series - thanks Bob, nice article. Read on…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/bobh/archive/2013/03/27/virtualization-storage-smb-20-days-of-server-virtualization-part-6-of-20.aspx Get the whole series at Dan Stolts’s post (0 of 20) at: http://itproguru.com/expert/2013...
13 Mar 2013
Part 4 of 20- Hyper-V “Datastores” – Wait we don’t need no stinkin’ datastores! By Tommy Patterson
Tommy Patterson originally wrote this article in answering requests during his Pro Camp events, but felt it needed added to our series this month’s Virtualization Series… check it out - . http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/03/hyper-v-datastores-wait-we-dont-need-no-stinkin-datastores/ Download...
11 Mar 2013
VTUG wants your best Virtualization articles – Get Paid and Noticed!
This Virtualization User Group (VTUG) is looking for the best online technical content in the world. Why? Because our members spend hours upon hours doing research duplicating the research process literally millions of times! VTUG wants to aggregate the best content on our site so our members have a...
8 Jan 2013
Virtual Machine Topology Generator Using PowerShell and XLM as a VM Workhorse – Read on….
The system is designed to demonstrate how to leverage the new PowerShell present in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. To get the same scripts go to: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Virtual-Machine-Topology-edd9883a VMT can build a series of Virtual Machines,including inner VM automation...
30 Oct 2012
TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 8 of 8): Integrating System Center 2012
Download: WMV | WMA In this session, we configure the many integration points between the Microsoft System Center components and also between System Center and Active Directory Domain Services.
30 Jul 2012
TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 6 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 - Service Manager
Download: WMV | WMA In this session, we show how to install a highly available Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager, including the configuration management database (CMDB), data warehouse, reporting, self-service portal, and service catalog.
28 Jul 2012
TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 3 of 8): Clustering Hyper-V and Installing a Highly Available Virtual Machine Manager Cluster
Download: WMV | WMA In this session, we take a look at how to create a Hyper-V host cluster and install a highly available cluster by using Virtual Machine Manager, a component of Microsoft System Center 2012.
25 Jul 2012
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 14 - Virtual Network Management and MAC Address Range Information
(Part 14) Virtual Network Management and MAC Address Range This concludes the full FAB 14 series, to see all of the FAB 14 in order go here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2012/05/14/blain-s-hyper-v-fab-14-screencasts-launched-today.aspx Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast...
1 Jun 2012
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 13 - Configuring Remote Server Administration
(Part 13) Configuring Remote Server Administration Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll take look at remote management with Hyper-V Manager and then remote management with Remote Desktop. For more information or resources on this topic, be sure to check out this documentation...
31 May 2012
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 10 - Creating a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) with the Virtual Hard Disk Wizard
(Part 10) Creating a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) with the Virtual Hard Disk Wizard Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll create a Virtual Hard with the Virtual Hard Disk Wizard and look at “Fixed”, “Dynamic” expanding and “Differencing” disks...
28 May 2012
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 8 - Installing Integration Services for Hyper-V
(Part 8) Installing Integration Services Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll look at the integration services and whether they need to be installed and what they are including Operating System Shutdown, Time Synchronization, Data Exchange, Heartbeat and Backup. For more...
24 May 2012
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 7 - Virtual Machine Connections within Hyper-V
(Part 7) Managing the Virtual Machine Connections Application Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll connect to the virtual machine to see the Windows interface using the Virtual Machine Connections Application. For more information or resources on this topic, be sure to check...
23 May 2012
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 6 - Configuring Hyper-V Setting like Keyboard and Mouse Release Keys and more
(Part 6) Configuring Hyper-V User Settings Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll take a look at configuring Hyper-V Settings like Keyboard and Mouse Release keys and more. For more information or resources on this topic, be sure to check out this documentation from TechNet...
22 May 2012
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 5 - Adding a new Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Manager
(Part 5) Deploying a New Virtual Machine Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll take a look at adding a new Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Manager. For more information or resources on this topic, be sure to check out this documentation from TechNet: http://technet.microsoft...
21 May 2012
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 2 - Configuring the Hyper-V Role
(Part 2) Installing the Hyper-V Role Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll configure the Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Role for Virtualization. For more information or resources on this topic, be sure to check out this documentation from TechNet: http://technet.microsoft...
16 May 2012
Hyper-V Fab 14 Count Down–Part 1 - "The Beginning" - Get Started By Downloading Your Microsoft Evaluation Products at http://aka.ms/msproducts
(Part 1) Downloading Microsoft Evaluation Products Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll show you the best way to obtain evaluation versions of Microsoft Products using the http://aka.ms/msproducts site, LIVE ID and Download Manager.
15 May 2012
Blain’s Hyper-V FAB 14 Screencasts Launch Today!
I have been working on some screencasts on getting to know Hyper-V Setup and Deployment on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and thought I would share them with you. I have created 14 different video demos around Hyper-V calling them the FAB 14 ( F OR A LL B USINESSES). I will also be posting one...
14 May 2012
IT Time – TechNet Radio: Managing Hyper-V in PowerShell for Windows Server 2012
Eric Bahna, Sr. Program Manager from the Windows Server team joins us for today’s show as we talk about managing your Hyper-V environments using PowerShell in Windows Server “8” Beta. Tune in as we cover what’s new and improved upon on in this release, such as remote management capabilities, an increased...
23 Apr 2012
Jump Start - Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
New Jump Start! Microsoft Server Virtualization -- Get Certified! Microsoft Learning is hosting a brand new class in the popular “Jump Start” series. We received rave reviews from the last Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start delivered earlier this year and know this new course will be another smash....
13 Jan 2012
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