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March, 2010

  • Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk Performance

    For best performance, should I use dynamic or fixed disks, how about differencing or raw disks and what about for specific workloads? If you have ever asked yourself questions like those (and let’s face it if you are a geek like me, frequently)… do I...
  • Virtualization Case Studies…

    Over the last few weeks,  I have had numerous requests from folks asking about case studies. I.e. what are other people doing and how is it working for them. So here goes… Here is a short list of some of the Canadian case studies and Microsoft Resources...
  • Virtualization Performance Resources

    Note: I have to confess up front that I cannot take credit for this list, but it was recently forwarded to me and I wanted to share… As a follow on from my post on performance, here is a set of resources that are Microsoft and 3rd party that might be...
  • Hack and Defend workshops back in town!

    Are you interesting in understanding how some of the common attack vectors actually work? If you haven’t attending one of these before, they can be useful to look at some of the mistakes that are made when designing websites, configuring databases and...
  • Network Configuration for Live Migration Guide released.

    Since we added Live migration to Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V R2 Server, I have had numerous requests from people wanting an official guide to the networking configuration requirements for optimal performance and reliability. The good news is that the guide...
  • XPMode on machines that don’t support Hardware Virtualization

    If you have played around with XPMode on Windows 7, then you will know that you needed support for hardware virtualization to run it… This was a barrier for some where you got an error message like this: What many of you may have found is that while the...