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29 Aug 2006
Virtual Server & PC
Microsoft Virtual Server 2005: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/default.mspx Microsoft Virtual PC 2004: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx
5 Jul 2005
In case you missed Live Migration on Monday
Bob Muglia showcases the Hyper-V Live Migration platform. Bellevue, Wash., Sept. 8, 2008. You can view the video here Technorati Tags: Hyper-V , Live Migration , Virtualizationi
10 Sep 2008
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and BitLocker Drive Encryption
BitLocker allows as you know Operating System boot and disk drive encryption. How you can use this for Hyper-V and virtual machines is documented in this white paper here Technorati Tags: Hyper-V , virtualization
25 Jun 2008
TechNet Webcast: Managing Hyper-V Virtual Machines with WMI and Windows
TechNet Webcast: Managing Hyper-V Virtual Machines with WMI and Windows PowerShell (Level 300) Event ID: 1032381324 Wednesday, July 02, 2008 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Event Overview Before the beta release of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, there was only one option...
16 Jun 2008
Last week was TechReady3 in Seattle for a few Microsoft colleagues and I (5000+ I think), it’s the Microsoft technical communities internal TechEd conference. Over the next few weeks or months you should start to see some of the announcements and details on what we learnt and were shown mentioned. A...
1 Aug 2006
Readers question on SCVMM
Lee emailed me to ask: I've been interested in trying out some of the Microsoft Virtualization software but I'm somewhat confused by the product and wonder if you can set the record for me. I have setup a test server running W2003 Server with Virtual Server 2005 R2. I've do some reading on the VMM and...
19 Oct 2007
WSSRA - Virtual Environments for Development and Test
I just read the " Upstate-NY-Technology " Blog and noticed the last post which mentioned the WSSRA-VE guide or to give it it's full snappy title: Windows Server System Reference Architecture Virtual Environments for Development and Test (WSSRA-VE). This was something I meant to Blog about when it...
10 Mar 2006
New Podcast site (to me anyway)
An email today mentioned a website I'd not heard of before; there are some big names in Windows Virtualization that have provided interviews. I've only managed to listen to Mark so far... Dr. Mark Russinovich , Microsoft Technical Fellow Eric Traut , Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Mike Neil , General...
11 Dec 2007
SCVMM 2008 Announced
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 has been announced at MMS: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/apr08/04-29MMS08PR.mspx Also announced was this (I believe) previously undisclosed feature: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 tightly integrates with Operations Manager 2007 to...
29 Apr 2008
Linux mouse thanks to project Satori
Ever run a Linux OS on Hyper-V and wanted mouse support, now thanks to our friends at Citrix you can have it, take a look at this announcement http://vmblog.com/archive/2009/03/24/citrix-project-satori-announced.aspx or go straight to the download http://www.xen.org/download/satori.html Technorati...
25 Mar 2009
Top 10 Server Consolidation issues – Part 7
So this is the final post in this series. I feel like I’ve missed out loads of information but it was my intention at the outset to present you with the major issues customers have told me about, and how I address them. 9. Change control or the lack of I wrote in Part 3 about policy and changes...
12 Aug 2005
Increase a VHD size - the methods
Dugie and others have posted about this in the past, now Conrad has added some great detail, especially leveraging native Microsoft tools (some still in beta). Basically you have a choice of: Method 1 . Using WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) which uses Imagex.exe and WinPE rather than a 3rd...
4 Jan 2007
Performance tuning WS08 and Hyper-V
If you want to and who wouldn't...take a look at the new Windows Server 2008 Tuning guide . Head down to page 58 for the Hyper-V section. This is been available for a few days but as a couple of people have asked me for this guidance recently - here you go (again for some of you - sorry!) Technorati...
19 Jun 2008
Normal service to resume...
As you may have noticed I’ve been on holiday for a few weeks...and been busy on a few pieces of work – I’m now back and the usual amount of posts should resume soon. I liked this FSRM tip that was posted recently http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2006/04/06/424532.aspx . and Ben had this to...
12 Jul 2006
Virtual Server as used by Microsoft IT...and webcast
Excellent docuemnt from Microsoft IT on their use of Virtual Server and details of a webcast on the subject later this month. At Microsoft, pursuit of improvements in operational efficiencies led to the consolidation of a number of physical datacenters. The creation of a utility model concentrated...
2 Aug 2005
Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 is now available
The wait is over, you can now download from here . Extra details can be found here and in the FAQ from where I pulled out these details on the new features. Bink.nu also has more of a write up than time allows me to produce today What's New in This Release Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 includes...
12 Jun 2007
VHD format licence will change
You will see that the VHD licence is no longer royalty-free, from now on it will be OSP (Open Specification Promise), " an irrevocable promise from Microsoft to every individual and organization in the world to make use of this patented technology for free, now and forever when implementing specified...
17 Oct 2006
Microsoft Virtualization User Group UK
I hope to see many of you at this event on Tuesday, details are here http://www.mvug.co.uk/ Location: Microsoft, Victoria, London 100 Victoria Street Auditorium No 1 Date and Time: Wednesday 24 th September 2008 1800 – 2100 Technorati Tags: MVUG UK
22 Sep 2008
MOM Management pack for Virtual Server 2005 R2, download available
We have made available the new MOM pack for Windows Server 2003 R2, you can download it here . The features are: Virtual Server • Monitors Virtual Server service availability • Detects configuration errors • Detects critical error conditions • Provides a graphical mapping of virtual machines...
15 Apr 2006
HP on Hyper-V NIC teaming and SCVMM Powershell
Patrick at HP has made public a whitepaper from HP on guidance for NIC teaming and Hyper-V, whilst it doesn’t state that HP support this, it’s a step in the right direction. Jeremy at HP has also been busy (or should that be busier than usual) and started blogging, lots of SCVMM and PowerShell goodness...
4 Feb 2009
System Center Virtual Machine Manager - Part 6
Host Properties For each host, that you can select in the GUI, right-click to look at the properties (it's actually called "Manage Properties" in the drop down). The first screen you come to lists the host name, Domain and a description, as well as platform information such as the Operating System...
16 Aug 2006
Happy holiday Windows
So Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available… As part of today’s news, Microsoft Corp. announced that the company is anticipating that the next version of its client operating system, Windows 7, will be available to customers in time for the holiday shopping season. In addition, Windows...
12 May 2009
SCVMM Part 9 (How to create a Virtual Machine)
Getting back to how to use SCVMM, I'll now walk you through one of the ways to create a Virtual Machine (VM) on a host - I'll use one the simplest ways, there are lots of other options. BTW, Are those of you not on the SCVMM beta finding this series useful? I intended to walk through the basics of...
24 Aug 2006
ADS 1.1 released
It's been a busy few days...ADS 1.1 is now available for download here : Key features include support for deploying Windows X64 servers, as well as bundling the Virtual Server Migration Toolkit into the package as well !!
14 Sep 2005
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