January, 2009

  • Developer Developer Developer!

    I know, I know, I’m an IT Pro – what am I doing writing anything about Developers? Well, turns out that most of us (IT Pros) do the small bit of developing every now and again (even if it’s only the odd script). Anyway, on Saturday the 4th April, there...
  • Virtualisation Unplugged

    Discover end-to-end virtualisation, from desktop to data centre. Join our virtualisation expert, James O'Neill, for a full day technical session in which you'll discover a full set of virtualisation solutions, from desktop to data centre, that will improve...
  • VHDMount without VHDMount

    To mount a VHD file onto your file system, you either ran some very complicated VB (or PowerShell) Script or you used VHDMount.exe that came with Virtual Server.  If you’re running Windows 7 (or Windows Server 2008 R2), you can now use Diskpart....
  • Building my Demo Laptop (Part 3)

    In this post I’ll talk you through how I have created a Hyper-V Failover Cluster on my single laptop. To build a Failover Cluster you need a SAN.  I use the Microsoft iSCSI target software that ships with Windows Storage Server.  Being a Microsoft...
  • It pays to complain

    There’s been a “small” issue with licensing around Hyper-V for a while and because of all the complaints we’ve received we have actually changed our licensing. The issue was this: I’m a Windows Server 2003 shop and want to virtualise onto Hyper-V. ...
  • SQL for the Oracle DBA

    ***There's been a change to the timing of this event. It now runs from 9:30-13:00 with registration starting at 9:00*** Free training on Thursday 22nd January on SQL for Oracle DBAs! It is a half day of training taking place in Dublin the afternoon...
  • Building my Demo Laptop (Part 2)

    So my demo environment needs to be self contained (everything on the one laptop), needs to be as quick as it can and be able to demo as much of the Microsoft virtualisation stuff as technically possible.  My laptop itself will obviously be the Hyper...
  • Building my Demo Laptop (Part 1)

    It turns out that how I built my demo laptop is generating a bit of interest.  These posts have become the “how to” pointers for creating a Proof of Concept for Microsoft Virtualisation and Management solutions. So to start.  My laptop is a...
  • Hyper-V on a Laptop

    This post is an introduction to how I have configured my demo laptop.  I can comfortably run eleven VMs on the one laptop, including a two node Hyper-V cluster, App-V and the four main System Center products (Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection...