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  • Blog Post: Hyper-V and SCVMM 2008: Mounting ISO’s from a network share

    We get a lot of questions on why you cannot mount an ISO from a network share in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Well.. you CAN mount an ISO but it requires some additional configuration. You need to take the following steps: 1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers and open the Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Jaap Wesselius explains Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

    Great article on Hyper-V Dynamic Memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 by Jaap Wesselius on Hyper-V.nu: http://bit.ly/fZaNSn
  • Blog Post: Red Hat Enterprise Linux will be supported on Hyper-V

    Just a quick post to share the good news! See: http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/02/15/Microsoft-and-Red-Hat-Joint-Technical-Support.aspx
  • Blog Post: Server Virtualization Validation Program: Support policy wizard

    Our colleague Matt McSpirit wrote an article about the SVVP support policy wizard. http://blogs.technet.com/mattmcspirit/archive/2009/07/03/the-svvp-wizard.aspx The SVV Support policy wizard can be found here . The support policy wizard can be used to check which version of Microsoft server software...
  • Blog Post: Free Dutch Hyper-V.nu meeting on December 13!

    The next Hyper-V.nu meeting is scheduled for the 13th of December. The meeting will be held in Amstelveen at the HP office. Right now we have three sessions planned: Virtualizing a Sharepoint 2010 farm by Hans Vredevoort; Dynamic Memory Management in Windows 2008 R2 Sp1 by Jeff Wouters. Differences between...
  • Blog Post: New virtualization resource available for partners!

    Interesting new virtualization content has been released: Partner Resources Guide (Must read) http://www.partnersalesresources.com/Hosted%20Assets/Virtualization%20Partner%20Assets%20-%20for%20partners.pptx This powerpoint deck directs you to the most useful resources for building a virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Still working on my Hyper-V :-)

    MSL Virtualization Learning Portal – Get FREE E-Learning Collection The Microsoft Learning Virtualization v-team has been working hard over the last several months to develop a solutions based learning portfolio, PR story and marketing offer set aligned to the Microsoft virtualization story. Click...
  • Blog Post: Server virtualization as it was meant to be!

    Looking at the evolution of server virtualization it's obvious that it's starting to become a commodity technology and it's on everybody's mind. What we notice a lot in the field is that often different technologies are compared on a product/feature basis, but not on a platform/strategic basis. Using...
  • Blog Post: Licensing Microsoft Server Products in Virtual Environments

    Finally a new version of the Licensing Microsoft Server Products in Virtual Environments whitepaper is available. A must read! Edie
  • Blog Post: Running applications in the parent partition

    The parent partition, also known as the root partition, is the partition from which you manage Hyper-V. Besides running child partitions or Virtual Machines, you can install and run applications in the parent partition as well. This however is a bad idea as the parent partition is unlike other Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V: Multi processor virtual machines and physical processor utilization/over subscription

    Lately we’ve had quite a few questions regarding virtual processor assignment, processor over subscription and host processor utilization. And since systems with 8 physical cores or more are starting to become more common I thought I’d provide some additional information. I found a very good post by...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions, 2nd Edition

    This is a free 450-page downloadable e-book offering from MS Press. The new version includes updates for Windows Server 2008 R2, Cloud Infrastructure, and more content around Desktop Virtualization. We’ve also added the best practice guidance for virtualizing Microsoft workloads – SQL, SharePoint and...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and HyperV

    The Wave is complete... Now we see Windows 2008, SQL 2008, and Hyper-V all supported... just don't forget all of their dependencies on WSS and MOSS SP1 (I highly highly recommend the slipstream (with) version for new installs. Check the details in the full post on Joel's blog . -Andre
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Hyper-V Linux Integration Services v2.1 Now available

    This offers: Driver support for synthetic devices Fastpath Boot Support Timesync Integrated Shutdown Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) Support Heartbeat Pluggable Time source For more information see “ Linux Integration Services v2.1 Now Available ” on the Windows Virtualization Team Blog.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Red Hat Complete Cooperative Technical Support

    Finally we have a formal announcement! http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/10/07/microsoft-and-red-hat-complete-cooperative-technical-support.aspx
  • Blog Post: Announcing: Virtualization Solutions Competency

    Great news! In the next coming months the new Virtualization Solutions Competency will be added to the competencies available under the Microsoft Partner Program. The Virtualization Solutions competency is launching later in 2009. Attaining this competency assures that you have the skills to build your...
  • Blog Post: Changes to System Center Management Suite Enterprise licensing

    Since the 1st of July the Server Management Suite Licensing has changes. The biggest changes are that we have added a Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD). The Server Management Suite Datacenter provides rights to manage an unlimited number of operating system environments (OSEs) on a single physical...
  • Blog Post: System Center’s Datacenter Management and Virtualization Enablement Kit for SIs Released

    The first version of Microsoft’s Datacenter Management and Virtualization Enablement Kit for System Integrators is now available. The datacenter kit contains resources for SI partners to build datacenter practices deploying Microsoft products. Materials are structured so partners can ramp up their consultants...
  • Blog Post: Released Hyper-V updates (up till September)

    Since the release of Hyper-V there have been several important updates. (Updates till September 2008) The following table provides an overview of when to use which update. KB# Description Link KB950050 Hyper-V RC to RTM update. Mandatory update! Download KB956710 Hyper-V update : A Hyper-V update is...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V.nu on the SCVMM team blog

    The Dutch Hyper-V.nu community mentioned on the official System Center Virtual Machine Manager team blog. Check out this System Center and Hyper-V Blog hosted by Microsoft MVPs Great work guys!
  • Blog Post: Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and SAN integration

    I recently got a question from one of our front running partners around SAN transfer in Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Unfortunately there’s not a lot of documentation available on this subject (yet) so I thought I’d share with you what I found. You can use a SAN with VMM 2008 to perform the following...
  • Blog Post: NIC teaming for Hyper-V

    We get a lot of questions about NIC teaming support in Windows Server 2008 so that this can be used to create fault tolerant virtual switches within Hyper-V. It is absolutely possible to use NIC teaming with Hyper-V, however this support must be provided by the hardware vendors. Now, HP finally released...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux Community

      REDMOND, Wash., July 20, 2009 — Today, in a break from the ordinary, Microsoft released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community. The code, which includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree. The drivers...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V op je laptop

    Is een uitdaging, maar gaat wel fantastisch werken. Zeker als je 64 bit werkt. Maar waarom zou je. Nou omdat dan al die VPC’s nog sneller werken. Zeker als je die ook in 64 bit gebouwd hebt. Tuurlijk geheugen blijft vaak het probleem, maar dit helpt zeker. Het opzetten van je eigen virtual machine...
  • Blog Post: Project Virtual Reality Check

    Our partners Log•in Consultants and PQR finalized a project called “Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC)” and published their findings on http://www.virtualrealitycheck.net/ . Their findings are “interesting” to say the least! The project: Do you wonder about virtualization? Are you seeking for the best...