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  • Blog Post: Lancement virtualisation

    Le grand évènement consacré à la virtualisation s'est tenu aujourd'hui à Bellevue. Parmi les annonces on peut retenir l'arrivée prochaine de Hyper-V Server (d'ici une trentaine de jours) et une information croustillante sur Hyper-V v. Next (la version qui sera inclus dans Windows Server 2008 R2)....
  • Blog Post: New web site dedicated to Hyper-V

    Check it now, it already contains interesting stuf : HyperVoria . It is fed by Steven Bink (also known for http://bink.nu/ ) and as he says on this site : "HyperVoria.com is not owned, paid or controlled by Microsoft". ~ Guillaume
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V v 2.0

    Or whatever the name it will be given… it’s now “almost” public, here are the hypothetic new features : Live Migration (utilising the new Clustered Shared Volumes technology) 32 logical processors support Hot Add/Remove storage Second Level Address Translation – Leveraging new Virtualisation...
  • Blog Post: Virtualisation encore !

    Décidement... Les Integration Components pour Linux sont RTM et sont disponible sur Connect . Et un hotfix corrigeant le comportement de Windows Server Backup lorsque l'on sauvegarde des machines virtuelles : Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V VSS writer is not used during a backup job because of corrupted...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2008 RTM

    A new product to support for us : SCVMM 2008 is now RTM. SCVMM home page Lots of information about this new release on this web site. And a silverlight demo here : SCVMM 2008 demo     ~ Guillaume
  • Blog Post: Supportability of Microsoft products in a virtualized environment (updated)

    Microsoft has announced supportability status of Microsoft applications running in virtualized environments. You can find the official statement here : KB957006 - Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments Microsoft Exchange Microsoft Support Policies and Recommendations for...
  • Blog Post: Transition from Virtual Server/Virtual PC to Hyper-V

    Matthij, who has developped VMRC+, has just released a new tool that helps import Virtual Server or Virtual PC virtual machines on Hyper-V. Be sure to read the original post : VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool Available Overview of the features : Import of VMC files of both VS2005 and VPC2007 Creation of VM...
  • Blog Post: Before I forget... Hyper-V is here !

    Have you realized that Hyper-V has been released to manufacturing ? And nearly one month before what was expected ? I use it for a while now and I can say that this product is very reliable and all my demos and reproduction environments run on it. It was not in my primary loved technologies, you...
  • Blog Post: Intel Xeon 5500 : one more step…

    Intel dévoile enfin son nouveau processeur pour les plateformes serveur, le Xeon 5500 autrement appelé “Nehalem”. Embarquées dans ce processeur, tout un tas de nouveautés concernant la virtualisation (Hardware Assisted Virtualization) et au delà (comme dirais Buzz). Rendez-vous sur le site suivant pour...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is RTM

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is the product main page. Now… Get it free ! A brief overview of requirements and capabilities : Virtualization Needs Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Standard Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Server Consolidation Test and Development...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine – Octobre 2008

    Ce mois-ci, le magazine est axé sur la virtualisation : TechNet Magazine Octobre 2008 . Vous y trouverez une introduction à Hyper-V, une description des nouvelles fonctionnalités de SCVMM 2008 et App-V. On y parle aussi de la haute disponibilité pour Hyper-V ainsi que de la sauvegarde des environnements...
  • Blog Post: My working environment - Part 3

    A while from the last post about this subject… So It’s now time to describe the virtual environment that I set up. Below is a schema of the permanent network and virtual environment I daily use.   So I have one Active Directory domain (Windows Server 2008 at forest functional level) in which I have...
  • Blog Post: Clustered Hyper-V improvements

    A new update has been released to improve the behavior of Hyper-V while clustered. Extract : "This update incorporates changes in the way that the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Management console functions for the Hyper-V role. These changes provide increased functionality and virtual machine...
  • Blog Post: My working environment - Part 1

    As products evolve, I want to use as much as possible the new technologies I have to support. To reach this goal I decided to build an environment respecting Microsoft security policies but enough flexible to host quickly and easily all kind of products and most of all : provide tools to troubleshoot...
  • Blog Post: Virtualisation... du rab !

    J'ai été un peu vite hier et j'ai oublié une information quelque peu conséquente, la disponibilité de SCVMM 2008 (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) d'ici 30 jours. A noter que SCVMM 2008 sera capable de prendre en charge les produits suivants : Virtual Server 2005 R2 Hyper-V (la version...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide

    Here is the first release of the deployment guide for Hyper-V : Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide In my opinion this document gives a good overview of the requirements and limits of Hyper-V and some useful information on some of the main components of this platform. But I still wait a deployment...
  • Blog Post: Ability to run and support Red Hat Enterprise within Hyper-V ?

    And Windows on Red Hat hypervisor ? Short news but quite interesting : Windows Virtualization Team Blog speaks about that. Is that not huge ? ~ Guillaume
  • Blog Post: More LiveMigration & Hyper-V Server demos

    You can find them there : Demo - Hyper-V Server and Live Migration   ~ Guillaume
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 update

    Hotfix for the issues faced while trying to mount VHD Files using VHDMount.exe, after applying the update 948515 on Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. You can download it there : Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Update (KB956124)   ~ Guillaume
  • Blog Post: Do you know TechNet Edge ?

    That's a cool link ! You will be able to found videos of PMs (Product Managers) speaking about the product they manage and it gives another sight on our products. One I like is on Hyper-V High Availability : http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-Part-5-High-Availability-Interview-with-PMs/ ...
  • Blog Post: New updates for Hyper-V

    Hi there ! Two new updates for Hyper-V have been published. The first hotfix deals with scalability and will let Hyper-V now support 24 logical processors (instead of 16) and be able to host 192 virtual machines (instead of 128). The second hotfix correct some unexpected behavior while managing Hyper...
  • Blog Post: My working environment - Part 2

    Second post on this subject. This time I will deal with the technical steps involved to build my environment. Machines setup Server Core configuration I will not describe all the steps involved but I will give the commands I used on my Server Core servers to set the general settings of a server when...