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  • Blog Post: Private Cloud update: Hear what NetApp and Cisco are Saying After Joining the Hyper-V Fast Track Program

    As we announced yesterday we are proud to have NetApp and Cisco participating in the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program and delivering pre-validated private cloud solutions for customers. The new NetApp Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track with Cisco builds upon the reference architecture and layers on the additional...
  • Blog Post: COOL: "Windows Server 8” sneak preview

    Windows Server 8 virtual machines will help you build private clouds of greater scale by supporting (at least…) 16 virtual processors fully loaded with business critical workloads like SQL Server. Then we show you how you can deliver improved fault tolerance and flexibility, without the added...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud overview

    * Private Cloud overview slide download (6M) * Private Cloud overview demo video download * Private Cloud overview demo PPT download (8M) * Hyper-V Live Migration demo video download (3M) * Private Cloud lab setup guide 2 article * Microsoft Private Cloud whitepaper * Microsoft virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V tips and tricks

    * Want to copy files from the host to VMs quickly? I have been so comfortable with drag-and-drop support in Virtual PC so I find it frustrating when Hyper-V VMs do not support it. Here you are the solution: create a virtual private network in the host, assign the newly created NIC with 192.168.1.100...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V performance in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    * Lab Reports: Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Hyper-V R2 SP1 Performance Analysis : can support 20,000 simulated Exchange 2010 users * Lab Reports: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V R2 SP1 Performance Analysis : can support 80,000 brokerage customers * Lab Reports: Microsoft SharePoint 2010...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud lab setup guide 2

    This is the version 2 of the Private Cloud lab step-by-step setup guide. Instead of using a single physical machine for DC+Storage+Management roles, the VMs are used instead for easy transfer to another hardware. Note: the guide is to illustrate the concepts only so it may not follow the best practices...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 overview

    * WS08R2 overview slide download (6M) * Live Migration demo video (short version, 3M) * Live Migration & System Center POC demo video (8M) . The video is from http://www.caosonblog.com and was done by Son Vu (MSVN HCMC) and HPT HMSC HCMC. * Convert your Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 to a workstation
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 requirement and deployment

    * From Microsoft TechNet: We have tested DPM 2010 running in a Hyper-V Virtual environment and it is fully supported considering the following limitations, requirements. 1) The DPM storage pool disks cannot be .vhd's - they must be either iSCSI attached disks or Pass thru disks. The following 4...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud lab setup guide 3

    This is the step-by-step guide for adding a free Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 or a paid Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core to the Hyper-V cluster. - On NODE1, shrink the existing drive so that we have the second partition to host the Hyper-V Server. To differentiate with the future Hyper-V Server on...
  • Blog Post: Multi-platform support in System Center 2012

    * Veeam Management Pack™ for VMware (SCOM), online demo video (9 min)
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 information

    * System Center 2012 overview slide deck download (9M) * Private Cloud demo video download (6M) * Register and download to try 14 scenarios of Microsoft Private Cloud . * Private Cloud (with approval activity) demo video download (7M) * Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V demo video download ...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud lab setup guide

    * 03 physical machines: 1 DC+System Center (SCVMM, SCVMM SSP 2.0, SCOM) + Storage Server (using Microsoft iSCSI Target 3.3, named DC-SC 02 Hyper-V members, named NODE1 & NODE2 Note: the guide is to illustrate the concepts only so it may not follow the best practices & guidance...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization and Management solutions

    Microsoft offers virtualization and management from data center to desktop: * Microsoft Virtualization and Management slide download (6.3M) * Windows Server 2008 R2 Live Migration (5min) (2.9M) * Command line support demos in Server Core link (look for "Windows 2008 RODC and Server Core...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 : better together

    * Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 better together slide download (4.4M) * Windows 7 DirectAccess demo download (7M) * Branch Cache Distributed Mode demo download (3.6M) * AppLocker demo download (4.7M) * BitLocker Drive Encryption overview slide deck download . * Microsoft Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Network World - Users find Microsoft System Center 2012 simplifies virtual systems management duties

    Summary: Switching from VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization environment is saving money for two businesses that are also using Microsoft's System Center 2012 (especially Operations Manager and Orchestrator) to manage and monitor applicationsand the infrastructure that supports them. Original...
  • Blog Post: Making a Wireless Connection Accessible to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM)

    There are a number of resources regarding this that I’ve seen on the Web in various blogs but I’m documenting my approach as much for me so I can remember it as for you as well. There have been a number of conferences that I have arrived at expecting to have a hard-wired connection to the...
  • Blog Post: VDI solution overview

    * Optimized Desktop overview slide download * Microsoft VDI overview slide download -Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide. Word document download: go.microsoft.com/fwlink -Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using RemoteApp and Desktop...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Architecture and Feature Overview

    Hyper-VArchitecture diagram Full article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd722833(v=BTS.10).aspx * Hyper-V non-Windows OS support: Linux Distributions (VMs configured with 1, 2 or 4 virtual processor). Source: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-supported-guest-os...
  • Blog Post: Application Virtualization (App-V) version 4.5

    * Overview slide presentation download (3M) * App-V 4.5 setup steps (PPT format) (14M) * RDP 6.1 for WinXP-KB952155-x86 (1.6M) * App-V 4.6 Public Beta now available for download * App-V 4.5 trial guide (1.6M) * App-V 4.5 demo video download (3.7M) * SoftGrid for TS demo video, 5 min...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Scripting

    * Dung K Hoang (HP USA) blog: http://dungkhoang.spaces.live.com/default.aspx - VM creation script * PowerShell management library for Hyper-V * Hyper-V remote management configuration: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/HVRemote
  • Blog Post: System Center Orchestrator overview

    * Installing Opalis 6.3 article