January, 2010

  • Managing Virtual Machines without Domain Administrator Credentials

    I received another really good question, so I want to share it. My servers will be running Windows Enterprise running HyperV with 4 VM's each. The third server will run Windows Standard 2008 with Microsoft SCVMM. Is there a way for SCVMM to be installed...
  • How do I change the Disk Witness in Quorum

    I received the following question: Hi, I have been following your video on setting up Hyper-V server with the Equallogic SAN which we have. It has been really helpful however I am having a problem getting the CSV to work. After creating the cluster the...
  • We are Running out of IP Addresses!

    I read the following article today and it made me think. Hmmm… Available IPv4 addresses dwindle below 10% http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/011910-ipv4-addresses-dwindle.html?hpg1=bn The article was a good read, I’ve been watching this thing...
  • Part 13 - The Hyper-V NIC teaming debate

    I’ve seen a lot of back and forth on the NIC teaming discussion and I decided to check it first hand. We have this stated policy here , but seeing is believing so I decided to take a look. I have two dual port Intel NICs so I slapped them both into the...
  • Part 12 - SCVMM 2008 R2 and the Power of Templates

    As you’ve read, I’ve been using SCVMM for a while and I still learn new things about it. I mentioned templates in my first screen cast and told you that I would talk more about them, so here they are. Templates let you create a standard virtual machine...
  • Have you looked at Office 2010 yet?

    I’ve been putting it off, but I finally had time to install Office 2010. Now I did spend a little time with it when I was experimenting with App-V, but I just rebuilt my Tablet-PC and thought I’d go with Office 2010 Beta. I really like it. Of course I...
  • Part 11 - An Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

    I wanted to continue my discussion on Hyper-V so I decided to show you some of the additional tools that will help with your Hyper-V deployments. First up is my overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 ( SCVMM R2 ). This session is one...
  • Part 10 - So You Want to Get Started with Hyper-V? Start here! – Live Migration

    So I’ve finally done it! Here’s a short screen cast on Live Migration. This one is only 5 minutes, so I won’t keep you too long, but you’ll be able to see it in action! I recorded this session at the Irvine, CA MTC (Microsoft Technology Center) on their...
  • SQL Server Licensing in Hyper-V Environment

    I received a question a few days ago about how to license SQL (per processor) within a Virtual Machine on a Hyper-V server (or other hypervisor based host). There has been a lot of confusion on this, at least I’ve been confused, so I wanted to dig into...
  • Part 9 - So You Want to Get Started with Hyper-V? Start here! What’s New in R2 -- Part 2

    As I mentioned in my prior post, I split the screen cast into two parts and here’s the second part. I pick right up where I left off, so be sure to check out Part 1 first. My next post will be a demonstration of Live Migration. This session is one part...
  • Part 8 - So You Want to Get Started with Hyper-V? Start here! What’s New in R2 -- Part 1

    I’ve upgraded to the Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 R2 and I wanted to share a little bit of what I learned. My intent was to do two R2 sessions, one to show you everything but Live Migration and the second one to show Live Migration. As I was...
  • Part 7 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

    A look at Quick Migration Now that we have our cluster set up, let’s take a look at how we can move a virtual machine from one host to another. In the current version of Hyper-V, if you want to move a virtual machine from one host to another while it...
  • Part 5 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

    Setting up a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Cluster I spent some time in one of our Microsoft Technology Centers and was able to setup a Hyper-V cluster on some pretty impressive hardware. I had access to a Domain Controller and three servers that were running...
  • Part 6 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

    Placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Cluster This screencast discusses the do’s and don’ts of adding virtual machines to a Hyper-V cluster. Just because you create a virtual machine on a host machine that is also part of a Hyper-V cluster does not...
  • Part 4 - How to Setup a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2008

    I was talking to one of my partners that has spent a lot of time with VMWare and I was showing him some of the capabilities Hyper-V had to offer. When I showed him how easy it was to setup a virtual machine in Hyper-V and he was impressed. He told me...
  • Part 3 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

    Setting up a Virtual Machine Network I’ve already created one screencast to talk about setting up a Virtual Machine on Hyper-V here , so I’m going to spend this session on Hyper-V networking. There have been a lot of questions around the networking in...
  • Part 2 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

    Installing the Hyper-V Role This is part 2 of our discussion on setting up the Hyper-V role on your Server 2008 server. Keep in mind that Hyper-V shipped after after Server 2008 RTM’d, so you need to install the Hyper-V RTM update. I recommend you let...
  • Part 1 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

    Configuring the BIOS for Hyper-V How many times have you said “I’d love to learn how to use Hyper-V, but where do I start?” Start here! I’ve started a series on Hyper-V that begins with how to configure your server , and then moves step by step all the...