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  • Blog Post: 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 of a whole series of screen casts around Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: 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 mean that the virtual machine will be highly available...
  • Blog Post: 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 Hyper-V and I’m going to talk time to walk through...
  • Blog Post: 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 working through all the new features, I found that...
  • Blog Post: 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 Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition. They...
  • Blog Post: Want help setting up Hyper-V for High Availability?

    I have a series of screen casts ( here ) that talk about setting up Hyper-V, but I wanted to let you know that we just released a new Hyper-V: Live Migration Network Configuration Guide here . I wish I would have had this when I was building out my demos. This guide does a good job of detailing the different...
  • Blog Post: Live Migration doesn’t work (from an Intel to AMD CPU or AMD to Intel)

    I’ve mentioned this before, but I wanted to show you the error you receive when you try to Live Migrate from an Intel CPU to an AMD CPU. Of course, it isn’t any better if you try to Live Migrate from an AMD CPU to an Intel CPU. Here’s that error message: As I have more time I’m going to talk more about...
  • Blog Post: 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 disk we are planning to use is only shown in "Disk...
  • Blog Post: 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 Dell Servers and the Equalogic SAN. Here’s the...
  • Blog Post: 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 of a series of screen casts around Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: 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’s running, we use quick migration. Quick migration...