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  • Blog Post: 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 this and see what I could find. I found the SQL...
  • 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: 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 same machine, installed the driver and gave it a...
  • 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: Hyper-V Server – How to setup a High Availability Cluster with just one copy of Windows Server 2008 Part II

    This is the second part of setting up the Microsoft Hyper-V Server Cluster. This time I will cover the remote management, shared storage, the failover cluster configuration and Live Migration between Hyper-V Servers. Remember, you can download your free copy of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server here . If...
  • Blog Post: 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 image and store it in your SCVMM library. The cool...