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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: If you’re using the new Intel CPUs for Hyper-V, get this fix.

    I’ve been honored to work in Intel lately on some of their technical trainings they present to their partners. Part of these events involve ongoing training where Intel provides an afternoon of partner technical training that walks them through building out a newer generation server. To me, the education...
  • 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: 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 way through how you can setup a High Availability...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Live Migration between Processor Generations

    I’ve talked before about the fact that we cannot Live Migrate from an AMD CPU to an Intel CPU or vice-versa, but what about Live Migrating from an older Intel CPU to a newer Intel CPU? I’m going to show you a Live Migration from a three year old Intel Xeon 5050 CPU to a new Intel Xeon 3440 CPU. Below...
  • 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: Now, what am I going to do with this hardware?

    As you saw from my earlier post , I've been loaned some new hardware and I have a plan for it as follows: I can now demonstrate a cluster larger than three servers. In fact, I’ve already created a five node cluster and it’s pretty cool! The only downside to my five node cluster is that three of the nodes...
  • Blog Post: Which version of Hyper-V should I choose?

    I’ve talked to a lot of partners about Hyper-V, and the same question always comes up. Which version of Hyper-V should I choose? We have a page that lays out the differences between the different versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Microsoft Hyper-V Server. I’ve included the chart below, if you...