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  • Blog Post: Enabling Hyper-V on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Hyper-V on the Windows client is a feature that we were all waiting for. By default this feature is not enabled, so you will need to do the following steps in order to activate Hyper-V on Windows 8 Client. Before you start make sure that your machines supports Hardware Server Virtualization and that...
  • Blog Post: WINDOWS SERVER 8 HYPER-V OVERVIEW

    In case you see didn’t this blog post http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/10/11/windows-server-8-hyper-v-overview.aspx
  • Blog Post: HYPER-V, BIOS & PROCESSOR FEATURES

    Question of the Day… Q: I just bought a new server and it appears to have a multitude of BIOS options for virtualization. Which BIOS options should be enabled and/or disabled to use with Hyper-V? A: Great question. Let’s break this down into what features are required, what is recommended and what should...
  • Blog Post: WINDOWS SERVER 2012 HYPER-V SCALE FINAL

    Yesterday during the official launch of Windows 2012 Server , we announced the final scalability details on Windows 2012 and Hyper-V 3.0. =========================================================================== Windows Server 2012 Standard/Datacenter Editions with Hyper-V Enabled ================...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V comparisons

      The following link provides a document comparing all Virtualization Features of Windows Server 2008 R2  with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/C/A/2CA38362-37ED-4112-86A8-FDF14D5D4C9B/WS%202012%20Feature%20Comparison_Hyper-V.pdf   And there...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization: HYPER-V & DPM 2010 ITEM LEVEL RECOVERY

      With the release of Data Protection Manager 2010, DPM adds significant scalability, reliability, and manageability enhancements such as: • Up to 100 servers, 1000 laptops, or 2000 databases protected by a single DPM server • Significant auto-protection, auto-healing, and reduced alerting for a...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization: Guest Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

    This blog discusses running a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) in a Virtual Machine (VM) on top of a Hyper-V host. Running a cluster in a virtualized environment is commonly referred to as "Guest Clustering". Guest Clustering provides two key values: 1. Application Health Monitoring ...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Architecture Brief

    External Source: View article... Private Cloud Concepts Resiliency over Redundancy Mindset – This concept moves the high-availability responsibility up the stack from hardware to software. This allows costly physical redundancy within the facilities and hardware to be removed and increases...
  • Blog Post: OVER 1 MILLION IOPS FROM A SINGLE VM

    TechEd Europe 2012 in Amsterdam. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V delivering over 1 million IOPs from a single virtual machine. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V delivering over 1 million IOPs from a single virtual machine   http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ch9Live/Channel-9-Live-at-Tech-Ed-North-America-2012...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V and VMware Technology and Terminology Comparison

    In many cases we compare Hyper-V and VMware technologies. But do we always know that we compare apples with apples ?  The following table helps to map Microsoft Hyper-V technologies and  terminologies to VMware terminologies. Hyper-V VMware Parent Partition Service Console VHD (Virtual Hard...
  • Blog Post: Comparison Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and VMware 5.0

    Comparison from Microsoft point of view. Happy to discuss different views & opinions :) The below table shows the comparison between Windows 2012 Hyper-V RC and VMware 5.0 Ent Plus Edition
  • Blog Post: MICROSOFT HYPER-V SERVER 2008 R2 SP1 RELEASED!

    The good news just keeps coming and we’re pleased to keep the momentum rolling with the latest release of our rock stable, feature rich, standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1! For those who need a refresher on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, it includes key features based...
  • Blog Post: Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica

    Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 includes a new capability called “Hyper-V Replica”. Hyper-V Replica allows administrators to replicate their virtual machines from a primary server/cluster to a replica server/cluster. I have been asked many times , how much bandwidth we need for the Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: Case Studies - Linux on Hyper-V?

    http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Windows-Server-2008/Hello-Magazine/Hello-Magazine-Leverages-the-Power-of-Microsoft-and-Novell-Joint-Virtualization-Solutions-for-Data-Center-Optimization/4000007538 http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Search_Results.aspx?Type=1&Keywords=hyper-v%20linux&LangID...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 – Hyper-V Extensible Switch – Cisco Nexus 1000V

    Nexus 1000V and Native Hyper-V Switch Compatibility   Supported – Use of these features is supported in a Hyper-V deployment using the Nexus 1000V switch extension · Converged Network Architectures (CNA) – There is no particular interaction between converged NICs (e.g. UCS or HP blades) and the...
  • Blog Post: SAP recommend using Hyper-V and VMM

    “We can recommend Hyper-V without reservation for customers looking for the most effective way to virtualize their SAP systems or landscapes.” Ralf Lindenlaub, Vice President for Virtualization and Cloud Management Value Prototyping/CoE, SAP SAP Eases Deployment Time, Cost by 95 Percent; Endorses Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

    This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server “8” Beta. This Hyper-V poster focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility (live migration), storage, failover clustering, and scalability. You can find previously published posters...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization: Linux Integration Services version 2.1 goes RTM

    For those who may not have seen this on the Microsoft Virtualization blog , the Hyper-V Linux Integration Services for Linux Version 2.1 just went RTM! This is great news for customers using virtualization in a heterogeneous data center environment. Hyper-V has supported Linux as a guest OS for a long...
  • Blog Post: INSTALLING HYPER-V MANAGER ON WINDOWS 7...

      Download and install the RSAT tools for Windows 7 from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7D2F6AD7-656B-4313-A005-4E344E43997D&displaylang=en . Install either the 32-bit or 64-bit depending on what version of Windows 7 you’re using. Next, go to Start - Control Panel...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization: Dynamic Memory Coming to Hyper-V

      Part 1: Dynamic Memory announcement . This blog announces the new Hyper-V Dynamic Memory in Hyper-V R2 SP1. It also discussed the explicit requirements that we received from our customers. http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2010/03/18/dynamic-memory-coming-to-hyper-v.aspx Part 2:...
  • Blog Post: Best practice for Virtual Memory and Swap Space Setting for Hyper V Host

      Mark Russinovich’s blog < http://blogs.technet.com/markrussinovich/archive/2008/11/17/3155406.aspx >   Windows® Internals, Fifth Edition http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Book.aspx?ID=12069&locale=en-us   How to determine the appropriate page file size for 64-bit versions...