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August, 2008

  • Hyper-V Server Sizing: How Much Memory for the Host?

    The Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 has been updated to include perf guidelines for virtualization servers. To calculate the host RAM = (VMRamRequirementMB x #ofVMs) + (#of VMs x 32MBVMOverhead ) + (512MBHost), The guide says: ....
  • Performance Tuning for Hyper-V Servers

    The Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 has been updated to include perf guidelines for virtualization servers as well as: Performance Tuning for Server Hardware Performance Tuning for Networking Subsystem Performance Tuning for Storage...
  • Hyper-V Installation Error: Configuring Updates Stage 3 of 3

    Particularly if you are installing Hyper-V on an HP Proliant, be aware of the issue in KB 950792 before you start: When you try to enable, disable, or update Hyper-V technology, the process stops responding This problem occurs when the following conditions...
  • VM Perftuning: Minimize VM background processing

    The Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 has been updated to include perf guidelines for virtualization servers. It also gives the following advice for perftuning your VMs in order to save an additional percent or two of perf: Minimizing...
  • New Virtualization RSS Feed

    Free (as in beer) blog and Twitter aggregator (independent bloggers and 14 Microsoft bloggers on either TechNet or MSDN) for virtualization: VirtualizationFeed at http://www.virtualizationfeed.com/ . Most handy if you are a lover of aggregators.
  • Supported on Hyper-V?

    It is a FAQ - "Is my workload supported on Hyper-V?". Now the answer is posted in KB957006 Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments . Rock on. This article discusses the support policy for running Microsoft server software...
  • Social Bookmarking and IT Pros

    John Martin's Blog recently announced the Social Bookmarking Preview , "so that technical professionals can better connect with each other, share knowledge, and succeed." Remains to be seen how IT Pros will respond to this, but the new features include...
  • Hyper-V HA Hotfix available

    Increased functionality and virtual machine control in the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Management console for the Hyper-V role (KB 951308) is now available. The KB describes the changes in the hotfx that update the Failover Cluster Management...
  • Want Free PowerShell Library for Hyper-V Management?

    Check out Jamesone's work at www.codeplex.com/psHyperV Including: Finding a VM Get-VM, Choose-VM , Get-VMHost Connecting to a VM New-VMConnectSession Discovering and manipulating Machine states Get-VMState , Set-VMState , Convert-VmState, Ping-VM , Shutdown...
  • Measuring Content Effectiveness (ROCI)

    How do you measure the return on investment (ROI) on content? Let's call this concept Return on Content Investment (ROCI). Wikipedia provides a close approximation as relates to marketing: return on marketing investment (ROMI) . Senior Marketing Manager...
  • Hyper-V KBs

    Here's a quick jumpstart for you when you are in Hyper-V troubleshooting mode: Description of the update for the release version of the Hyper-V technology for Windows Server 2008 (950050) - Describes the update to the release version of the Hyper-V technology...
  • How Do I … on Core?

    A best practice for running Hyper-V is to run on Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008. If you follow another best practice, and do not run any workload in the parent partition (running all workloads as VMs in child partitions), then, once you...
  • Hyper-V How To: How to tell what physical disk is used for passthrough

    Taylor Brown's blog post shows you the WMI that will tell you what physical disk a virtual machine is using when configured for passthough on the host : http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb/archive/2008/08/21/hyper-v-wmi-what-vhd-s-physical-disks-are-associated...
  • Virtualization Launch and Social Bookmarking Call to Action

    While it will be great to get together for our virtualization launch on Sep 8, we're obviously not always together... Let's collaborate on a collection of the best Hyper-V resources that we can provide to launch attendees, but continue to build on afterwards...
  • Blog Traffic Recap

    Took a quick minute today to review blog traffic stats for my blog since inception: One of our stats repositories totals monthly RSS and Web views, that’s what I’m graphing above. 22,973  a month to 82,218 in 597 posts. Are these good numbers, bad...
  • Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide Update

    Minor updates to the Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide are live today. Others who downloaded Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide also downloaded: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Hypervisor Functional Specification Infrastructure Planning and Design...