June, 2009

  • Welcome to Virtualization Planet!

    Welcome to the new Virtualization Planet blog. What I'm trying to do here is post some of the latest Virtualization news, Microsoft and non-Microsoft, in one location you can follow. In the coming days, weeks, and months, we'll be posting key Microsoft...
  • Guest Clustering with SQL Server supported

    In my job, I spend a lot of time meeting with customers and users, talking about Microsoft Virtualization and their virtualization needs. One of the items that customers raise with me is whether having high availability (HA) VMs means that they don’t...
  • Green IT Gaining in Importance Globally

    Another interesting article on Green IT in general. http://www.reuters.com/article/gwmEnergy/idUS316413205820090527 It's interesting to see Green IT from more than just a virtualization perspective. According to the survey, Virtualization is...
  • Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Virtualization

    I saw this article a couple weeks ago http://www.tek-tools.com/wordpress/index.php/214/virtualization/3-ways-to-get-the-most-out-of-virtualization and I wanted to highlight it because it really addresses issues that most people forget, the non-technical...
  • Virtualization and Cloud Key to Future IT

    This is another great article http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3820691/New+Technologies+Showcase+ITs+importance.htm that goes into the role that virtualization plays in future IT. Thomas Bittman from Gartner and others really get...
  • Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RC Available

    In case some of you missed it on Friday, the Release Candidate for Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available for download! http://www.virtualization.info/2009/06/virtual-machine-manager-2008-r2-hits.html
  • What we should keep in mind when considering Cloud

    Another article I had read a couple weeks ago, about what to consider relative to Cloud computing and what CIOs and other should be thinking about. http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2009/05/should_googles.html;jsessionid=43QIIXC2YR4XAQSNDLRSKHSCJUNN2JVN
  • vSphere upgrade gives pause for thought

    A lot of customers I've been talking to are really starting to recognize that the upgrade to vSphere is not just a simple version upgrade. It's really something to be evaluated and considered before making the decision. I saw this blog article that gives...
  • Complaints about vSphere upgrade pricing

    This is a follow-up to post that I last made on whether customers should upgrade to vSphere. One of the big things in vSphere is the new Enterprise Plus SKU, which is a cost upgrade for all existing ESX customers. This news posting details the issues...
  • Security Considerations with Virtualization

    I think this article asks some good questions about how to implement security in Virtualization and whether small code means more security. http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/top-security-concerns-in-virtualization-environment-603
  • Windows 7 on a Pentium II?

    This has nothing to do with Virtualization but it's fun to look at anyway. This forum had a user who loaded Windows 7 on his Pentium II 266 with 128MB of RAM. Maybe we could replicate this in a VM? http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/windows-hardware-devices...
  • Limitations with vSphere Fault Tolerance

    One of the touted new features of vSphere is the inclusion of a Fault Tolerance (FT) capability. As with many solutions, it's a catch-all solution to having highly available VMs. This blog post just covers some of the limitations around using the FT solution...
  • DABCC Podcast with David Greschler

    This is a great listen for those who want to learn a little more about what's next with Microsoft Virtualization! http://www.dabcc.com/media.aspx?id=445
  • Why one hoster picked the Microsoft Solution

    This is a great article on why one Microsoft partner, MaximumASP, went with a Hyper-V based solution for their new scalabe virtual hosting service. While MaximumASP is Microsoft partner, they evaluated almost every vendor in the segement before deciding...
  • Best and Worst of Windows 7 and Windows Server

    Network World and PC World picked out their best and worst of Windows 7 and WIndows Server 2008 R2. Best features #1 and #2 are both Virtualization related. http://www.pcworld.com/article/165844/best_and_worst_of_windows_7_and_windows_server.html
  • Nissan chooses Hyper-V for Virtualization

    Here is just another example of companies that are choosing Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtualization. It's also a good example of how to plan on VM density and growth. http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/server_virtualization/showArticle.jhtml...