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  • Blog Post: Guest Post: All Eyes on SteelEye with DataKeeper Support for Hyper-V

    Hi all, My name is Dave Bermingham and I’m the director of Windows product management for SteelEye Technology, a provider of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. I’d like to thank Microsoft’s Virtualization team for the opportunity to guest blog on SteelEye’s continued support for...
  • Blog Post: Re: Windows Server 2008 SP2 Hyper-V

    Hi Isaac Roybal here. I’m a technical product manager on the Windows Server team covering Hyper-V. It’s been 3 weeks since the release of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and we’re seeing great adoption. From a Hyper-V point of view, we’re excited because the final Hyper-V release is an...
  • Blog Post: Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool v2.1

    Virtualization affects how we plan, build, deploy, operate, and service workloads. C ustomers are creating large libraries of virtual machines containing various configurations. The patch-state of these virtual machines are not always known. Ensuring that offline virtual machines are properly patched...
  • Blog Post: Working around the pass through limitations of the Hyper-V VSS Writer

    While the Hyper-V VSS writer provides backup admins significant flexibility in their ability to back up VMs in an application-consistent way while running backup applications in the physical machine, it does have a prominent limitation when it comes to VMs with pass-through storage. The VSS Writer excludes...
  • Blog Post: Trying to achieve granularity of backups with the Hyper-V VSS Writer

    Another area of feedback on the Hyper-V VSS Writer is that it does not give much by way of granularity beyond the level of the virtual machine. As a result of that, backup applications are stuck to backing up the entire VHD file, which could easily end up being a rather onerous process, expesially if...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization for Server Workloads: Avanade Case Study, NetApp Whitepaper

    Our customers often deploy Microsoft server workloads, such as SQL Server, SharePoint and Exchange, on Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center, and want to know how other customers have deployed these workloads and if there are deployment guidelines from specific solution partners that can help optimize...