02 février 2009

Step-by-step: Using the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target with Hyper-V (Standalone, Full, VHD)

OverviewIn this post, I will show all the steps required to run Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V with the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target. We will cover the specific scenario of a standalone Windows Server 2008 server (as opposed to a clustered one) on a full install (as opposed to a core install) and using a VHD file (as opposed a pass-through disk). In order to follow these instructions you will need at least two computers. One computer will run a full install of Windows Server 2008 with the Hyper-V role enabled. The other computer... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2009

Shared Cluster Volume ou le miracle du Live Migration

Une des avancées majeures de Windows Server 2008 R2, c'est son Hyper-viseur. Outre un certain nombre d'améliorations concernant ses performances, on trouve enfin le tant attendu Live Migration, la réponse de Microsoft au fameux VMotion de VMWARE. Avant de s'aventurer dans la mise en œuvre de cette fonctionnalité, un petit retour en arrière pour comprendre ce qu’il est possible de faire avec Hyper-V V1, et les contraintes posées. La suite sur le blog de Benoit SAUTIERE : ... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2009

Correctif corrigeant la sauvegarde des VMs sous Hyper-V

Un nouveau correctif est disponible pour Hyper-V. Celui-ci permet de corriger certains comportements en erreur mais surtout permet de sauvegarder les machines virtuelles à chaud depuis System Center DPM 2007 SP1. KB959962 - An update is available for Windows Server 2008-based computers to address issues with backing up and restoring Hyper-V virtual machines http://blogs.technet.com/windowsinternals/archive/2009/02/01/correctif-corrigeant-la-sauvegarde-des-vms-sous-hyper-v.aspx
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02 février 2009

Language setup for a mailbox with Exchange Server 2007

Here is a summary on the mailbox language settings following the various tests that I could do and articles that I have read. I hope that this can help you. How it worked before Exchange 2007 In previous versions of Exchange Server, the language for a user mailbox was determined by the language setting of the MAPI agent (such as the Outlook client) and not by the Exchange server: At the first connection of a MAPI agent (like Outlook client) to a user mailbox, the language of the default folders (like inbox) and system... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2009

Hyper-V R2: Changes to the Virtual Machine Settings UI

One piece of feedback we received for Hyper-V is that people wanted an easier way to look at the settings for a number of virtual machines, without needing to keep on closing and reopening the virtual machine settings UI.  To help with this we have added a new toolbar to the virtual machine settings UI: You can use this to move from the settings of one virtual machine to another by either selecting the new virtual machine from the drop-down, or by using the forward and back arrows to move through virtual machines. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2009

Live Migration Step-by-Step Guide

Just got an email from one of our technical writers - letting me know that our step-by-step for Live Migration on Windows Server 2008 R2.  You can get the details here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd446679.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2009/01/27/live-migration-step-by-step-guide.aspx
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02 février 2009

How to handle a missing, but still running, virtual machine

It is possible under Hyper-V to get into a state where you have a virtual machine that is still running correctly - but does not show up in the virtual machine list under the Hyper-V management console.  The two most likely causes for this are: The virtual machine management service (VMMS) is not running.  If this is the case you will not see any virtual machines (or interact with the server in general).  You can fix this by just starting the VMMS again (run "net start vmms" from an administrative command... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2009

Hyper-V R2 Live Migration Overview & Architecture

There is a new whitepaper that details how live migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server R2 works: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fdd083c6-3fc7-470b-8569-7e6a19fb0fdf&DisplayLang=en http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2009/01/29/hyper-v-r2-live-migration-overview-architecture.aspx
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