17 mars 2009

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 beta available

Exciting news for Windows Server Hyper-V, System Center, and VMWare customers.  The beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available on the Microsoft Connect site for download. If you don't already have access to VMM on the Connect site you can get to it here by simply filling out a quick survey, which will help us better understand your virtualization needs.  The new beta continues to extend the data center management capabilities of the System Center suite of offerings to build on the all up physical... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2009

SQL Server 2008 Data Compression

SQL Server 2008 introduced a new feature to compress data stored in tables, indexes and indexed views. It basically uses a few different techniques to save space when storing data. You can set compression to NONE, ROW or PAGE (page includes ROW-level compression). There are a lot of small details that are relevant here. Here is an incomplete list of those details: This feature is targeted at Data Warehouses It is only available for SQL Server 2008 Enterprise and Developer editions You cannot use it if the max row size... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2009

esxcfg-scsidevs, Exploring the next version of ESX!

Whenever I do a beta test of a product / OS the first thing I do is check if all the features / commands that I used with the previous version still exist. When I did an “esxcfg- tab tab” on the next version of ESX one thing stood out, esxcfg-vmhbadevs was gone. I use this command a lot when investigating SAN problems, same goes for esxcfg-mpath by the way. Both print really valuable information that I usually copy & paste for keeping track of changes. With the upcoming version of ESX(vSphere) a new command will be introduced... [Lire la suite]
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