18 mars 2010

Dell ESXi Management

Unlike the traditional ESX software, the ESXi software does not have a service console. It helps reduce the installation footprint of the software and can allow the hypervisor to be directly installed on the system’s internal flash storage or a USB key. At the moment I am investigating moving to ESXi from ESX, after resolving the DSET issue I was then faced with the management of the ESXi hosts, currently the full fat ESX hosts have the Dell open management agent installed on them and SNMP configured, this allows the Dell... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

Exchange 2010 RTM High Availability Load Balancing Options

With Exchange 2010 comes many advantages in the HA realm.  One of them is the ability to connect to the Client Access Server for RPC.  This means, when a Mailbox Server does a *over (failover or a switchover), the user is still connected to their RPC Endpoint.  You can also create a Client Access Array which load balances your RPC Endpoint on your CAS Servers.  Lots of information on the RPC Client Access Server here and here.  So what options are available for load balancing this new RPC Client Access Array... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

Update Rollup 3 For Exchange 2007 SP2 Released…

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2, which resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 SP2 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 SP2 customers. This is a cumulative update and replaces update rollup 1 and 2. This update cannot be installed if you are using Exchange Server 2007 RTM or Exchange Server 2007 SP1. Any interim updates (custom fix from Microsoft Support) for Exchange Server 2007 must be uninstalled... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

Fixing Hyper-V Virtual Machines sticking at 6% starting

A while ago I noticed that when I started virtual machines on Hyper-V on my laptop – they were taking just over a minute to start.  Looking at the Hyper-V management console showed that for most of this time the virtual machine was sitting at “Starting (6%)” under the status column. After a bit of investigation I discovered that this was the result of a known issue.  When this happens the cause is usually because there is a problem with Hyper-V finding a valid certificate.  To give a bit more context: When you... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

Windows Virtual PC – now without the need for hardware virtualization

Today we have made a slew of announcements around work we have been doing for desktop virtualization.  Once of which is that Windows Virtual PC will be updated to be able to run on systems without hardware virtualization support.  The update is not currently available – but should go live later today (I will come back and update this post with the details when it does). Update: Download details are in this blog post. So some questions that you might have: Why is Microsoft making this change to Virtual PC now? Because... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

Dynamic Memory Coming To Hyper-V

Virtualization Nation, I’ve had the pleasure of talking with customers in the last few months and the Hyper-V R2 reception has been nothing but unequivocally positive. Whether it’s been folks in small, medium or the enterprise, they appreciate the new capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and the free Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. At the same time, we’re always listening to our customers to better understand their business requirements and requests so we know know what to build for subsequent releases. Today, we’re... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

Google s'attaque un peu plus à Microsoft Exchange

Si la majorité des revenus Google sont générés par la publicité, le géant de Mountain View entend bien trouver un modèle économique plus stable. Pour ce faire, la firme californienne tente depuis quelques années de s'attaquer au marché professionnel. S'il y a bien un concurrent qui fait de l'ombre au moteur de recherche sur ce marché c'est véritablement Microsoft et ses applications bureautiques. Au fil du temps, Google a ainsi rendu ses outils hébergés compatibles avec les formats de Microsoft Office 2007 et même rajouté un système... [Lire la suite]
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