26 octobre 2010

Did you know? All hosts failed…

Today I received a very valid question around a full cluster failure. What happens when all the hosts in a cluster go down and at some point return? Will the VMs be restarted and what do I need to have in place to ensure they will? It seems to be an urban myth that you need to use “auto-start” for a full cluster failure. But as you might have noticed that won’t work when HA is enabled. So what will? VMware HA Is it really that simple? Yes it is! When a full cluster fails and nodes start powering up HA will restart the VMs. As... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2010

Cloud : Microsoft Hyper-V s’ouvre à OpenStack

Microsoft continue sa percée dans le cloud computing en nouant un partenariat avec l'éditeur Cloud.com. Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V sera désormais intégré et supporté par la plate-forme open source de cloud OpenStack. --> Le reste est sur le site : http://www.itespresso.fr/cloud-microsoft-hyperv-ouvre-openstack-37158.html
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26 octobre 2010

Script to evacuate cluster node on shutdown

A little while ago David posted a really handy solution for evacuating a Hyper-V cluster node on shutdown automatically. The issue that he is trying to address is that normally you should not just shutdown a node in a cluster, rather you should manually move all virtual machines off of the cluster node first.  If you just shutdown a node in a cluster all the virtual machines will be failed over using quick migration. David solved this problem by writing a PowerShell script that works with clustering to live migrate the... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2010

VMware starts Go Pro beta program

In January VMware released a new product for SMBs called GO: a hosted web-based console that can be used to manage on-premises vSphere Hypervisor (formerly ESXi) hosts and their virtual machines. Go allows to initialize and patch ESXi hosts, create and operate virtual machines, check the VMs patching level connecting to the Shavlik Technologies service.The company made the product available for free but customers have to grant to VMware the privilege to analyze the way they use the console. Last week, at VMworld Europe (read... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2010

Hyper-V is underperforming says Gartner

While busy speaking at the Symposium ITxpo 2010 this week, Gartner analysts are also blogging and sharing some details about their presentations. The most interesting one comes from Thomas Bittman, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, the firm’s front man for virtualization and cloud computing research. Bittman reports three key details (emphasis our): Virtual machine penetration has increased 50% in the last year. Gartner believes that nearly 30% of all workloads running on x86 architecture servers are now running on... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2010

MED-V 2.0 beta is available - for Windows 7 migrations

You'll be interested to know that MED-V 2.0 beta is available to download today. Karri blogged about it over at the Windows team blog [here]. Here's an excerpt from Karri's blog: With MED-V 2.0 Beta, we have been listening to customer feedback to further simplify the MED-V experience by enabling one-time sign on to the MED-V workspace. The only time you ever re-enter your password is when you change your Windows password.  In addition, we recognize that more infrastructure is not always better so we’ve enabled you to leverage... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2010

Release: VMware Workstation 7.1.2/Player 3.1.2/ACE 2.7.2.

At the end of last month, VMware updated its virtualization platform Workstation and Player and its platform wrapper ACE to build 301548. Workstation version 7.1.2 contains some bug fixing and adds the following new features: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 support for Integrated Virtual Debugger’s live debugging mode Support for use with VMware vCenter Converter 4.3. Support of older versions of Cent OS Linux Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Apache Server 2.2.15 for ACE management Server. VMware player version... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2010

Microsoft Hyper-V vs. VMware ESX & vSphere Operations & Management Cost Analysis White paper

Un livre blanc interessant à lire http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/F/8/1F8BD4EF-31CC-4059-9A65-4A51B3B4BC98/Hyper-V-vs-VMware-ESX-and-vShpere-WP.pdf http://blogs.technet.com/b/fabricem_blogs/archive/2010/10/04/microsoft-hyper-v-vs-vmware-esx-amp-vsphere-operations-amp-management-cost-analysis-white-paper.aspx
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12 octobre 2010

Poster Remote Desktop Services dans le détail

c’est ici http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9bc943b7-07c5-4335-9df9-20e77ed5032e http://blogs.technet.com/b/fabricem_blogs/archive/2010/09/27/poster-remote-desktop-services-dans-le-d-233-tail.aspx
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12 octobre 2010

Transformer un package en .MSI pour APP-V

Beaucoup des avantages SoftGrid reposent sur les apports liés à l'utilisation d'une infrastructure. Celle-ci apporte notamment: - Le streaming initial des applications. - Le streaming delta des updates ("Active Upgrade") . - Le contrôle de l'affichage des icônes sur le bureau. - Les droits de lancement des applications. - Le contrôle des licences. - Les statistiques d'utilisation des applications virtuelles. ... Microsoft planifie une nouvelle fonctionnalité SoftGrid "MSI Utility" ... [Lire la suite]
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