17 décembre 2012

Release: Trilead VM Explorer 4.1

Trilead has released version 4.1 of its backup solution for Virtual Machines VM Explorer. VM Explorer Backups can be stored on ESX, Windows, Linux and FreeBSD based storage platforms or directly to a SAN. With the release of version 4 Trilead expanded support from VMware to Hyper-V as well, a trend we see with more vendors which traditionally provided VMware-ended solutions. VM explorer is offered in a Free edition, and a Pro edition which of course has more features as detailed here.   Version 4.1 provides the following new... [Lire la suite]

26 novembre 2012

ESXi 5.1 Free – how to run nested Hyper-V

How-to run nested Hyper-V 2012 Server on latest version of ESXi 5.1 If you want to test the latest Microsoft Hyper-V running as a VM on ESXi 5.1 free version, you might run into a following error: “Hyper-V cannot be installed: A hypervisor is already running.” when trying to install the Hyper-V role. In ESXi 5.1 free version the tweak slightly changed (compared to ESXi 5.0) and it’s much easier to install the Hyper-V role, to actually enable Hyper-V as a VM with the possibility to run second level nested 64bit VMs inside of that... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2012

outil de configuration en ligne de commande « hvconfig » installation Core de Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 est livré avec l’assistant suivant qui permet de configurer facilement le serveur core : << OLE Object: Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) >> « CoreConfigurator » et « CoreConfig » sont d'excellents outils, mais « HVConfig » remplit à lui seul toutes les fonctions nécessaires à la configuration en ligne de commande de votre Hyperviseur.  Voici, en 5 étapes, comment l’installer : Etape 1 : Vous aurez besoin des fichiers... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2012

WOW! Veeam Backup & Replication v6.5 now available

It is finally here! Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 is now available! This release includes all of the great features we previewed at Microsoft TechEd, VMworld and other global events. A number of new features that make up Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5, including:   Veeam Explorer for Exchange – Provides free e-discovery and item recovery for Microsoft Exchange Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots - Fast, flexible VM recovery from SAN snapshots Next-generation hypervisor support – VMware... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2012

Garder un historique des logs cluster

Quand il arrive un incident sur un cluster, la majeure partie des informations nécessaires à l’explication se trouve dans les cluster logs. Cependant, il est fréquent que la période intéressante ne soit pas couverte par le cluster log. Pour pallier à ce désagrément, il est possible de créer une tâche programmée qui génèrera les cluster logs tous les jours, couvrant les dernières 24 heures. De cette manière, si un incident arrive vous aurez toujours à votre disposition un historique de plusieurs semaines, voire de plusieurs mois en... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2011

Safely erase old data with the Format command

As explained in this article there are some important changes in Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 regarding how the formatting of a partition is done. Shortly, when doing a non-quick format the whole drive is overwritten once, compared to Windows 2003 where all information on the main disk area was left behind. If there is data on a partition that should be permanently and safely erased there are plenty of third party tools that could do this, but it is important to know that we have some possibility already builtin. However,... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2011

Automating WIM2VHD

As I mentioned yesterday – I have been working on a completely automated virtual machine build process that does not use templates (but build everything from scratch).  One of the key tools that I have been using for this process is WIM2VHD – which allows me to generate new VHD files directly from Windows installation media.However – I wanted to go a step further and have the virtual machines generated using this process boot in a completely unattended fashion.  My ultimate goal here was to go from nothing to having a... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2010

Using the multiple NICs of your File Server running Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2)

1 - Overview When you set up a File Server, there are advantages to configuring multiple Network Interface Cards (NICs). However, there are many options to consider depending on how your network and services are laid out. Since networking (along with storage) is one of the most common bottlenecks in a file server deployment, this is a topic worth investigating. Throughout this blog post, we will look into different configurations for Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) where a file server uses multiple NICs. Next, we’ll... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2010

Installing Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

With the release of Beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 a number of you have asked about Service Pack 1 for the standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, and whether the new capabilities of Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX will be available for it. Absolutely, both Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX have been developed for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 as well. In order to get these capabilities for the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, you will need to install the Beta of Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2010

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1 just released!

Deploy Windows 7 and Office 2010 quickly and reliably—while boosting user satisfaction Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1 is now available! Download MDT 2010 Update 1 at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=159061 As you prepare to deploy Windows® 7, Office 2010, and Windows Server® 2008 R2, get a jump start with MDT 2010 Update 1. Use this Solution Accelerator to achieve efficient, cost-effective deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010, and Windows Server 2008 R2. This latest release offers something for... [Lire la suite]
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