07 mars 2011

Importing Hyper-V VMs into vSphere

I recently released a new 2 hour training course called Best of vSphere 4.1 for vNerds, and as part of that course I explored the new vSphere 4.1 feature which allows you to import Hyper-V virtual machines to VMware vSphere. As a robust platform for cloud-based infrastructure, featuring high levels of availability and responsiveness, VMware vSphere offers a great solution for business continuity and disaster recovery. --> The rest is on Petri's website : http://www.petri.co.il/import-vm-hyper-v-to-vsphere.htm 
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07 février 2011

Tech: Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V, is it worth it for VDI?

Michel Roth, who works for the desktop virtualization division of Quest and runs the Thincomputing.net blog wrote an article titled: “A closer look at the new “Dynamic Memory” feature of Hyper-V: is it worth it for VDI? “. The article details what Dynamic Memory is and especially on what it can do for Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI). Michel earlier wrote an article about the upcoming RemoteFX functionality which will also be released with SP1. Dynamic Memory provides the ability to pool available memory on a physical host and... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2011

Des environnements VDI plus efficaces grâce au connecteur RDS (Remote Desktop Services) pour SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machin

La mise en œuvre d’environnements VDI sur plate-forme Microsoft s’appuie sur les composants Hyper-V et System Center Virtual Machine Manager comme socle de virtualisation et d’administration ainsi que Remote Desktop Services pour les fonctionnalités de présentation (accès et de déport d’affichage) et de pilotage (gestion de l’état des machines virtuelles). Pour ce qui est de RDS les fonctionnalités liées à la présentation sont prises en charge par les services RD Gateway et RD Web Access et celles de pilotages par le service RD... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2011

What physical computer am I on?

Once you start to get more and more virtual machines, and more and more Hyper-V servers, in your environment it can get quite hard to keep track of where a specific virtual machine is actually running. System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help you out here – but what if you are not sitting at the  System Center Virtual Machine Manager Console?  What if you have used Remote Desktop to connect to the virtual machine?  What do you do then? A long, long time ago – I posted information on how to figure out the... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2011

Another reason to virtualize (and an appeal for aid)

The last couple of days have been very strange and stressful for me.  The reason for this is that my home town – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia – is currently being flooded.  Thankfully all of my family is safe at this point in time – but it has been a very tense process as we have been following the news remotely and periodically trying to get in contact with different family members to find out what is happening. While everyone is safe – my fathers business is not.  My father (Wayne Armstrong – though we all call... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2011

Using Hyper-V for a high-end desktop computer

I often get asked what my recommendation is for a high-end desktop computer for the virtualization enthusiast. The root problem that causes this question is the well noted issues with Hyper-V and high-end video cards.  Thankfully – this can now be a problem of the past. With Windows Server 2008 R2 we added support for processors that have second level address translation (Intel EPT or AMD RVI).  On these systems everything “just works”. Something that I can now attest to.  As an avid virtualization junkie and... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2011

Enabling processor compatibility with a script [Hyper-V]

When we released Windows Server 2008 R2 we added the ability to make a virtual machines processor more compatible for migration between different hardware platforms (details here).  Here is a PowerShell script to do this for you: --> See on Ben's blog ... Cheers, Ben Attachment: ProcessorCompatibility.zip http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2011/01/20/enabling-processor-compatibility-with-a-script-hyper-v.aspx
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21 novembre 2010

Configuring Remote Management of Hyper-V Server - in a workgroup

I have received a number of questions about how to go about setting up remote management of our free Hyper-V server (not the one that is part of Windows).  So I thought I would sit down and write up a set of blog posts to talk about how to do this.  Today I am going to talk about how to remotely manage a Hyper-V server from a Windows 7 desktop when in a workgroup environment. I am going to assume that you have already installed Hyper-V server and have configured the server name, workgroup name and networking appropriately... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2010

Hyper-V Dynamic Memory test for VDI density

Hi, I’m Michael Kleef, senior technical product manager within the Windows Server and Cloud division. As Brad Anderson and I discussed at the TechEd Europe keynote today, Dynamic Memory, a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, can increase Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) densities by 40% compared to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 and also well above a leading industry solution. It’s also not just a benefit to VDI. Our Technology Adoption Program (TAP) customer data also highlights that other server workloads benefit... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2010

Microsoft pousse Hyper-V pour combler son retard dans le cloud privé

L'éditeur dévoile ses plans, ses formations et sélectionne 70 fournisseurs d'hébergement certifiés pour les clouds privés Azure. Microsoft a conclu un partenariat avec six grands fournisseurs de solutions matérielles pour proposer des architectures de référence qui aideront les entreprises à construire des clouds privés de type IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hewlett-Packard, IBM et NEC sont les principaux partenaires de ce programme baptisé Hyper-V Fast Track Cloud qui propose des plates-formes... [Lire la suite]
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