15 octobre 2012

This FREE tool remove the HP Proliant Support Pack from Virtualized Servers P2V

HP Proliant Support Pack Cleaner v1.5 Release Date: November 8, 2010   This FREE tool remove the HP Proliant Support Pack from Virtualized Servers     NEW in this version: Support both x86 and x64 versions of HP Proliant Support Pack. Run in Unattended mode using /NOGUI parameter.   To run HP Proliant Support Pack Cleaner, you must run as administrator, or disable UAC on Windows 2008. --> Please see the rest on the site... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

Migrate virtual machines from a VMware environment to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 using a free, simple, standalone tool

Windows Server 2012 is generally available for evaluation and purchase by all customers around the world. Additionally, there is great news for organizations that are looking for a way to migrate virtual machines hosted on VMware vSphere to the Hyper-V host in Windows Server 2012. The production (RTW) version of the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) and the Beta version of the VMware console plugin version are both available to download. We extend a huge thank you to our beta participants who have taken the time to evaluate... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

HOW TO: P2V a domain controller

A lot has been written about P2V’ing Windows Domain controllers. The preferred way is to build a new domain controller based on a virtual machine and demote the physical domain controller. Rebuilding a new domain controllers may not always be possible due to time constraints or other dependencies like additional software running on the domain controller which can not be easily migrated. However, P2V’ing of a domain controller is possible under the right conditions. These conditions are the same for any other transactional service... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2010

P2V Migration for Software Assurance Beta Now Available!

Help unblock OS deployments by redelivering blocking users' old Windows environments, applications and browsers seamlessly in Windows 7 using automated physical-to-virtual migration P2V Migration for Software Assurance uses the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Sysinternals Disk2VHD to convert a user's existing Windows XP or newer client environment to a virtual hard disk then automates the delivery of an updated and personalized Windows 7 operating system containing a virtual machine with the user's previous Windows environment,... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2010

Generali centralise et modernise son informatique par la virtualisation

800 serveurs sous NT4, bases Oracle en 7.3.4, GED peu évolutive, sauvegarde en local... Generali a totalement rénové l'informatique de son réseau de 1.000 agences. Décryptage du projet par Jorge Mateus, responsable infrastructures serveurs à Generali. Generali, un des principaux assureurs en Europe, est présent dans 68 pays au travers de ses 70 millions de clients et 85.000 collaborateurs. En France, l'assureur compte 9.000 salariés et 1.000 agents généraux. L'informatique de cette population d'agents, répartie sur tout le... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2010

Linux P2V With DD and VHDTool – EASY and CHEAP!

So I’ve been busy the last two week getting ready for TechEd (WAHOO!) where I’m co-presenting two sessions this year.  One of the sessions is all about Linux on Hyper-V.  To get ready, I’ve been working though lots of the common operational tasks including (as you know P2V) migrations. I mentioned to my buddy Alexander Lash (my partner in crime at TechEd 2008 where we presented a great session on Hyper-V Scripting) all the challenges of Linux P2V migrations, and he mentioned an easy way to do it using DD and VHDTool. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2010

Use VMware Workstation 7 for P2V

A nice post on VLADAN's Blog about doing P2V with VMware Workstation 7 built in features... --> Here it goes : http://www.vladan.fr/use-vmware-workstation-7-for-p2v/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EsxVirtualization+%28ESX+Virtualization%29
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10 décembre 2009

VIDEO: How to Use VMware GO to Install ESXi and Perform P2V

just released a new video to add to my Train Signal vSphere video training course. This video covers VMware's GO - a free product that provides SMBs the ability to download ESXi, install it, configure it, create new VMs, perform P2V, download VMs, and manage ESXi servers and VMs once up and running. GO is completely web-based, once you have watched my video, you can try out VMware GO for yourself! The rest is on : ... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2009

How to P2V linux into VMware ESX Server

There is quite a few ressources arround when it comes to converting Windows boxes to Virtual machines. Using VMware Converter for your conversion as a tool is pretty straightforward. It’s a free tool from VMware you can Download here. But what to do if you want to convert a Linux machine which does not have GUI (graphical user interface). I’ll try to help. I suppose that you have a Linux server, an workstation under XP and your infractructure ESX. The steps you need to do: 01.) Download Vmware Converter for linux here. 02.)... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2009

Physical to Virtual Conversion of Linux Servers with VMware Converter BootCD

Although we have a number of Linux servers running on our ESX servers until recently the need had never arisen to convert an existing physical Linux server to virtual. However recently I've been doing a lot of work on using virtualization to improve Disaster Recovery options for SME clients (typically 2-25 servers), where cost is always important. Nowadays its not unusual to find networks of this size running one or two Linux boxes amongst their Windows servers but often the in-house IT only have minimal Linux admin skills. VMware... [Lire la suite]
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