17 juillet 2009

Windows 2008 Activation (KMS)

This morning I went to work with my new POC environment which contains 8 Windows Server 2008 machines installed using my company Volume License Key. They all had a warning message: Windows could not be activated.Key management services (KMS) could not be located in Domain name system (DNS), please have your system administrator verify that a KMS is published correctly in DNS.I think these kinds of error messages from MS are amusing. Who is this higher entity known as “System Administrator”? He seems to be the oracle of all knowledge... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2009

Convert any Windows server in a free SAN for your ESX/vSphere lab

In case you are not using free Openfiler under Linux for your VMware ESX Server/vSphere 4 homelab (if you don’t like linux for example…) there is a solution for you. A company called StarWind is providing for free a Software allowing to create an iSCSI Target for your VMware Infrastructure (up to 2 Tb capcity !!!) and so to convert your existing Windows server to a SAN storage.  With the Starwind free version you can converts any Windows server into a SAN in less than 10 minutes. This is a fully functional product at no cost. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2009

Dossier technique - Présentation du CSV introduit dans le Clustering de Windows 2008 R2

Un nouveau dossier technique a été publié sur MSLive.fr Cet article présente l'une des grandes nouveautés aporté par Windows Server 2008 R2 dans la fonctionnalité de clustering. Il s'agît du CSV (Cluster Shared Volume) permettant un accès simultané au stockage par tous les noeuds. Très pratique pour vos infra Hyper-V !Rendez-vous sur cette page et bonne lecture. http://www.mslive.fr/actualites-526-dossier-technique-presentation-csv-introduit-dans-clustering-windows-2008.aspx
24 avril 2009

Windows Server 2008 Foundation : Why?

Thanks to SithLord who reminded me why Microsoft now feels so keen on offering an affordable solution, here is his comment : The real story is the IBM Foundations PlayIf you look at what they are really worried about it is a little known IBM linux based product that is getting a ton of traction. IBM Foundations (yes.. they lifted the name) is all that - inexpensive, fast (installs in less than 30 min, and it handles up to 500 users! The best part is that it is a HW/SW appliance. Rumor has it that almost 10% of the US Microsoft SBS... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2009

Windows Server 2008 Foundation: An Entry-Level Server Platform

A lot of small organizations are looking into a solution that enables them to run small-business-type applications, while minimizing licensing and IT management costs. Some of these organizations have looked, are looking, and will probably look into Linux-based solutions for these tasks. This is something that Microsoft will need to prevent, and for that, a new version of Windows Server 2008 has been announced. Windows Server 2008 Foundation is a technology that enables core IT resources, such as file and print sharing, remote... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2009

Document : Licensing Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

Microsoft licensing policies for Windows Server Terminal Services, including the new components that are included in Windows Server 2008, require that in addition to a Windows Server Client Access License (CAL), Microsoft® Core CAL Suite, or Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite, you must acquire a Windows Server 2008 TS CAL for each user or device that directly or indirectly accesses the server software to interact with a remote graphical user interface (using the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services functionality or other technology). ... [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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05 octobre 2008

Les matériels et serveurs validés Hyper-V

http://blogs.technet.com/chrisdu/archive/2008/10/05/plate-formes-mat-rielles-certifi-es-pour-hyper-v.aspx Que vous veniez de recevoir ou soyez sur le point de passer commande d'un nouveau serveur; la possibilité de l'utiliser comme socle de virtualisation en environnement Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V peut (et même doit) faire partie des critères de choix. Pour cela une adresse à retenir celle sur site WindowsServerCatalog et en particulier la page donnant accès à la liste des 425 systèmes certifiés en ce début Octobre. Par... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2008

Gestion des Licences Windows en environnement virtuel

Pas mal de monde c'est déjà pris un moment de solitude au moment de commander des licences Windows pour l'environnement virtuel... http://vmetc.com/2008/08/26/how-to-license-windows-vms-in-a-non-microsoft-virtual-environment/ En bref, le conseil est de partir sur des licences Windows 2008 Datacenter Edition qui sont vendues au CPU physique, qui donne droit a un nombre illimité de VM Windows toutes versions.
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15 août 2008

Illiad propose des nouvelles Dedibox PRO!

http://www.vnunet.fr/news/iliad_enrichit_son_offre_d_hebergement_dedibox_avec_un_serveur_intel_xeon_quad_core Des serveurs Quad Core, 8Go de RAM, 1To en RAID1 ou 2To en RAID5, des OS a foison, 2 IPs publiques, de la gestion IPMI et tutti quanti... Cela sent le serveur de Pro là!!!!!
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