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  • Hyper-V 3.0 and Converged Networks on 12th Generation Dell PowerEdge Servers

    DCB, iSCSI, and Hyper-V 3.0 on Windows Server 2012 With the current trend toward converged data centers and networks, there are many new technologies in play that are driving, and at the same time, enabling storage and network convergence. 10 Gig Ethernet (10GbE), Data Center Bridging (DCB), and Network...
  • Hyper-V 3.0 on Microsoft Windows Server 2012

    The landing page for Hyper-V 3.0 on Microsoft Windows Server 2012.
  • Microsoft Virtualization

    The landing page for Microsoft Virtualization based solution stacks.
  • Windows Server 8 Beta: Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

    The following poster is courtesy of Martin McClean, Microsoft Windows Server Information Experience Team. It depicts the Windows Server "8" Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster . Download it here .
  • 04-09-2008 Is It Cool to Use Virtualization? - Comments

    These days, it seems like everybody is at least looking at using VMware or Xen or some other virtualization solution. It's the cool thing to do. Clearly. But what about when you run something like Exchange or SQL Server or Oracle? It seems that almost everybody is cool with virtualization, until...
  • Selecting a Hyper-V Host Using the SCVMM PowerShell Snap-in

    If you’ve used the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) console for deploying virtual machines, you may have seen the star ratings that are given to each of the hosts when you are placing a VM on a host. Do you know how those stars are calculated? While it may appear that there may be a...
  • Automatic Windows OS Activation in Hyper-V

    Windows Activation on Dell Servers Dell White Paper: Installing Virtual Machines on Dell PE servers using Dell OEM Media Abstract: When a Dell™ PowerEdge server is purchased with a Windows® Server® 2008 or Windows® Server® 2008 R2 operating system, this system is shipped with a...
  • Quest - Virtualization Management

    Quest Virtualization and Cloud Management - Simplify to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency Physical. Virtual. Cloud. Your IT infrastructure is changing to support the needs of the business – and you’ve got to squeeze every drop of value from your investments. When it comes to delivering...
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 Live Migration Demo Part 1

    We welcome back Ryan Weldon , Dell Lead Engineer over Hyper-V Business Ready Configurations from Dell Global Solutions Engineering. He has created a two-part video demo around Microsoft Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 Live Migration. This is part 1 of 2. Please provide any feedback that you might have.
  • Helpful PowerShell Scripts

    Disclaimer: These scripts have undergone very limited testing and are not officially supported by Dell. Rename Adapters to their MAC Addresses This script will take any adapters that begin with the name "Local Area Connection" and rename them to their MAC addresses. This can be extremely useful...
  • Hyper-V R2 Lab Configuration

    By Ryan Weldon , Dell Virtualization Solutions Engineering To showcase some of the features of Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V™, a configuration was set up in the Dell Virtualization Solutions Engineering lab that implements our networking best practice recommendations for a...
  • Hyper-V R2 Quick Storage Migration FAQ

    What is quick storage migration? Quick storage migration (QSM) provides the ability to transfer a virtual machine (VM)'s storage from one location to another. The VM is available during a majority of the transfer process; however, there is a gap of VM availability at the tail end of the process....
  • Hyper-V R2 CSV FAQ

    What is a Cluster Shared Volume? A Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) is a volume that is simultaneously available to directly read from and write to by all nodes in a Microsoft® Failover Cluster. This capability, referred to as Direct I/O, is made possible by providing a distributed access file system...
  • Hyper-V R2 Live Migration FAQ

    What is live migration? Live migration provides the capability to move a virtual machine (VM) from one node in a Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 failover cluster to another node without a perceived interruption in service by applications/clients connecting to the VM. How does live migration...
  • 10-16-08 Great Discussion About EqualLogic and MD3000i for Virtualization

    Our recent chat on the benefits of using EqualLogic iSCSI storage for virtualization solutions like VMware and XenServer was great. We had a long-time EqualLogic guy, Tim Sherback, and quite a few expert users, who talked in detail about all of the features of EqualLogic that work so well with VMware...
  • 10-09-2008 iSCSI Command Line Setup with Hyper-V Server - Comments

    To follow up on the Hyper-V Server install video from last week, I added a new page to the TechCenter that shows how to configure a connection to an iSCSI storage array for Hyper-V Server . With a full Windows Server 2008 installation there is a GUI tool in Administrative Tools called iSCSI Initiator...
  • 10-06-2008 - The Right Storage Solution for Virtualization - Comments

    So you want to know what the right storage solution is for your new VMware deployment you are planning? Or maybe you are ready to start deploying Microsoft Hyper-V and need to know which iSCSI array is right for you? Because there really isn't a single answer that is right for everybody, the answer...
  • 10-03-2008 Hyper-V Server Install Video for Free - Comments

    Microsoft released Hyper-V Server as a FREE download from their Web site on Wednesday. Like lots of other server geeks out there, I immediately downloaded it and installed it to see what it was like. It took me about an hour and a half to complete the whole install process. I recorded the entire session...
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server

    The Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server software is a stand-alone virtualization product that is available as a free download from Microsoft . It is based on the Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 Core, but has only the Hyper-V role. Although Hyper-V Server is free, it is still necessary to license...
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Performance on a PowerEdge R900 Server with Six-Core Intel Xeon Processors

    Information Technology organizations are finding that combining today’s industry standard servers based on multi-core processors with server virtualization can create highly efficient solutions. A series of tests were run comparing a Dell™ PowerEdge™ R900 server using new Intel six...
  • 09-12-2008 Trying Out Virtual Server inside Hyper-V VM - Comments

    I was talking to a customer a few days ago about their plans to use Hyper-V. One of their questions, that I wasn't expecting at all, was about the possibilities of running Hyper-V VMs inside of a Hyper-V VM. I knew there was some capability to run ESX inside of a VMware Workstation VM , but I didn't...
  • 09-09-2008 VMware and Microsoft Repeat Free Free Offers - Comments

    Microsoft announced yesterday that they are basically matching VMware's free ESXi download with a free slimmed down version of Hyper-V to also be a free download. Previously both companies had charged money for this virtualization software, but will now make them available for free. VMware announced...
  • 09-05-08 Measuring Total CPU Util on Hyper-V - Comments

    I just finished up testing for a new whitepaper on Hyper-V performance and one of the initial things I had to figure out was how to measure the CPU utilization on the server. What is known as the parent partition (the initial Windows Server 2008 that is installed on the server and then used to enable...
  • 09-04-2008 ESX Completes SVVP Validation - Comments

    Wow that was fast. It was only a couple of weeks ago that VMware joined the Microsoft Software Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) and now ESX 3.5 Update 2 has been offically certified under that program. This means that now ESX and Hyper-V are supported virtualization platforms for running Microsoft...
  • Virtualization Frontier Archive 2008 May

    Oodles of NICs for ESX 5/30/2008 -- Comments Back in the ESX 2.5 days it was a common recommendation to have at least 3 NICs for ESX. One NIC each for the service console, VMotion, and VMs. It was really a waste for many to have to dedicate an entire NIC for the low network traffic to the service console...