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  • Microsoft Virtualization - Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2

    UPDATED 04/2012: Look-ahead to Windows Server 8 Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Microsoft ® Windows Server ® 2008 includes the Hyper-V™ role, which is a hypervisor that enables servervirtualization. This new virtualization hypervisor enables a Windows Server 2008 system to host many...
  • Virtualization Frontier

    The Virtualization Frontier blog now resides on the new Dell Community site. A Dell TechCenter blog that explores the leading edge of virtualization technology. MD3000i Configuration Caught on Video 11/5/2008 -- Comments During a recent chat several people wanted to see more PowerVault MD3000i...
  • 04-10-2008 Hyper-V Quick Migration Part 1 - Comments

    Jeff from the Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization team posted yesterday on their team blog the first in a promised 4 part series on Hyper-V HA and Quick Migration and it's differences with VMware's VMotion or live migration. This first post doesn't really get into the differences, but...
  • 04-18-2008 - Hyper-V Quick Migration Part II - Comments

    The second post on the Microsoft Virtualzation Team Blog about Quick Migration and VMotion was added a few days ago. It is mostly a discussion about how VMware HA and Quick Migration both provide a failover solution for UNplanned downtime. I agree with Jeff that both do basically the same thing in the...
  • 04-22-2008 - Microsoft VHD Library - Comments

    Microsoft has really demonstrated a strong commitment to virtualization in a variety of ways in the last year. I believe that they are putting forth a very strong effort with Hyper-V which will might be the most compelling feature of Windows Server 2008 . In addition to this they have begun to provide...
  • 04-28-2008 - Hyper-V Part III - Downtime No Big Deal - Comments

    Jeff from the Microsoft Virtualization team posted part III in his continuing series comparing Quick Migration and VMotion. This entry covers planned outages. His point is that most customers plan for downtime anyway, so having some downtime is fine. He also says that in their conversations with existing...
  • 06-10-2008 Storage Choices for Virtualiation Can Be Easy - Comments

    After spending the last few weeks looking into which server to choose for virtualization , a natural next question is, "What should I use for storage?" I think that the answer to that question may be easier in some ways, but more complicated in other ways. Mark Farley, on the InsideIT blog...
  • 06-17-2008 Cluster Filesystem for Hyper-V - Comments

    I ran across Scott Lowe's blog entry on Melio FS, Hyper-V, and VMware ESX earlier today. Scott talks about his discussion with Jeff Woolsey, senior program manager for Virtualization at Microsoft, while at Tech Ed.—specifically, how Microsoft has allowed storage partners to create a cluster...
  • Early Performance Testing with Hyper-V Beta and RC

    In order to get a general feel for how far along the Hyper-V beta code in Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 RC1 was, a quick evaluation and test was done in the Dell labs. The objective was to simply put the virtualization engine under load and to measure how well it managed distributing resources...
  • 08-20-08 ESX Gets Close to Exchange Support Comments

    It was officially announced that VMware has joined Microsoft's Software Virtualization Validation Program - known as SVVP. This is big news because it means that VMware hypervisors can become a validated and supported platform for Microsoft applications, including my favorite Exchange. The catch...
  • 08-22-08 Hyper-V Theme Song - Comments

    During our weekly tuesday chat , I told ye110wbeard that I would send him a TechCenter shirt if he created a theme song for Hyper-V. I felt secure that I would not have to actually payout. Unbelievably, he had a Hyper-V theme song and video and lyrics up by late Wednesday. I think the song is kinda catchy...
  • Virtualization Frontier Archive 2008 April

    Hyper-V Quick Migration Part III - Downtime no big deal? 4/28/2008 -- Comments Jeff from the Microsoft Virtualization team posted part III in his continuing series comparing Quick Migration and VMotion. This entry covers planned outages. His point is that most customers plan for downtime anyway, so having...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 09-09-2008 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...
  • 09-12-2008 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 10-09-2008 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...
  • 10-16-08 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...