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  • Virtualization

    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V builds on the architecture and functions of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V by adding new features. It provides a command-line interface from the host for managing Windows or Linux OS-based VMs supporting a Hyper-V role...
  • 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...
  • 03-20-2008 Opps Leads to PSOD and New WS08 DC

    I have a confession to make. I was trying to rush through a setup of VCB server on our SAN late last week and ended up reformatting the wrong LUN. Now this was all in our lab so no matter what gets destroyed - it's not the end of the world. But of all the LUNs, this was probably the one that I really...
  • Performance of SQL Server 2005 on ESX Server 3.5

    This is the wiki home page for the white paper, "A Performance Characterization fo Microsoft SQL Server Virtual Machines on Dell PowerEdge Servers Running VMware ESX Server 3.5." This page is a summary; for full details download the full white paper in PDF form . Executive Summary Understanding...
  • SQL Server on VMware

    Microsoft® SQL Server® is a widely used database that is used to support a wide range of applications. This page is designed to pool the available resources on this topic and provide a home for discussion. Support Policy for Microsoft SQL Server Products That Are Running in a Hardware Virtual...
  • 04-02-2008 - Running SQL Server in a VM

    I published a new white paper this week on running Microsoft® SQL Server® in a virtual machine (VM) . The paper focuses on the performance of a large (well, 100 GB) version of the DVD Store when running on 64-bit SQL Server 2005. I started this testing just after ESX Server 3.5 was finished and...
  • 04-04-2008 - SQL Server on VMware Server

    I recently ran across this blog entry on Scott's Blog (no relation to Scott Hanson on my team) about a migration of a SQL Server DB to a VM running VMware Server. I have spent only limited time working the the VMware Server (formerly GSX) product and instead have concentrated on ESX. This entry has...
  • 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...
  • 04-14-2008 - ScreenShot for Geeks - Comments

    I will be the first to admit that I haven't always been a fan of using the biggest baddest system you can find for ESX servers, but some things have changed and I do realize there are cases where really big systems make sense. Which brings me around to the newest system that we ordered for the lab...
  • 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...
  • 05-08-08 - The R805 is Here - Comments

    I leave for vacation for a few days and all kinds of cool stuff is announced (although I did make it into the office a couple of times while on the beach). What I think is a really great server for virtualization is now on the website where you can configure and order it. The new PowerEdge r805 is not...
  • 05-13-08 - Upstream Ports and Blades - Comments

    A recent discussion in the hallway here lead to a really cool reason to use blades for virtualization. The Dell M1000e blade chassis and the M600 and M605 blades support up to six fabrics - meaning that you can have some combination of Ethernet and fibre channel networks totaling six. This provides enough...
  • 05-19-08 The Best Server For You - Comments

    For the past three weeks, we at the Dell TechCenter have been focused on the decoder ring for systems management. Starting today we are going to tell you what the best server is for virtualization . The reason it is going to take three weeks is that the answer for everybody is different. So we are going...
  • 05-22-08 - Massive IOPS on ESX - Comments

    They performance guys over at VMware have announced some really impressive IOPS testing results . Using three CX3-80 storage arrays they were able to push over 100,000 IO Operations per second from a single 4-socket server running ESX 3.5. Additionally, they reported the latency numbers which look very...
  • 05-23-08 - Virtual Exchange Server for Home - Comments

    As many of you have probably figured out by now, I've spent a lot of time working with Exchange in VMs . Some of that time was spent explaining to peers, users, customers, and family members just exactly why in the world anybody would want to put Exchange into a VM. (To be honest - I don't think...
  • Virtualization Frontier - Archive 2007

    A Dell TechCenter blog that explores the leading edge of virtualization technology. Windows Server Virtualization Preview Performance Testing 12/13/2007 -- Comments I recently took the Windows Server Virtualization preview (included with Windows Server 2008 release candidate 0) for a test drive. The...
  • 05-30-08 - Oodles of NICs for ESX - 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. Then with ESX 3 the networking features...
  • 06-05-80 - Wiggle Room in Deciding on Virtualization Server - Comments

    What is the best server for virtualization? This is a question that comes up often in discussions, although it is sometimes phrased differently. It might be " How many NICs do you recommend for ESX ?" or " How much RAM can you put in a PowerEdge R805 ?" or " Are blades the most...
  • 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...
  • VMware Virtual Infrastructure Test Environment

    Originally drafted by Jose Gonzalez, virtualization specialist and founder of Virtual JMG Consulting, Ltd. Follow @Jose_M_Gonzalez on Twitter. And you can visit Jose on his Virtualization and Cloud blog to gain insights from his perspective. It is possible to create a complete VMware® Virtual...
  • 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...
  • 07-01-2008 - Benefits of iSCSI Over Fibre Channel - Comments

    The chat on benefits of Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and virtualization led me to some quick research to see what I could find. The first hit was for a Dell white paper on why iSCSI is the best storage for virtualization . Turns out this is a white paper that I reviewed internally before it was published about...
  • 07-09-2008 - New Performance Data on 2-Socket vs 4-Socket - Comments

    In the past I was somewhat biased toward two-socket servers for virtualization , which was because of the results of some testing we did. I had of course realized over the past year or so that things had changed and the four-socket servers were now more competitive. So when I ran the series of chats...
  • 07-10-2008 Guaranteed Better VMworld Keynote Comments

    There has been a lot written over the past couple of days about the abrupt departure of VMware's CEO Diane Greene. I think that she did a great job of building and leading the company she co-founded into the incredible position that it has today. VMware has been one of the best tech companies over...
  • 7-21-2008 Virtualizing SharePoint on VirtualGeek - Comments

    Virtual Geek has a some great performance and power consumption numbers up on his blog for virtualizing Microsoft SharePoint . I've gotten lots of questions over the past year or so about how SharePoint would perform in a VM. and this data is the best that I have seen to answer those questions. He...