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  • 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...
  • 09-23-2008 Better Advice for Virtualization Online - Comments

    The super virtualization engineering team here at Dell recently upgraded the Dell Virtualization Advisor tool. This free, online tool prompts you to answer about 10 questions, and then it gives a detailed sizing of servers and storage. Additionally, it will list the available services that might be useful...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 06-13-2008 Support of Microsoft VMs on VMware - Comments

    A question that has come up many times over the last several years is that of support of Microsoft software when running in VMware virtual machines (VMs). This blog entry by Mark Bowler at Liquefying IT has some great stats that show a majority of people are running Microsoft in their VMs and that the...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Episode 39: So Say SMEs in Virtualization and Cloud - Dell | VMware: Hope, Competition & Winning

    So Say SMEs in Virtualization & Cloud In Episode 39, Kong Yang and Todd Muirhead talk the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys & tie-in the recent announcements made by VMware and Microsoft. We welcome your thoughts and feedback. Please click below to view the video.
  • 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.
  • Selecting a CSV on a Hyper-V Host Using the SCVMM PowerShell Snap-in

    In a recent post , I talked about using the Get-VMHostRating command to select a Hyper-V host from a pool of available hosts in a cluster. Today let’s dive back into the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) PowerShell Snap-in and see how we can use it and the Get-VMHostVolume cmdlet to select a Cluster...
  • 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...