Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer 2008 (VMMCA)

Microsoft has just announced the availability of Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer 2008 (VMMCA). Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA) is a diagnostic tool that you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) roles or other VMM functions. To download VMMCA…


SCVMM 2008 error ID: 2916. Details: Unknown error (0x8033810f)

If you are getting VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the agent <Agent Managed Host> was lost. Ensure that the WS-Management service and the agent are installed and running and that a firewall is not blocking HTTP traffic. If the error persists, reboot <Agent Managed Host> and then try the operation…


Hyper-V performance some thoughts

There is quite a lot of documentation ( and blogs on how to get the best peformance from Hyper-V. Here are some of my thoughts. 1. Disk:  allow separate disks for the parent partition (ie 2008/Hyper-V) For the VM’s, if you can spread them across multiple disks you will have less contention per VM –…


Hyper-V and VHD Performance – Dynamic vs. Fixed

If you are in the midst of testing and deploying Virtual machines using the VHD file format on Hyper-V and want the best performance from a I/O performance check out this post by Tim Litton Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,VHD,Performance,Virtualization,Windows Server 2008


Professional Developer Conference content for Virtualisation

Enabling Test Automation Using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V With Hyper-V, you can decrease your software test cycles, improve your test coverage, and provide testers and developers a safe, scalable test bed for applications. In this session we introduce the concepts that can assist you in development of an automation framework that can take advantage of…


Can I run Hyper-V on my machine ?

There is a lot of confusion regards what hardware is required to run Hyper-V 1. Official Hyper-V system requirements are: Hyper-V requires specific hardware. You can identify systems that support the x64 architecture and Hyper-V by searching the Windows Server catalog for Hyper-V as an additional qualification (see To install and use the Hyper-V…


Install and uninstall VMM agent on Windows 2008 Server Core

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Measuring Performance on Hyper-V

1. Measuring Performance on Hyper-V While most of the principles of analysing performance of a guest operating system installed on a Hyper-V virtual machine performance are the same as analysing the performance of an operating system installed on a physical machine, many of the collection methods are different. The following considerations are significant when evaluating…


Hyper-V market share

Online publications Hyper-V’s low cost helps Microsoft weaken VMware’s grip on server virtualization: Microsoft has aggressively discounted Hyper-V to grab market share Microsoft narrows gap with VMware Hyper-V makes good showing in first months availability, IDC says Microsoft gains against VMware Via Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business News Blog, the company said, "IDC’s findings reflect…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 is now available

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 provides a management solution for the virtualized data center that helps enable centralized management of IT infrastructure, increased server utilization, and dynamic resource optimization across multiple virtualization platforms. Support for VMs Running on Windows Server 2008 System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 was designed to fully utilize the foundational…