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…

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Game on – VMware spreads more FUD

The past few days there has been an very robust discussion through blogs and videos about how VMware is spreading FUD about Hyper-V. Refer to Day 1 – http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/05/09/hyper-v-winning-daily-vmware-fud-reaching-new-heights.aspx Day 2 – http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/05/09/day-two-of-the-scott-drummond-vmware-fud-fiasco.aspx All I want to add to this is that customers looking to consolidate their workloads on a hypervisor need to do their…

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Microsoft Site Recovery Solution

Recently in my discussions with customers regarding virtualisation the topic of Site Recovery is becoming very popular. I thought it would be worthwhile listing some the resources available to help you understand how Microsoft virtualisation solutions can help you with Site Recovery The Microsoft Site Recovery Solution helps customers implement and manage cost effective, end-to-end…

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Self-healing NTFS in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

I ask this question to a customer who ask me about how Windows Server 2008 can help them achieve higher availability for their data. Have you ever had some weird disk or system behavior on your system volume, discovered or believed it was disk corruption, and then ran “chkdsk c: /f” on it only to…

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Hyper-V has now released to manufacturing (RTM)

Hyper-V, a key feature of Windows Server 2008, has now released to manufacturing (RTM) and is available for deployment into production environments. A beta of Hyper-V was included with Windows Server 2008 and this update provides the final release.  Server virtualization, also known as hardware virtualization, is a hot topic in the IT world because…

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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 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=111228). To install and use the Hyper-V…

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You can now cluster SQL server in a Virtual Machine

Microsoft has updated the support policy for running SQL server in a virtual machine that has been clustered. Refer to Support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products that are running in a hardware virtualization environment Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,Clustering,SQL Server

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Exchange on Hyper-V

Microsoft supports Exchange Server 2007 in production on hardware virtualisation software only when all the following conditions are true: The hardware virtualisation software is Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, or any third-party hypervisor that has been validated under the Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program. The Exchange Server guest virtual machine: Is…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Releases/Hosting for App-V

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) version 4.5 has been released. Formerly known as SoftGrid, App-V 4.5 is the first Microsoft-branded release of the product. It includes new capabilities designed to help IT support large-scale virtualisation implementations across many sites and provides multiple delivery options including over-the-Internet application availability to meet your business needs.  Additionally, Microsoft Application…

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