Booting Hyper-V R2 from USB

Lot of customers have been asking me about booting Hyper-V R2 from a USB drive There is documentation for that http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee731893(WS.10).aspx To make this process easier there is a app for that http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/BootHVSR2FromUSB


Is VMware costing you way too much

Head over to http://www.vmwarecostswaytoomuch.com/ to find out how you and your organisation could save with Microsoft’s virtualisation solutions. Use the ROI tool to find out how much you could be saving. Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,VMware,Cost,TCO,ROI


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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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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Australian customers using Hyper-V

Now that Hyper-V and SCVMM have officially launched (www.getvirtualnow.com) the case studies are coming in for Australian customers Click on this link to see a list of the Australian case studies for Hyper-V http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/search.aspx?Keywords=Hyper-V&CouTaxID=1326. Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,Australia,Case Studies


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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Hyper-V Release Candidate and remote management

There are two update packages for the Hyper-V Release Candidate. Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB949219) This package includes the following items: • The updated version of the Hyper-V Manager console and of the Virtual Machine Connection remote connection tool for x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 • The updated version of the Integration Services…


DPM explained

So in my earlier post today I talked about System Center Data Protection Manager also known as SCDPM 2007. The flash animation below explains how DPM can be used in a Dynamic Datacenter to backup  Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. When Microsoft releases Hyper-V later this year DPM 2007 will also be able to backup…