Hyper-V: Virtual Machine Bus cannot find enough resources

A few weeks ago my colleague installed Hyper-V onto her laptop and she copied one of her Virtual Machines onto this server. When she booted the server there where some issues with the virtual machine, the main issue was that the vmbus technology was not available. After a bit of troubleshooting I find out where…


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta!

Many of our customers do not know what computers are in their IT environment or what applications have been deployed.  The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 Beta makes it easier for customers and partners to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in their IT environment. MAP also makes specific and…


Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition evaluation VHD’s

Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Enterprise Edition and Server Core Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images are now available for Hyper-V and Virtual Server Download the Hyper-V VHD’s from here Download the Virtual Server VHD’s from here Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,Virtual Server,Windows Server 2008,Virtualization


Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta Part II

In the first part of this blogpost I’ve explained how you can install and what to expect during the installation of the server components of SCVMM 2008 Beta. Now we are going through the Console installation ( not much to go through though) and I’ll show how to add a Hyper-V host to SCVMM both…


Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta Part I

As I mentioned in me previous post System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 Beta is available for download and as a coincidence (believe it or not but it’s true) I installed the bits today to test this new management tool. The installation process of SCVMM is very straightforward during the setup you have 4…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta available

It has been announced at MMS conference during Bob Muglia his keynote System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta is publicly available at the connect site. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 enables customers to configure and deploy new virtual machines and to centrally manage their virtualized infrastructure, whether running on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V,…


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator

Assess Infrastructure Readiness for OS Migration and Virtualization with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator! No IT project can be successful unless the specific network environment is well understood.  To help IT professionals and Microsoft Partners solve common migration issues and assist them in planning their virtualization efforts, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is…


Notes From the Field: Virtualization Strategy @ the customer

Last week I gave a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 session for a Belgian partner and I had the opportunity to talk to some of the IT Pro’s who attended my session and here is an excerpt of a mail I received from one of those IT Professionals who relies on our Technology to…


Hyper-V Network Switch

Hyper-V is changing the way networking works if you compare it to Virtual Server. Today I was reconfiguring my Hyper-V server and suddenly I’ve lost my RDP connection. Why did I lost my connection to the server? Well I was reconfiguring the networking settings and I wanted to add a network adapter to all my…


Notes From the field: Virtualization, Data Protection Manager and Operations Manager

As promised I’m writing another post about what feedback I receive from our IT Pro’s in the IT Pro Momentum Program. Hyper-V: Installing W2K8 and Hyper-V was very easy.  We’re heavily using Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and Virtual Machine Manager, and there’s virtually no learning curve in moving to the new version.  Testing of…