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Managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine (VM) activations running on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Virtualization Host…Solution: AVMA (Automatic Virtual Machine Activation)!!!

Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 R2 in October of last year. And ever since release it has been our flagship datacenter operating system, also known as Cloud OS. Like many of you I use Windows Server 2012 R2 for building virtual infrastructure. A lot of times we want to test certain scenarios and we often… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Hyper-V Mini-Posters

Get the all new Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture posters. Provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 and focuses on Generation 2 virtual machines, Hyper-V with virtual hard disk sharing, online virtual hard disk resizing, storage quality-of-service, enhanced session mode, live migration, Hyper-V failover clustering, and… Read more

Microsoft Windows Server: Virtualize Enterprise Applications Guidance

Many customers begin their virtualization journeys’ by virtualizing the low intensity, less critical workloads, such as File & Print Servers, or Web Servers, but as customer confidence in virtualization grows, customers need to understand the impact of virtualization, from a performance, scalability and reliability perspective, on their more mission-critical, tier 1 and tier 2 applications… Read more

Webcast: Nexus 1000V for Hyper-V with Microsoft SCVMM integration

Using or looking at Hyper-V for your workloads? Learn how the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual access/distributed switch can help simplify your Hyper-V virtual environment through a non-disruptive operational model, policy based provisioning, and a strong services ecosystem. You will learn about the Cisco Nexus 1000V architecture, how it integrates with Microsoft’s System Center Virtual Machine… Read more

Microsoft Connect: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Beta now available!

We are very excited to welcome you to the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Beta Program and appreciate your interest and participation in the program. Click here to download the solution accelerator. If you have additional questions or feedback about the solution accelerator, please send an email to MVMCDISC@microsoft.com. You can also visit the MVMC TechNet… Read more

Windows Server 2012: Convert VHD to VHDX using Hyper-V Manager

As you are all aware Hyper-V is Microsoft’s Virtualization platform and we use VHD as the file format for installing operating systems. VHD stands for Virtual Hard Disk. Windows Server 2012 features new file format known as VHDX. You can read more about it over here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831446.aspx  As enterprise workloads for virtual environments grow in… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server “8” Beta. This Hyper-V poster focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility (live migration), storage, failover clustering, and scalability. You can find previously published posters here: • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 Hyper-V Component Architecture • Windows Server 2008… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Linux Integration Services Version v3.2 for Hyper-V Now Released

A set of drivers that enable synthetic device support in supported Linux virtual machines under Hyper-V. Overview When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide. Driver support: Linux Integration Services supports the network controller and the IDE and SCSI storage controllers that were developed specifically for Hyper-V…. Read more

Clustering & HA Training for Hyper-V & Private Cloud – Public & Free

Next Tuesday, December 6th from 8am-11am PST, we are offering a free training: Failover Clustering with Hyper-V: Designing a Highly-Available Infrastructure for the Private Cloud Registration is free of charge! Date and time: December 6, 2011 | 8am-11am PDT | Live online training Session Details Join Symon Perriman (Technical Evangelist for Private Cloud) and Elden… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Why Hyper-V for VDI whitepaper

This whitepaper demonstrates why organizations should choose Microsoft® Hyper-V™ as their hypervisor when designing and implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution. Choosing a hypervisor for deploying a VDI solution involves a number of important considerations, each of which can be fulfilled by using Microsoft’s Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 hypervisor-based virtualization technology. When implemented together… Read more