See Chris Henley Live at TechNet Events this November. “Hyper V- Virtualization for the Cloud”, and “Private Cloud 201.”

During the month of November we will be hosting TechNet Events in the western part of the United States the content is focused squarely on the technologies that will be used to make up “The Private Cloud.”  I would love to meet you in person at one of the events in Northern California, Denver Colorado,…

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Windows 8 : Creating a Virtual Switch in Hyper-V Using a Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network Adapter Card

I am very excited for Windows 8!  Last Wednesday Steven Sinofsky wrote a post entitled “Bringing Hyper-V to “Windows 8””  It is a must read for the IT Professionals of the world.  In this post we talk about how we will support virtualization on the Windows “client” OS.  Steven Sinofsky Steven addresses the desire to…

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How to Build a Private Cloud (Part1)

In June I did a 4 part series on how to build a private cloud.  In the sessions I talked all about the rules and tools you would use to build a private cloud using Microsoft Products.  Those sessions were recorded and can now be brought to you through this blog.  Here is part1.  In…

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Video: Virtualization 101 Part 3 of 4

In this session we discuss in detail Microsoft’s True Type 1 hypervisor called Hyper-V.  We will demonstrate the basic operational capacity of A Hyper-V server and discuss the benefits and drawbacks to the different types of Hyper-V installs.  We will show you how to configure Virtual Machines as well as discuss the basics of import,…

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Installing Windows Home Server 2011 RC as a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

Windows Home Server might be the coolest IT product that Microsoft makes for the consumer marketplace.  For those of you that have not used Home Server it’s time to go and get yourself a copy.  Now is a particularly good time to get involved with Home Server because the product team is in the process…

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Hyper-V: Microkernelized or Monolithic

Type 2 Hypervisors (Virtual PC, VMware workstation, Virtual Server 2005R2 etc.) all have one thing in common.  They all have 2 Hardware abstraction Layers (HALs,) which means in a nutshell that they are useless for any kind of infrastructure workload.  When I say infrastructure workload what I mean is any server workload that has a…

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