Guest clustering…

  Ever wondered what Microsoft supports when you run a guest OS in a cluster on VMware, Elden makes it all clear over on the clustering blog   Technorati Tags: VMware,fail-over clustering


MAP 5.0

Checkout the ‘How-to’ videos as well on this site: The new Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available for download!  MAP 5.0 is an agentless tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments. This Solution Accelerator performs an inventory…


Do you want Dynamic memory and RemoteFX?

…if you do then the beta of SP1 can be downloaded from here: as announced at the Partner conference in Washington DC, see the Windows Server blog for more details. Highlights of the two key features: Dynamic memory lets Hyper-V administrators pool available memory on a physical host and dynamically distribute it to any…


Private Cloud – SCVMM SSP v2.0

There have been a few names over the last few months for this technology, the final name is now Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 Links and more details can be found on the Virtualization portal Today customers can begin their journey to the private cloud by deploying the Microsoft products and technologies…


RDVH Capacity planning

A common ask has been for a Microsoft produced scalability paper for RDVH, now we have one… This document presents some preliminary guidance and data around capacity planning for RD Virtualization Host and should be regarded as an update to the “Remote Desktop Session Host Capacity Planning in Windows Server R2” document. As such, it…


Just be there

…you wont want to miss this   If you want to know more head over to        Technorati Tags: virtualisation


Network Configuration for Live Migration

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 This guide describes how to configure your network to use the live migration feature of Hyper-V™. It provides a detailed list of the networking configuration requirements for optimal performance and reliability. Here is the link: Many others can be found at: Technorati Tags: Hyper-V R2,Live Migration


How to install Windows from a USB drive

Windows 7 (and other OS’s can be installed in this manner); I’m sure you’ve seen one of the many posts on this before – this isn’t new, but I’m logging it here as I still get asked how to do this on a regular basis. Take a USB device and make a 32GB partition (use…


RDSHC planning doc

Not sure what RDSHC is, then take a look at the RDS Hosts Capacity Planning document Remote Desktop Session Host Capacity Planning in Windows Server 2008 R2 The Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) role service lets multiple concurrent users run Windows-based applications on a remote computer running Windows Server 2008 R2. This…