Hyper-V and it’s ecosystem

I’m sure you’ve seen many post on Hyper-V in the past few days…I’ve also noticed a few posts related to technology that supports (or will support Hyper-V): Virtual Server to Hyper-V tool MAP3.1 DPM 2007   Anyone spotted others?   Mark also pulled together a list of Hyper-V videos.   Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,virtualization,MAP,DPM

Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Beta has been updated

I’m sure you’ve already subscribed, if not….   System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008; System Center Operations Manager 2007; Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 We are pleased to announce that the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Beta has been updated! We have added the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, System Center Operations Manager 2007,…


TechNet Webcast: Managing Hyper-V Virtual Machines with WMI and Windows

TechNet Webcast: Managing Hyper-V Virtual Machines with WMI and Windows PowerShell (Level 300) Event ID: 1032381324 Wednesday, July 02, 2008 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Event Overview Before the beta release of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, there was only one option for automating management of Hyper-V virtual machines—Windows Management Instrumentation…

MAP 3.1 beta with Hyper-V support

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (or MAP) is the next-generation version of the agent-less assessment platform from Microsoft. In this new version, MAP has expanded its capabilities into assessment areas of Hyper-V server virtualization, desktop security, and SQL 2008 migration.  In summary, MAP 3.1 assessment areas now include: •            Server Migration Reports and Proposals…

SCVMM 2008 beta (Update for Hyper-V RC1)

If you go to https://connect.microsoft.com the update that allows SCVMM to work with Hyper-V RC1 is now available   Update for SCVMM 2008 Beta – (You can access this from the downloads page).Install this update to enable Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta (VMM) to function with Release Candidate 1 (RC1) to the Hyper-V role. After…


Do you need a MAP?

The answer is yes! More details here The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team has just released the third-generation of the agent-less infrastructure assessment platform called Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator 3.0 (or simply MAP).  Through the use of remote WMI calls and secure inventory engines, the MAP tool enables you to quickly inventory a wide…

DPM explained in flash

DPM 2007 and  Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 backups explained here: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/dpm/flash/virtualization/index.html   Technorati Tags: scvmm,virtual server,dpm

Hyper-V WMI interfaces are now available

Good news this morning…. The virtualization team is pleased to announce the public beta release of the Hyper-V WMI interfaces. Hyper-V WMI APIs. Hyper-V uses WMI APIs (similar to the Virtual Server COM API) to create, manage, monitor, configure virtual resources. We expect the Hyper-V WMI APIs to be used widely in a variety of…


Hyper-V beta is now available

No doubt you’ve already seen this announcement, being keen all things virtualization people…   http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/12/12/Yes_2C00_-Virginia_2C00_-there-is-a-Hyper_2D00_V-beta.aspx   http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2007/12/13/happy-holidays-windows-server-2008-hyper-v-beta-now-available.aspx There are even a few videos to watch if you click on the second link whilst you download the beta.   Happy viewing and beta! Clive   Technorati tags: virtualization, hyper-V


Going Virtually Green

Dugie kindly pushed out some great stats last week (which I forgot to blog about at the time…it’s been a busy two weeks!).  Anyway if you want to take a look at some numbers Microsoft IT made available, Andrew’s post has them.  I hope we get the numbers in watts soon!   Technorati tags: virtualization,…