The Free Way To Create a Hyper-V and Virtualization Lab Environment–Step-By-Step–Cloud Foundation

In a prior post, Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More, I shared a massive amount of information on where you can get great and FREE training on Microsoft products.  I would like to expand on that by…

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Management and Deployment 2011 Firestarter – TechNet Events – Resources

Keynote – Stop putting out fires: Proactive IT infrastructure management Do you feel like you’re always in crisis mode? Do you want to learn what it takes to become a proactive and rationalized IT shop? Are you ready for the cloud? In this session, we will address these issues and more as we explore the…


Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1

I am walking through the installation of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 on a new server that I just setup in my demo environment.  Hope this is helpful.  First lets look at the system requirements.  If you want to setup your environment with multiple servers or you want to do a custom install you can find…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1- Did You Know You Could Do This

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 is available for download using your MSDN or TechNet Subscription or from http://Connect.Microsoft.com.  You can also download a trial from http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/virtual-machine-manager/vmm-try-it.aspx# Notice you can download the 2012 BETA if you like also.  I hope to checkout 2012 Beta in the next few days and do a blog…


MMS 2011 Keynote (Day 1 and Day 2 Keynote Video Recording)

  For those not lucky enough to go to MMS this year, you can get access to the keynote presentations here.  If you want much more information about System Center make sure you attend one of our TechNet Events on Management and Deployment. Keynote Day 1:   Keynote Day 2:


Hot Add Storage to Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Guest Using SCVMM

  In this short video we take a quick look at System Center Virtual Machine Manager Interface then we walk through the process of adding (and then removing) a SCSI disk to a running domain controller which is a guest running on a Hyper-V Machine while the DC if running.   In a nutshell, the…


Microsoft Changes Our World Through Innovation

Don’t miss the video at the bottom.  It shows a bit of vision for the future Microsoft has and continues to change our world. Microsoft has been innovating for their entire life. Shall we see what the future might hold? Let’s do that but first we need to look at how we got to where…

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Hyper-V Security 101 – Virtualization Administration Delegation of Hyper-V and SCVMM

When running Hyper-V you do not need to be at the console to manage your virtualization platform.  In fact, it is strongly recommended that you delegate these rights.  If you let someone login to a server with administrative permissions they basically have the “keys to the kingdom”.  We do not usually want to do this. …


Mother Nature Not Cooperating For Waltham TechNet Virtualization Tour – You Can Catch The Content Online Next Week If You Prefer

Yung and I are at the Waltham office and ready to roll but if you cannot make it, we have some other options for you… 🙂 You can catch the same content online as a webcast presented by Thrive tomorrow or in an Online stream on the 14th. ThriveLive! Online IT Professional Virtualization Tour Join our…


iSCSI SAN for VERY Easy Storage Virtualization – All About Storage From Virtualization Group Boston

A quick update on Virtualization Group Boston’s, “All About Storage” event. Thanks to our Community Sponsors: PerfectDisk, and StarWind Software. We had a great turnout with strong presentations from two big names in the industry, StarWind Software and PerfectDisk (Raxco Software).  One of the topics we discussed and I wanted to explore more is iSCSI…

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Virtualization Deep Dive Day – All Day Virtual Server and other Technology Training – Feb 20 2009

Most up to date information on event can be found on the Virtualization Group Website Virtualization Deep Dive Day – Feb 20th 2009 Location: Microsoft Corporation 201 Jones Rd. Sixth Floor – MPR A,B,C Waltham, MA 02451 Directions & Map link Attendee Register HERE! Deep Dive on Virtualization Technology – Primary Focus on Server Virtualization…

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Virtualization Webcast for All IT Pros – Online Training – What You Need To Know About The Hottest Virtualization Topics

Our team of IT Pro Evangelists including: Kevin Remde, Matt Hester, Chris Avis, Chris Henley, and Yung Chou is getting ready to start delivering a 20-part webcast series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions on January 14, 2009. The objectives of this series are not only to help you develop technical depth on various virtualization solutions with…

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Migrating Windows Server 2003 R2 Virtual Guest from Virtual Server 2005 R2 to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 or Hyper-V Server Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager

There are several things you must consider before migrating a machine from Virtual Server 2005 to a Hyper-V Host.  I thought I would make a post giving the quick list of how to do this so you do not miss any steps. These steps will produce a very clean machine on your destination host and…

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Windows Connections 2008 Decks

Thanks to all those that attended the Las Vegas Windows Connections this week.  Here are my decks. WMS02 – Deploying Hyper-V Best Practices WMS03 – Managing WSUS 3.0 WMS06 – Tech Intro to DPM NOTE: WMS07 – Hyper-V Security and Best Practices is not included in this post.  See other post for that deck See…

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All About Virtualization … Microsoft Virtualization Launch

The official Microsoft Virtualization Launch is here.  Plenty of training Partner Pavilion Hand-0n Labs Ask the Experts    7:30am – 8:30am  Registration & Snack Pack Pick-up  Snack Pack Pick-up 8:30am – 9:00am  Welcome  9:00am – 10:15am  Session I: Server Virtualization and Management  10:15am – 10:25am  Break  10:25am -11:40am  Session II: How Microsoft Builds Dynamic Data Centers …

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