Windows Server 2008 RC1 with Hyper-V Beta is now available

Big news from my team today. Windows Server 2008 RC1 with Hyper-V Beta, the official name of what I’ve been previously referring to as Windows Server virtualization, has just gone live on Microsoft.com. The Beta has many improvements over the preview or CTP release – Jeff’s got more information of the details on our team…


Release Notes for Windows Server virtualization (Hyper-V) Preview Release are now available

Update: 26th June 2008. Hyper-V RTM is now available. This post refers to pre-release software for Hyper-V, formerly known as Windows Server virtualization. I missed this one going up on microsoft.com, but the release notes for our preview release of Windows Server virtualization are now available. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=98821 Cheers, John.


Boot from SCSI in Virtual Server vs. Boot from IDE in Windows Server virtualization (Hyper-V)

Update: 26th June 2008. Hyper-V RTM is now available. This post refers to pre-release software for Hyper-V, formerly known as Windows Server virtualization. However, there is no difference in the guidance provided in this post. Following on from my post last week, I had some good questions asking about the difference between the SCSI adapter…


Moving a Virtual Machine from Virtual Server to Hyper-V (formerly known as Windows Server virtualization)

Update: 26th June 2008. Hyper-V RTM is now available. This post refers to pre-release software for Hyper-V, formerly known as Windows Server virtualization. However, there is no difference in the guidance provided in this post. I had many questions emailed to me about Windows Server virtualization since we went live with our Technology Preview release…


Technet discussion forum for Hyper-V (Server virtualization)

Update 6/30/08. Windows Server virtualization is now Hyper-V, and it RTM’d on 6/26/08. The forum has also recently moved to http://forums.technet.microsoft.com/en/winserverhyperv/threads/ Cheers, John. Here’s a site I didn’t even know existed until yesterday evening – the Technet discussion forum for Server virtualization. http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=583&SiteID=17. A great place to discuss Virtual Server, Virtual PC, System Center Virtual…


Upcoming webcasts for Virtualization

Now that Windows Server 2008 RC0 with the preview release of Windows Server virtualization is available, a timely list of upcoming webcasts relating to virtualization. Virtualization and Windows Server 2008 http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032351359&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US 26th Sept 2007 11:30-13:00 PST The new Windows Server virtualization infrastructure is a core feature in the Windows Server 2008 operating system. In this…


Announcement: Windows Server virtualization “Preview” release is available.

Update June 2008. WSv is now known as Hyper-V and is available in RTM form (KB950050). The post below refers to pre-release software. Windows Server virtualization, (which I’ll generally refer to as WSv for short), is the Hypervisor-based Virtual Machine technology available as a role in Windows Server 2008. WSv will be available in RTM…


Do you know what Virtual Server hosts are running in your domain? Find out how.

Wow. Can’t believe it’s close to 3 months since posting – just shows how busy life can get sometimes. Anyway, I thought I’d share this script which will tell you how many domain-joined Virtual Server hosts are currently running in your organization. It takes advantage of the SCP (Service Connection Point) marker in Active Directory…


Where we’re headed with Virtualization

Mike Neil, GM for virtualization strategy at Microsoft has written an interesting blog post on the Windows Server team blog outlining where we’re heading with Virtualization at Microsoft. Take a read here. Cheers, John.