Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Failover Clustering Options

There are many ways to implement Windows Server Failover Clustering with Hyper-V. I could actually find five unique methods to do it. Some of them will actually not give you a fully fault-tolerant solution, but most of them actually make sense in specific scenarios (even if only for demonstrations). In any case, just trying to…

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SNW Demo: Windows Server 2008 Core, Hyper-V and Failover Clustering – with screenshots

I spent last week in Orlando, Florida, working at the Microsoft booth in the Storage Networking World. I delivered one of the demos there and my demo included the following technologies: Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 iSCSI Software Target Windows Server 2008 Core Install Windows Server 2008 iSCSI Initiator Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Windows Server 2008…

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SNW Demo: Windows Server 2008 Core, Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

I will be working at the Microsoft booth in the Storage Networking World next week in Orlando, Florida. I will deliver one of the demos there and my demo includes the following technologies: Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 iSCSI Software Target Windows Server 2008 Core Install Windows Server 2008 iSCSI Initiator Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Windows…

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More on Storage Options for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, you can expose storage to a Hyper-V guest in many different ways. After getting some feedback to that initial post, there are two frequent comments that I wanted to address. You can boot a Hyper-V guest from an iSCSI LUN I wanted to highlight that you can…

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Storage options for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008’s Hyper-V has been in public beta for a while now and lots of people have been experimenting with it. One aspect that I am focusing on is storage for those virtualized environments and more specifically the options related to SAN storage. Virtualization terminology Before we start, I wanted to define some terms…

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Installing Hyper-V on my HP notebook

I finally took the time to install Windows Server 2008 and the Hyper-V beta on one of my two notebooks.One important step was to confirm that it would support the required CPU technologies.As you probably know, Hyper-V requires a 64-bit (x64) CPU with hardware-assisted virtualization (Intel VT or AMD-V). First, I needed to confirm exactly…