Webcast: Managing the Virtualized Test and Development Environment (1-23-2009)

Thank you for attending the 3rd part of the webcast series and thank you to Keith Combs for all of his help with questions!  You had a lot of great questions here is are the answers.  My teammates are presenting several other parts but I will see you again at part 10 on 02/13/2009, TechNet Webcast: Using Presentation Virtualization.


Question: Which version of Vista, can I use the Hyper-V to install SuseLinux?
Answer: Hyper-V is a Windows Server 2008 role only.

Question: I am currently running Enterprise Server as my development desktop in order to have access to 64 bit Hyper-V test machines. Is there any way to enable hyper-V in 64 bit VISTA or 64 bit Windows 7 to get a 64 bit test and development environment?
Answer: No, and I do not know if that is something that is going to be planned in the future.

Question: After I have created dozens of Hyper-V guest test machines is there a spreadsheet or check list I should use to inventory what I have done to see if I am in compliance with the licensing requirements?
Answer: Unfortunately there is not a tool to help you with that I would recommend take a look here for more licensing info: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/licensing.asp

Question: How can I find out what version of Hyper-V I'm running and how do I update to the latest version?
Answer: The latest version is the RTW version. See http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6F69D661-5B91-4E5E-A6C0-210E629E1C42&displaylang=en

Question: we are wondering about doing a p2v with one of our volumes are 150 gig of user data. is it better to move data to another volume first then p2v or p2v then move data and shrink vdmk?
Answer: I don't know the correct answer and would defer it to some of the planning and deployment guides at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-technical-resources.aspx

Question: Where can I find registry settings to register vss and backup?
Answer: Take a look here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/958662

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