We are pleased to announce the release of the new Linux 3.1 Integration Services and support for the following Linux distributions as supported guests within Hyper-V: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (x86 & x64) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (x86 & x64) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (x86 & x64) CentOS Linux 6.x (x86 &…


Enhanced Virtualization Support for Exchange 2010

We just released the post for the enhanced virtualization support for Exchange 2010 which include UM and running DAG over Hyper-V cluster with live migration enabled. Read the post Here



Copied from the Virtualization blog One common refrain we hear from you is that you appreciate the fact we’re driving down the costs of virtualization and adding more and more capabilities in the box such as Live Migration (LM) and High Availability (HA). We’re happy to do it and we’re just getting started. 🙂 To…


Consolidating and virtualizing SQL Server using Hyper-V

Use server virtualization to consolidate Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 database servers to reduce hardware, software, and operational costs. You can ensure business continuity at low cost and further enhance application availability and create an agile virtualization solution that reduces deployment time and lets you adapt your database infrastructure to changes in hardware utilization quickly…


Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture (with Service Pack 1)

This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. It focuses on architecture, snapshots, live migration, virtual networking, storage, RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. You can use this poster in conjunction with the previously published Windows Server 2008 Hyper-v Component Architecture, Windows Server 2008 and Windows…


Considerations for deploying Windows 2008 R2 SP1 on Hyper-V servers

If you are using Hyper-V on computers on which you want to install this service pack, you should be aware of the following considerations: You can import and export virtual machines freely between virtualization servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 as long as neither Microsoft RemoteFX nor Dynamic…


Hyper-V Private Cloud

Microsoft just unveiled Hyper-V Cloud, a set of programs and offerings that makes it easier for businesses to build their own private cloud infrastructures using the Windows Server platform. Dell Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., HP, IBM Corp. and NEC Corp. have already signed on as Hyper-V Cloud partners, and will be working with Microsoft…


Managing Virtual Switches and Networks Across Hyper-V Hosts

Very interesting article about managing virtual switches and centrally configuring them across all hosts on DavidZ blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/davidzi/archive/2010/09/09/managing-virtual-switches-and-networks-across-hyper-v-hosts.aspx From his article “Managing virtual switches should be done from a central point and the configuration should be automatically distributed to the host operating system in such a way as to eliminate the need for a separate…