Impressive Virtualization Case Study : 85% virtualized, 30:1 VM density

Impressive virtualization case study from Kroll Factual Data. Some highlights: ·         Able to develop, test and deploy new products within three days. ·         A datacenter which has the ability to deploy additional computing resources in less than 15 minutes. ·         A datacenter that is 85 percent virtualized. ·         Consolidated its physical server holdings from 650 systems to…

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How Can Virtualization Help Green IT

Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental and business benefits of adopting a Green IT environment. This interactive presentation highlights how virtualization facilitates a Green IT environment. It describes the Hyper-V server role and the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) tool, which help create and support a virtualized infrastructure in Windows Server 2008. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/_silverlight/learningsnacks/ws08/snack07/Default.html…

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Free Terminal Services Online Course

This online course provides IT Professionals the knowledge to implement and manage Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008. Topics covered in the clinic include: ·         Implementation of Terminal Services ·         Working with Terminal Services RemoteApp, Terminal Services Web Access, Terminal Services Gateway, Terminal Services Session Broker, and Terminal Services Licensing   Exploring Terminal Services in…

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Free Virtual Machine Management Online Course

This online course provides IT Professionals the knowledge to implement and manage Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Topics covered in the clinic include: ·         Features and functionalities of VMM ·         Implementation and management of VMM ·         Management of VMM library ·         Management of hosts by using VMM ·         Implementation of virtual machine Self-Services…

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Free Application Virtualization Online Course

This online course provides IT Professionals the knowledge to implement and manage Microsoft Application Virtualization. Topics covered in the clinic include: ·         Features and functionalities of Application Virtualization ·         Deployment and maintenance of Application Virtualization ·         Management of Application Virtualization by using the Application Virtualization Management console   Exploring Microsoft Application Virtualization  

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Free Hyper-V Virtualization Online Course

This 2-hour online course provides IT Professionals the knowledge to implement and manage Hyper-V in an IT environment. Topics covered in the course include: ·         Features of Hyper-V ·         Features of server consolidation ·         Hyper-V implementation ·         Creation of virtual machines ·         Dynamic datacenters ·         Clustering in virtual environments   Introducing Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008  

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Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. Each guide leads the reader through critical infrastructure design decisions, in the appropriate…

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Sample Application Virtualization Assessment

Attached is a sample report produced using the MAPS toolkit. The Application Virtualization Assessment report identifies the applications and computers within your environment that are capable of supporting a Microsoft Application Virtualization environment. The assessment and recommendations are based on Microsoft Application Virtualization version 4.5.

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Free Environment Assessment Toolkit

For my desktop deployment projects i recommend to use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit that will find computers on a network and perform a detailed inventory of the computers using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), the Remote Registry Service, or the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The data and analysis provided by this toolkit can will…

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Linux Integration Components for Hyper-V

When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide. Driver support for synthetic devices: The Linux integration components include support for both the synthetic network controller and synthetic storage controller that have been developed specifically for Hyper-V. These components take advantage of the new high-speed bus, VMBus, which…

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