System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 Available Now!

SCVMM Team has announce today the availability of SP1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. This open the support Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with Hyper-V and Failover Clustering especially to manage following features: Dynamic Memory: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V supports Dynamic Memory enabling customers to better utilize the memory resources of…


Hyper-V Failover Cluster–Step-by-Step Guide Rolling Upgrade SP1

With SP1 for Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 7 there are great benefits – which I personally think is a must for test/lab/prod environments – included like RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory.In this blog post I would like to show an step-by-step guide for doing an rolling upgrade within your failover cluster. Failover Clustering generally has…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1–RTM!

Finally Microsoft Server Team has announced SP1 RTM for Windows 2008 R2 which does also include Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 will Release to Manufacturing (RTM) today. On February 16, both will be available to current customers of the Windows Volume Licensing program, as well as subscribers to…


RemoteFX and Hyper-V–How can I verify if “SLAT” is working?

SLAT (Second Level Address Translation) is going to be more and more important since VDI and Remote FX scenarios with SP1. Before SP1, SLAT is an supported feature from Hyper-V and recommended in memory intensive workloads (a.e. Terminal Server). Currently there is no place how you can easy identify the capability of SLAT from your…


Common Cluster Property – ShutdownTimeoutInMinutes

When you initiate an shutdown on a failover cluster node the cluster service issues an offline/failover of the owned cluster groups. in case of virtual machines it would initiate an quick migration to next configured node.The timeout values can be controlled in R2 clusters: This property is also exposed as the ShutdownTimeoutInMinutes property of the…


Microsoft TechDay Online–Webcast und Expertenchat

Microsoft veranstaltet zwischen dem 21.02.- und 23.02.2011 die Techdays Online welche Themengebiete wie z.b. Hochverfügbarkeit, Virtualisierung, Cloud Management beinhalten wird. Dabei werden wirkliche sehr interessante Webcast zur Verfügung stehen. “Der Microsoft TechDay bietet seit annähernd 3 Jahren geballtes Wissen rund um die neuesten Microsoft-Technologien. Egal ob Sie IT-Führungskraft, technischer Entscheider oder Administrator sind – bei…


Microsoft Windows Failover Cluster–VM Failover Policies

I’m very often asked or have seen confusion around the configuration option’s and possibilities for an “load balancing control mechanism” for highly available virtual machines within a failover cluster environment. a.e. which VMs should run “preferred” (-> preferred owner) on dedicated node(s) or at the other side you want to control which VMs should never…

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SCVMM 2008 R2–Rollup Package

If you are installing an fresh SCVMM R2 installation also check out the following rollup packages which resolves several issues. If you have enabled windows update and have already fully updated your server after your SCVMM installation, then you can “ignore” this articles as they should be already installed Otherwise the list of issues that…