Which version of Hyper-V should I choose?

I’ve talked to a lot of partners about Hyper-V, and the same question always comes up.  Which version of Hyper-V should I choose?  We have a page that lays out the differences between the different versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Microsoft Hyper-V Server.  I’ve included the chart below, if you click on…

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Windows 7 Dual Boot works without Hardware Assisted Virtualization (HAV)

I received a question about one of my old screen casts, and I thought I should share it, and the answer, with you: Rob, I have viewed you video on dual boot xp and win 7 beta. My question is will the same procedure work with xp and the newly released windows 7? I had…

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Hyper-V Live Migration between Processor Generations

I’ve talked before about the fact that we cannot Live Migrate from an AMD CPU to an Intel CPU or vice-versa, but what about Live Migrating from an older Intel CPU to a newer Intel CPU?  I’m going to show you a Live Migration from a three year old Intel Xeon 5050 CPU to a…

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Hyper-V Server – How to setup a High Availability Cluster with just one copy of Windows Server 2008 Part II

This is the second part of setting up the Microsoft Hyper-V Server Cluster.  This time I will cover the remote management, shared storage, the failover cluster configuration and Live Migration between Hyper-V Servers.  Remember, you can download your free copy of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server here. If the Video Playback window does not appear below,…

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If you’re using the new Intel CPUs for Hyper-V, get this fix.

I’ve been honored to work in Intel lately on some of their technical trainings they present to their partners.  Part of these events involve ongoing training where Intel provides an afternoon of partner technical training that walks them through building out a newer generation server.  To me, the education I received just by hanging around…

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Live Migration doesn’t work (from an Intel to AMD CPU or AMD to Intel)

I’ve mentioned this before, but I wanted to show you the error you receive when you try to Live Migrate from an Intel CPU to an AMD CPU.     Of course, it isn’t any better if you try to Live Migrate from an AMD CPU to an Intel CPU.  Here’s that error message: As…

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Now, what am I going to do with this hardware?

As you saw from my earlier post, I’ve been loaned some new hardware and I have a plan for it as follows: I can now demonstrate a cluster larger than three servers.  In fact, I’ve already created a five node cluster and it’s pretty cool!  The only downside to my five node cluster is that…

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A Big Thank You to Dell, Crucial, and Intel!

I’ve spent a lot of time with Hyper-V.  I’ve put together a lot of blogs, screen casts and demonstrations of Hyper-V.  While Microsoft is a software company, Hyper-V and our products run on hardware.  I office from home and I’ve put together a pretty good lab, but it hasn’t been easy for me to keep…

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So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here! – In Summary

By now you’ve seen my multi-part series on Hyper-V.  I will keep this posting current so it can serve as a single list of all of my screen casts on Hyper-V and the supporting products. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 1. Configuring the BIOS for Hyper-V 2. Installing the Hyper-V Role 3. Setting up a…

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