Want help setting up Hyper-V for High Availability?

I have a series of screen casts (here) that talk about setting up Hyper-V, but I wanted to let you know that we just released a new Hyper-V: Live Migration Network Configuration Guide here.  I wish I would have had this when I was building out my demos.  This guide does a good job of…


Part 12 – SCVMM 2008 R2 and the Power of Templates

As you’ve read, I’ve been using SCVMM for a while and I still learn new things about it.  I mentioned templates in my first screen cast and told you that I would talk more about them, so here they are.  Templates let you create a standard virtual machine image and store it in your SCVMM…


Part 5 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Setting up a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Cluster I spent some time in one of our Microsoft Technology Centers and was able to setup a Hyper-V cluster on some pretty impressive hardware.  I had access to a Domain Controller and three servers that were running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition.  They are as follows: 3…


Part 3 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Setting up a Virtual Machine Network I’ve already created one screencast to talk about setting up a Virtual Machine on Hyper-V here, so I’m going to spend this session on Hyper-V networking.  There have been a lot of questions around the networking in Hyper-V and I’m going to talk time to walk through the Internal…


Part 2 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Installing the Hyper-V Role This is part 2 of our discussion on setting up the Hyper-V role on your Server 2008 server.  Keep in mind that Hyper-V shipped after after Server 2008 RTM’d, so you need to install the Hyper-V RTM update.  I recommend you let Windows Update bring your server up to date on…


Part 1 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Configuring the BIOS for Hyper-V How many times have you said “I’d love to learn how to use Hyper-V, but where do I start?”  Start here!  I’ve started a series on Hyper-V that begins with how to configure your server, and then moves step by step all the way through how you can setup a…


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…


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,…