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…


How do I change the Disk Witness in Quorum

I received the following question: Hi, I have been following your video on setting up Hyper-V server with the Equallogic SAN which we have. It has been really helpful however I am having a problem getting the CSV to work. After creating the cluster the disk we are planning to use is only shown in…

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Part 11 – An Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

I wanted to continue my discussion on Hyper-V so I decided to show you some of the additional tools that will help with your Hyper-V deployments.  First up is my overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM R2).  This session is one part of a series of screen casts around Hyper-V, you…


Part 10 – So You Want to Get Started with Hyper-V? Start here! – Live Migration

So I’ve finally done it!  Here’s a short screen cast on Live Migration.  This one is only 5 minutes, so I won’t keep you too long, but you’ll be able to see it in action!  I recorded this session at the Irvine, CA MTC (Microsoft Technology Center) on their Dell Servers and the Equalogic SAN. …


Part 7 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

A look at Quick Migration Now that we have our cluster set up, let’s take a look at how we can move a virtual machine from one host to another.  In the current version of Hyper-V, if you want to move a virtual machine from one host to another while it’s running, we use quick…


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

Placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Cluster This screencast discusses the do’s and don’ts of adding virtual machines to a Hyper-V cluster.  Just because you create a virtual machine on a host machine that is also part of a Hyper-V cluster does not mean that the virtual machine will be highly available.  You need to…


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…