WINDOWS SERVER 2012 HYPER-V SCALE FINAL

Yesterday during the official launch of Windows 2012 Server , we announced the final scalability details on Windows 2012 and Hyper-V 3.0. =========================================================================== Windows Server 2012 Standard/Datacenter Editions with Hyper-V Enabled ===========================================================================   Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012 Improvement Factor Logical Processors Per Host 64 320* 5x Physical Memory per Host 1 Terabyte…


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 7.0 Now Available

Get ready for Windows Server 2012 with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0. The latest version of the MAP Toolkit adds several new planning scenarios that help you build for the future with agility and focus while lowering the cost of delivering IT. Download MAP 7.0 and begin planning your server deployments today!…


Technet Windows Server 2012 Virtual Labs

under http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/hh968267.aspx you can find a lot of Virtual labs for: 1. Active Directory Deployment and Management Enhancements 2. Configuring a Highly Available iSCSI Target 3. Configuring Hyper-V over Highly Available SMB Storage 4. Getting Started with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replication 5. Implementing Storage Pools and Storage Spaces 6. Introduction to DirectAccess in Windows…


Microsoft Cloud Self Assessment Tool

You want to assess your IT capabilities with regards to Private Cloud Computing ? The “Microsoft Customer Assessment Tool for private cloud” is a free Online tool which helps to assess your Cloud Readiness based on your Priorities.  http://cloudassessmenttool.com/ The tool will provide with a final report that provides you: Assessment results of IT capabilities…


Comparison between Microsoft Private Cloud and VMware Private Cloud

Comparison from Microsoft point of view.   Happy to discuss different views & opinions   The table below lists Microsoft’s competitive advantages over VMware for private cloud solutions. Microsoft private cloud Strengths VMware Private Cloud Limitations Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Built-in virtualization with unlimited virtualization rights. Leverages familiarity with Windows. Best choice for virtualizing Microsoft workloads…


Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012 Beta is now available

  To learn more about VMST 2012, click here. To download the tool, click here. VMST 2012 streamlines the process of keeping your offline virtual machines, templates and VHDs up-to-date with the latest operating system and application updates, without introducing vulnerabilities into your IT infrastructure. VMST 2012 helps you effectively manage the workflow of updating…


Hyper-V Extensible Switch Video

  The following links showing short videos and explain Hyper-V Extensible Switch of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Extensible Switch, Part I – Introduction Hyper-V Extensible Switch, Part II – Understanding the Control Path Hyper-V Extensible Switch, Part III – The Ins and Outs of the Data Path for Capture and Filter…


OVER 1 MILLION IOPS FROM A SINGLE VM

TechEd Europe 2012 in Amsterdam. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V delivering over 1 million IOPs from a single virtual machine. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V delivering over 1 million IOPs from a single virtual machine   http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ch9Live/Channel-9-Live-at-Tech-Ed-North-America-2012/Straight-Talk-about-Hyper-V-and-Beyond-with-Jeff-Woolsey   Hardware Config: •Industry Standard 4 Socket Server    –80 Logical Processors (10 cores + SMT)    –256 GB of…


Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V – List of Supported Client OS

  http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh831531   Guest operating system (server) Notes Windows Server 2012 Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in. Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP 1) Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web editions. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine. Windows…