Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 includes a new capability called “Hyper-V Replica”. Hyper-V Replica allows administrators to replicate their virtual machines from a primary server/cluster to a replica server/cluster.  I have been asked many times , how much bandwidth we need for the Hyper-V replica. And I usually gave a typical consultant answer:  It depends…


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…

Comparison Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and VMware 5.0

Comparison from Microsoft point of view.   Happy to discuss different views & opinions 🙂   The below table shows the comparison between Windows 2012 Hyper-V RC  and VMware 5.0 Ent Plus Edition



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   Hardware Config: •Industry Standard 4 Socket Server    –80 Logical Processors (10 cores + SMT)    –256 GB of…

Windows Server 2012 – Hyper-V Extensible Switch – Cisco Nexus 1000V

Nexus 1000V and Native Hyper-V Switch Compatibility   Supported – Use of these features is supported in a Hyper-V deployment using the Nexus 1000V switch extension · Converged Network Architectures (CNA) – There is no particular interaction between converged NICs (e.g. UCS or HP blades) and the 1000V. If the NICs are presented to the…


Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V comparisons

  The following link provides a document comparing all Virtualization Features of Windows Server 2008 R2  with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate   And there is another great document which compares VMware 5.0 with Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate

Enabling Hyper-V on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Hyper-V on the Windows client is a feature that we were all waiting for. By default this feature is not enabled, so you will need to do the following steps in order to activate Hyper-V on Windows 8 Client. Before you start make sure that your machines supports Hardware Server Virtualization and that it has…


Hyper-V and VMware Technology and Terminology Comparison

In many cases we compare Hyper-V and VMware technologies. But do we always know that we compare apples with apples ?  The following table helps to map Microsoft Hyper-V technologies and  terminologies to VMware terminologies. Hyper-V VMware Parent Partition Service Console VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk) Failover Clustering VMware HA (High Availability)…


Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server “8” Beta. This Hyper-V poster focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility (live migration), storage, failover clustering, and scalability. You can find previously published posters here: • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 Hyper-V Component Architecture • Windows Server 2008…


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