Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Book Available Now

Greetings,  I am pleased to annouce the availability of Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.  The book is available for purchase on Amazon.  Authors Michael Michael and Hector Linares both work on the SCVMM product team and many of you are already familiar with their blogs that offer great advice and tips on using SCVMM.   We are so pleased that they found… Read more

TechNet Webcast: Building a Private Cloud with the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises

You can build the foundation for a private cloud infrastructure on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 using the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises (availability scheduled in the first half of 2010). This free, partner-extensible toolkit provides an architectural road map, deployment guidance, best practices, and… Read more

Directions for using the SCVMM MPS Reporting tool

I noticed this weekend that the directions for the SCVMM MPS Reports utility are incomplete. The only instructions that come with the utility are the ones on the download site that tell you how to download and run the tool: INSTALLING THE MPS REPORTING TOOL ================================= >>>To install the MPS Reporting Tool 1. Download the… Read more

What does ‘over-committed’ status really mean?

One of the top questions that I keep hearing from our customers is to explain the ‘over-committed’ status and why we sometimes display this status. An example of when this status might be displayed is when attempting to migrate a VM to a particular host, depending on what is already on the destination the ‘over-committed’… Read more

Updated! Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology

Just an FYI that the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology has been updated to include coverage of Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).  This guide walks the reader through the process of selecting the right virtualization technology for each workload—in five steps… Read more