Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 is available for download! P2V support added!

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 is available for download here! Convert physical servers, virtual machines(VMware to Hyper-V or Azure), Windows and Linux! Per the official download page: "Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts…

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New IT Pro Camps Coming to Charlotte, Raleigh, and Atlanta, sign up today!

Join us at this free, one-day technical workshop on Microsoft Virtualization for VMware IT professionals. Experienced Technical Evangelists will guide you through key scenarios and cover equivalent technologies from Microsoft and VMware. Complete all the hands-on labs and you’ll walk away ready to build your own lab environment for further evaluation and testing. This event…

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Build Your Private Cloud: Installing Virtual Machine Manager–Step by Step

Our series is in full swing and now its time to walk through the installation of System Center 2012 VMM to begin managing our VMware, Hyper-V, and Xen hosts, virtual machines, and templates.  Assuming you have Server 2012 installed already, plenty of disk space and at least 4GB of ram, your first step is to…

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Hyper-V "Datastores" - Wait we dont need no stinkin' datastores!

Virtualization Experts Series – Part 4 arrives today.   I originally wrote this article in answer to many requests during my Pro Camp events, but felt it needed added to our series this month. During my Pro Camp events I often get asked about Hyper-V “Datastores,” in that VMware administrators want to know how to access them,…

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Replication with Hyper-V Replica - Part I - Replication Considerations Made Easy Step-By-Step

Overview: Disaster recovery scenarios, simple site-to-site replication, or the Prod-to-Dev refresh scenario are generally what drive IT administrators to look into virtual machine replication.  We want to build our environments so that in the event something happens in our primary data center, our critical machines and data will be up and running somewhere else.  Our…

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Powershell Saturday Event in Atlanta October 27th. Come learn Powershell with us!

PowerShell Saturday #003 will bring together devops, IT professionals, DBAs, and developers from Atlanta and the surrounding areas for a full day of intense learning and fun on October 27, 2012. With fifteen sessions covering a milieu of topics like Windows 8, Exchange, SQL Server, and of course PowerShell, this event offers a unique opportunity…

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How does HyperV compare to vSphere?

I get asked a lot, how does the new HyperV compare to vSphere especially since VMworld just ended.  Well now we have a document that provides spec by spec comparisons of vSphere and HyperV.  This doc is up to date with all of the announcements made in the past two weeks on both Windows Server…

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