Hyper-V How To: Plan Performance

Customers often ask “Given a hardware load-out X, how many Ys can I get/run/host?” The frustrating answer always starts with “…it depends…”. We caveat this way not because we want to frustrate, but because it is true. Many teams will go on to say “We have tested the following in our labs and gotten the…


Duck, Duck, Goose: Can Non_Humans Participate in Community?

There’s an interesting experiment in community just started over at TechNet/MSDN called the Community Machine Translation Pilot. The first member of the community is the machine translation (MT) service (thanks Microsoft research!). The MT service (not HAL 9000, I just like the image as a referent to a non_human team member)  takes an article, for…


Hyper-V How To: Fix Hyper-V Top Issue – Unknown Devices

Update 11_20_09: Not everyone will need to reinstall the Guest OS, if you are confident the OS in your VM is supported (probably most of you) , skip to install integration services.  Also, because we have more than 1 releases version of Hyper-V now, it is possible for the integration services on the VM to…


Hyper-V TV: Import/Export in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

We’ve published a new video on import/export in Hyper-V R2 on MSN Showcase (which has changed it’s URL and redirect, so, kinda hard to find if you go to the old URL video.msn.com). There’s much more detail in the blog posts series Soumya wrote:   Hyper-V R2 Import/Export – Part 1 – The Case for…


What Makes a Good IT Pro Video?

My team is investigating the use of video as a content type for IT Pros. We are compiling best practices and tips/tricks for creating this kind of content, but we need your feedback. Thoughts/comments? DO Have some lighting. It should be good enough to distinguish what’s important (for example, a person’s face if they are…


Using ConfigMgr to install software updates in an offline (disconnected/isolated) environment

Aaron Czechowski’s blog: ConfigMgr Software Updates on an Isolated Network Jeff Gilbert’s blog: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgilbert/archive/2008/10/19/synchronizing-non-internet-connected-software-update-points.aspx http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgilbert/archive/2008/10/28/getting-required-updates-on-non-internet-connected-sups-part-1.aspx http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgilbert/archive/2008/10/29/getting-required-updates-on-non-internet-connected-sups-part-2.aspx


Free-as-in-beer VHD Test Drive Updates

The Appliance Test Drive — VHD Test Drive Program page has some updates: Including a link to the free Microsoft Windows 7 90-Day Eval VHD and the Run IT on a Virtual Hard Disk – Test Drive Program, where you can download Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise This download lets you evaluate Windows 7. Windows 7…


I Want My, I Want My, I Want My Hyper-V TV

We’ve published a new topic in the TN Library that lists new Hyper-V videos in LIFO order. Check it out at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee731912(WS.10).aspx If you are interested in sorting these by number of views as of today: Hyper-V Architecture Demonstration Video Getting to Know Hyper-V with Felipe Ayora Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Bare Metal to…

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Hyper-V How To: Test Hosts for Proc Compatibility for VM Migration

In Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V R2, when a running or a saved state virtual machine is migrated to another virtualization server (also called “host”), the destination server may have a processor with a different set of features. An operating system or application that attempts to execute CPU features discovered when the virtual machine was…


Hyper-V How To: Do a VM Config-only Export in Hyper-V R2

Ben’s blog post lays out all the background and details on import/export of VMs in Windows Server 2008 R2. Soumya’s blog post gives a couple of scripts showing how to do a config-only export,a nd a script for importing it.