Part 14 – Live Migration doesn’t work (from an Intel to AMD CPU or AMD to Intel)

I’ve mentioned this before, but I wanted to show you the error you receive when you try to Live Migrate from an Intel CPU to an AMD CPU.     Of course, it isn’t any better if you try to Live Migrate from an AMD CPU to an Intel CPU.  Here’s that error message: As…

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Part 13 – The Hyper-V NIC teaming debate

I’ve seen a lot of back and forth on the NIC teaming discussion and I decided to check it first hand.  We have this stated policy here, but seeing is believing so I decided to take a look.  I have two dual port Intel NICs so I slapped them both into the same machine, installed…

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Part 12 – SCVMM 2008 R2 and the Power of Templates

As you’ve read, I’ve been using SCVMM for a while and I still learn new things about it.  I mentioned templates in my first screen cast and told you that I would talk more about them, so here they are.  Templates let you create a standard virtual machine image and store it in your SCVMM…

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Part 11 – An Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

I wanted to continue my discussion on Hyper-V so I decided to show you some of the additional tools that will help with your Hyper-V deployments.  First up is my overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM R2).    This session is one part of a series of screen casts around Hyper-V,…

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Part 10 – So You Want to Get Started with Hyper-V? Start here! – Live Migration

So I’ve finally done it!  Here’s a short screen cast on Live Migration.  This one is only 5 minutes, so I won’t keep you too long, but you’ll be able to see it in action!  I recorded this session at the Irvine, CA MTC (Microsoft Technology Center) on their Dell Servers and the Equalogic SAN. …

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Office 2010: Understanding the Suite Line-ups and Changes to Licensing

      While I’ve been working with my counterparts on the US Partner Readiness team to build the training for Office 2010, I felt it was important to share some of the key changes to the Office 2010 product lines up with you.  I’ve included a few screenshots from the online training course that…

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Part 7 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

A look at Quick Migration Now that we have our cluster set up, let’s take a look at how we can move a virtual machine from one host to another.  In the current version of Hyper-V, if you want to move a virtual machine from one host to another while it’s running, we use quick…

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What happened to Terminal Services? What’s Remote Desktop Services??

Remember Terminal Server?  And then Terminal Services?   We’ve now renamed it to Remote Desktop Services (RDS).   The core functionality of Terminal Services is now included in the new RDS functionality.  We renamed it because it now encompasses more than just Terminal Services.  It now also supports VDI and our Remote Applications (RemoteApp) functionality.  Not only…

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MS10-002 : IE | Critical – Partner Briefing

I will be hosting a webcast on Monday, January 25th to discuss the Critical patch for Internet Explorer that was announced on January 21st.  We will discuss the details around this vulnerability within the various versions of Internet Explorer and the steps you need to take within your organization as well as at your customer’s…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference Book…. Get it while its HOT!!

Congratulations is in order!  Matt Hester, Chris Henley, and Harold Wong from the Microsoft TechNet team have put a lot of blood, sweat, and time into the creation of one of the best IT Pro books on the market.   While I haven’t had the privilege to read all of it just yet, I’m looking forward…

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Part 6 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Cluster This screencast discusses the do’s and don’ts of adding virtual machines to a Hyper-V cluster.  Just because you create a virtual machine on a host machine that is also part of a Hyper-V cluster does not mean that the virtual machine will be highly available.  You need to…

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Part 5 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Setting up a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Cluster I spent some time in one of our Microsoft Technology Centers and was able to setup a Hyper-V cluster on some pretty impressive hardware.  I had access to a Domain Controller and three servers that were running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition.  They are as follows: 3…

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Part 4 – How to Setup a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2008

I was talking to one of my partners that has spent a lot of time with VMware and I was showing him some of the capabilities Hyper-V had to offer.  When I showed him how easy it was to setup a virtual machine in Hyper-V and he was impressed.  He told me that setting up…

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Part 3 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Setting up a Virtual Machine Network I’ve already created one screencast to talk about setting up a Virtual Machine on Hyper-V here, so I’m going to spend this session on Hyper-V networking.  There have been a lot of questions around the networking in Hyper-V and I’m going to talk time to walk through the Internal…

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Part 2 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Installing the Hyper-V Role This is part 2 of our discussion on setting up the Hyper-V role on your Server 2008 server.  Keep in mind that Hyper-V shipped after after Server 2008 RTM’d, so you need to install the Hyper-V RTM update.  I recommend you let Windows Update bring your server up to date on…

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Part 1 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Configuring the BIOS for Hyper-V How many times have you said “I’d love to learn how to use Hyper-V, but where do I start?”  Start here!  I’ve started a series on Hyper-V that begins with how to configure your server, and then moves step by step all the way through how you can setup a…

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