Virtual Machine Collection - Configuration Manager 2007 SP1

Its been a while since I’ve blogged, after a long break I’m trying to catch up with blogging. Here is a configuration post in system center configuration manager 2007 sp1. I spent sometime discovering the right query to be used for creating this collection, its helpful for the IT Pros who use SCCM and do…

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Hyper-V Best Practices - Quick Tips (2)

Best Practices for Configuring Virtual Machines In continuation to my first post on best practices, I’m back with some more. This  post discusses best practices that should be considered when configuring virtual machines in Hyper-V. Virtual machine performance is not only impacted by how the physical server is configured but also by the selections made…

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Shared Storage for Hyper-V

We know that Hyper-V supports migration of virtual machines between physical hosts. To migrate virtual machines independently, each virtual machine must be stored on its own SAN storage LUN or copy would require you to use BITS over the Ethernet network. Else if you would like to keep your virtual machine on a common storage…

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Hyper-V Best Practices - Quick Tips (1)

Best Practices for Physical Servers Before setting up a physical server to host Hyper-V Role, download, read and understand information included in the white paper “Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008” Avoid Overloading the Server Ensure High Speed Access to Storage Avoid Mixing Virtual Machines that can and cannot use Integration Services Configure Anti-Virus…

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Migrating VM from VS2005 to Hyper-V

I’ve had a lot of customer asking on how to migrate VM from VS2005/VPC 2007 to Hyper-V. Here are some best practices and steps that I bring to you which should be helpful in doing the migration. VS2005 Migration Checklist Consider migrating only virtual machines running operating systems that can take advantage of Hyper-V Integration…

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