Types of failover operations in Hyper-V Replica–Part III – Unplanned Failover

In the first two parts of this 3-part series, you learnt about Test Failover (TFO) and Planned Failover (PFO). In this closing part of the series, I will talk about unplanned failover and summarize the differences of these 3. 1. What is Unplanned Failover? Unplanned Failover is an operation initiated on the replica VM when… Read more

Types of failover operations in Hyper-V Replica – Part I – Test Failover

If you are wondering “I have enabled replication and it looks like everything is in progress, but how do I know that I am truly protected”, then keep reading the next few posts as we walk you through the various types of failover, how and when to use them and the gotchas in different deployments…. Read more

Take your business to the next level with new partner programs and incentives for private cloud computing

There’s a lot of hype around the evolution of virtualization and management, and the emergence of cloud computing. One thing that everyone can agree upon however is that most customers want to take virtualization and management to the next level by migrating to a cloud infrastructure and are looking to partners to help them decide… Read more

Hyper-V R2, Sandy Bridge and AVX…

Virtualization Nation, Intel has recently released their new “Sandy Bridge” processors which is the second generation of the Core i3/i5/i7 processors. Most of these new processors hitting the market with the first wave of product released are designed for notebooks and a few for desktops with server processors on the way.  An easy way to… Read more

Installing Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

 With the release of Beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 a number of you have asked about Service Pack 1 for the standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, and whether the new capabilities of Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX will be available for it. Absolutely, both Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX have been… Read more

Hands-On-Labs at TechEd, Virtualization at work!!!

One of the fun parts of being in a team that develops Hyper-V is seeing it in action. Here at TechEd 2010 in New Orleans, Hyper-V and the System Center Suite are running the Hands-On-Lab infrastructure. Powering the labs for the 11,000 people here at TechEd are 25 x HP380G6’s. The detailed specs of each… Read more

TechEd, Day 1 Musings

Wow, 11,000 attendees, press, analysts and speakers here at TechEd. That’s a testimony to the passion, and excitement that this generates amongst our customers and partners.   Day 1 got off to a flying start with Bob Muglia and his inimitable style.  For those who did not get a chance to view the keynote you… Read more

Dynamic Memory Coming to Hyper-V Part 4

===================================================================== Preamble: The point of this series, and the spirit in which it is written, is to take a holistic approach at the issues facing our customers, discuss the complexities with regard to memory management and explain why we’re taking the approach we are with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory. This isn’t meant to criticize anyone or… Read more

Dynamic Memory Coming to Hyper-V Part 3…

====================================================== Preamble: The point of this series, and the spirit in which it is written, is to take a holistic approach at the issues facing our customers, discuss the complexities with regard to memory management and explain why we’re taking the approach we are with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory. This isn’t meant to criticize anyone or… Read more

Dynamic Memory Coming to Hyper-V Part 2…

====================================================== Preamble: The point of this series, and the spirit in which it is written, is to take a holistic approach at the issues facing our customers, discuss the complexities with regard to memory management and explain why we’re taking the approach we are with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory. This isn’t meant to criticize anyone or… Read more