Live Migration via Constrained Delegation with Kerberos in Windows Server 2016

Introduction Many Hyper-V customers have run into new challenges when trying to use constrained delegation with Kerberos to Live Migrate VMs in Windows Server 2016.  When attempting to migrate, they would see errors with messages like “no credentials are available in the security package,” or “the Virtual Machine Management Service failed to authenticate the connection… Read more

Answering Exchange Virtualization Questions and Addressing Misleading VMware Guidance

I recommend anyone who is considering virtualizing MS Exchange read Jim Lucey’s blog post and the comments below his post. VMware’s HA guidance on virtualizing Exchange could be mis-interpreted, resulting in increased storage costs and placing data at risk. Here’s an excerpt: We love that our customers are excited to deploy Exchange Server within virtualized environments. While VMware… Read more

Go vote

The savvy editors of NetworkWorld chose 3 weeks before VMworld 2010 conference to publish an online tech debate between Microsoft and VMware. The topic: who has the better virtualization platform. The editorial summary reads: VMware is the kingpin of virtualization, but the game is changing fast and Microsoft is baking the technology into the very… Read more

Guest post: EMC and Microsoft Think Big

Hi, I’m Adrian Simays, Hyper-V technical architect at EMC. EMC and Microsoft have been thinking big lately.  How big?  We’ve set out to build and test one of the largest Hyper-V environments in the world.  And why not?  With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft introduced features such as clustered shared volumes (CSVs)… Read more

Dress up your office wall with the Hyper-V component architecture poster

Hi, this is Bryon Surace again.  I’m a senior program manager on the Windows virtualization team at Microsoft.    I wanted to draw your attention to the new Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster.    The poster is a great visual tool to help in the understanding of the key features and components of the Hyper-V in… Read more

Mark your calendar: Watch the MS Management Summit keynotes

Next Tuesday (20th) and Wednesday (21st) be sure to visit the Microsoft News Center to view the Microsoft Management Summit executive keynotes live on the web.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see Bob Muglia and Brad Anderson discuss the latest IT Management news, MS strategies for datacenter and desktop management, and virtualization and cloud solutions from Microsoft. And did… Read more

Virtualization for Server Workloads: Avanade Case Study, NetApp Whitepaper

Our customers often deploy Microsoft server workloads, such as SQL Server, SharePoint and Exchange, on Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center, and want to know how other customers have deployed these workloads and if there are deployment guidelines from specific solution partners that can help optimize for scale and business continuity. A case in point is… Read more

Guest post: "Setting the Record Straight – 9 Reasons Why Hyper-V is a Great Choice for Enterprises"

Hi, my name is Chris Steffen, architect with Kroll Factual Data. You may have read one of my prior guest posts.   Recently, I came across an InformationWeek Analytics Weblog that asserted a bunch of half truths and misinformation about Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization solution. Usually, I can just let it go (everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, right?), but… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V iSCSI Performance Webcast

My friend and teammate Jim Schwartz on our Virtualization Solutions Marketing Team has asked me to post this entry about a very exciting webcast coming up, but he can describe it much better than me…   Hi, I’m Jim Schwartz, a director of virtualization solutions marketing with Microsoft in Redmond.   Over the past year we’ve seen more… Read more

RT "Cutting through the FUD: Facts you should know about Hyper-V and System Center"

I’m not sure the retweet tag (RT) also applies to blogs or not, but I thought I’d give it a try. Now to my point. Edwin posted a good blog this evening about re-occurring Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt the spreads via traditional journalism or blogs. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect his post had something to… Read more