Implementing Citrix XenDesktop 4 on Hyper-V R2

With the Easter weekend upon us, I thought it would give you some time to have a play with a really interesting lab. Microsoft has posted up on the TechNet labs a great lab for Implementing VDI with Citrix XenDesktop on Hyper-V R2, using a number of tools such as SCVMM. You can do the…

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Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization

How awesome is this http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/mar10/03-18DesktopVirtPR.mspx  To Sum up ; Microsoft outlined improvements that make it easier to access desktop virtualization. More information on today’s announcement and Microsoft’s virtualization strategy is available here. •New VDI promotions available for qualified customers to choose from today. Microsoft and Citrix Systems are offering the “Rescue for VMware VDI” promotion,…

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VM2DMP – Hyper-V ™ VM State to Memory Dump Converter

In development environments or when debugging a issue, it is usually a pain to get a crash dump of an existing VM state. Anton Naumovich from Hyper-V team recently released a tool which can convert a VM saved state to a full memory dump file. This tool enables easier debugging of issues in the VMs…

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Hyper-V R2 sizing tool now available from HP

Good Old Patrick Lownds pinged me today to let me know that HP have released there Hyper-V R2 sizing tool. The HP Sizer for Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 is an automated, downloadable tool that provides quick and helpful sizing guidance for “best-fit” HP server and storage configurations running in a Hyper-V R2 environment. The tool…

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Core Configurator 2.0

My buddy Andy Auret pinged me with an update of his core configurator tool for win2k8 R2. It is completely open source so it can be amended and change to fit your requirements, this version has been a year in the making and has been written in powershell with a reference to Winforms so that…

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Disk2vhd Released!

Now this is a cool tool that gave me some massive loving recently. I was in a situation that i needed to repro a customer issue and wanted to take it away with me for further testing, obviously i could not take there PC ……. or could i :o) Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell have…

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Microsoft Planning Tools for Your Server Virtualization Projects

Baldwin, just posted a great load of info about using the IPD for your server virtualization projects over here. But to recap here is what he said… ————— Planning is a crucial part of every successful IT project.  Unfortunately, who can ever find enough time to plan?  Well, Microsoft has developed a set of planning…

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Updated Virtualization IPD Guides— Now Available

Windows Server Virtualization System Center Virtual Machine Manager The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated virtualization guides, Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, now available for download here. Introduction These guides, updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server® 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager…

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Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 RC released to the web!

With the public availability of Windows 7 RC, Windows Server 2008 R2 RC and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, you may want the Windows 7 RC Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) tools which are now publicly available. What is RSAT RSAT Client is the collection of Windows Server management tools which enable IT professionals to…

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate

Today the Windows Virtualization Team, Blogged the availability of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate.  Jeff Woolsey and the team awesome. I am off for a week and a bit so over to Mr Zarb for some MS insight 🙂 The Virtualization team is pleased to announce the availability of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server…

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