Why Hyper-V VHD Files Are So Large – And How To Efficiently Copy Them

While in Seattle for TR 10 I had an opportunity to meet up with an innovative startup called VMUtil.com (www.vmutil.com). Led by a Microsoft File System / Storage MVP, they have come up with some excellent tools to make Hyper-V more efficient with non-SAN storage solutions and add value when SAN storage is used. This…

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P2V’ing a SCOM 2007 R2 Root Management Server (RMS)

This was fun! The environment I am presently working in is undergoing a massive P2V effort. If it can be virtualized, its being virtualized. I swear they’d virtualize the refrigerator in the break room if that was possible. The RMS was hosted on a P-Class Blade and today it was scheduled to be virtualized. I…

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SCVMM R2 RC Features

http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/archive/2009/05/11/scvmm-r2-rc-features.aspx

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Microsoft Targets Windows, Linux Management

Courtesy of Network World – http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/042809-microsoft-windows-linux-management.html?hpg1=bn

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System Center Virtualization Reports 2008 – FQDN Required

When generating OpsMgr reports, most users have become comfortable simply specifying the host name when adding objects or groups. When generating System Center Virtualization Reports, you must specify the fully qualified domain name. The report instructs you to do this but this is very easy to overlook.

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