March 2009

My TechDays Tour Is Over

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

I am back home after the last gig in Belfast.  I had a lot of fun working with the guys.  A big thank you goes out to Enda, Dave and Will for asking me to be involved.  Others such as Niall Flanagan and David Gargan deserve a lot of credit too.  Nick Whittome added his unique approach to [...]

Irish Government Failing To Virtualise

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

There’s an interesting article in the Irish Independent today.  All but one of the Irish state departments is failing to place for virtualisation.  This has a few impacts: Higher power costs Greater carbon footprint Lack of flexibility/agility Higher taxes for the rest of us By adopting [...]

MDT 2010 Partner Webcast March 26th

March 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Michael Niehaus will “be presenting a webcast" today "to the broad Microsoft partner community, talking about how MDT 2010 can be used to help customers deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  Since this is a partner-focused session, it’s not intended to be a general-purpose [...]

OS Deployment: A Site To Watch

March 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rhonda Layfield, the “queen of OS deployment” and deployment MVP, is putting together a new site.  Rhonda has managed to make sense of things like the BDD and is globally respected for her expertise on this subject (and many others).  Keep and eye on the site: Rhonda has big plans for some [...]

Cool Live Migration Demo

March 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Most IT pro’s in Ireland are familiar with Microsoft Ireland’s Dave Northey and a lot of people outside of Ireland are familar with his cool blog posts and videos that show how to get things working, from A-Z.  Dave has a demonstration of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V that runs on 3 [...]

To Core or Not To Core With Hyper-V

March 25, 2009 // 2 Comments

This isn’t really instructions or a recommendation, just me thinking through the keyboard.  I’ve attended Will Craddock’s excellent session on virtualising SBS and EBS and he talks about various strategies.  The normal recommendation from MS for Hyper-V is that you use a Core Installation [...]

Quick Hyper-V Fixed Size VHD creation

March 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Creating a fixed size virtual hard disk in Hyper-V can be a timely process.  It is because the contents of the empty file are overwritten to ensure no sensitive data from the underlying “host” file system are accidentally revealed to the child partition or guest operating system.  That’s [...]

VMM 2008 Cmdlet Reference

March 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

VMM is like many of the new products from Microsoft; at it’s heart, it’s all PowerShell.  Everything you do can be saved as a PowerShell script in the library, modified and re-run.  Everything it does is PowerShell.  To do those modifications you’ll need a CMDLET reference and as it [...]

Mouse Driver for SUSE on Hyper-V

March 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

The biggest pain for me with a GUI installation of SUSE on Hyper-V was that I had no mouse driver.  So I went hardcore and stripped it back to command line like a real Penguin-Lover 😉  Citrix and MS have a cooperative project called Satori.  They’ve just released a Virtual Service Client [...]
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