March 2010

New Linux Integration Components Beta

March 31, 2010 // 2 Comments

A while ago, I asked for some feedback on Hyper-V and VMM.  Some of the strong feedback came on the Linux guest side.  In particular, the integration components: The lack of shutdown integration. Only 1 virtual CPU supported. The lack of time synch between host and guest recently affected [...]

Microsoft and the New AMD 8 Core and 12 Core CPU’s

March 31, 2010 // 1 Comment

Microsoft has said that they are seeing good results with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V.  12 cores – I’m not surprised!!!!  Jeez, I’ve trouble making use of dual quad core CPU’s with the typical hosting virtual machine on our cluster.  I can’t imagine us needing 8 or [...]

MS Ireland Virtualization Summit

March 31, 2010 // 2 Comments

Yesterday, MS Ireland held the local instance of the Virtualisation Summit that MS is running in many cities around the world.  It was keynoted by Ian Carlson, a senior program manager from Redmond (nice guy too). The usual slide decks were presented, probably the first time many of the [...]

Been A Little Quiet

March 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

*cough* I’ve been out of the country for a few days.  I was on a panel at Eurocloud UK and then I had the chance to go on a trip to Scotland to do some photography.  And last week, I picked up a cold while judging a photo competition *sneeze*  You’ll have to understand that when [...]

Big Virtualisation Announcements By Microsoft

March 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

A press release was issued today by Microsoft.  It has a whole bunch of new statements on the MS front, including licensing, new features, and requirements changes.  The big ones are: Hyper-V Dynamic Memory will be added in W2008 R2 SP1. A new smoother VDI experience for VDI customers in [...]

Considering This For A Hyper-V Cluster At Home

March 12, 2010 // 3 Comments

One of the things I need to do at home is do some Hyper-V clustering.  As you can guess, I have not won the lottery so a C3000 blade chassis with LeftHand storage is not on the cards.  If I do get around to this it will be done on a shoestring.  Here’s what I am considering: HP [...]

Hyper-V, ML370 and Wireless

March 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

The after-work project I’m working on right now requires as many VM’s as I can throw at it.  I’ve got my previously mentioned Latitude E6500 laptop running W2008 R2 Hyper-V.  It’s also my domain controller and my VMM 2008 R2 server/library.  Not best practice but it’s fine [...]

The Sanbolic Melio FS (File System) With Hyper-V

March 10, 2010 // 4 Comments

I was contacted last month by Eva Helen in Sanbolic to see if I’d be interested in learning more about their Melio FS product.  I knew little about it and was keen to learn.  So Eva got David Dupuis to give me a demo.  Dave just ran an hour long demo on LiveMeeting with me and I [...]

Data Protection Manager 2010 Webcast

March 9, 2010 // 1 Comment

I joined this late due to a phone conference. This is a System Center Influencers briefing on Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010. The Aims Single supported solution for Microsoft workloads Single agent, no workload licensing Enterprise scalability in the 2010 release New Workload Additions Cluster [...]

Fujitsu “My Very First Hyper-V”

March 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Fujitsu has launched a bundle for SME’s (small/medium enterprises) that want to do Hyper-V virtualisation for the very first time.  They’ve called it the “My Very First Hyper-V”.  It includes, servers, external storage, Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine [...]
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