May 2011

Monitor CentOS with Operations Manager 2007 R2

May 28, 2011 // 1 Comment

Now we have support for CentOS guests on Hyper-V, how about monitoring them?  I noticed some retweets by Carsten Rachfahl of some posts by @OpsMgr on Twitter: How to Install CentOS agent on SCOM How to import CentOS MP  With a bit of searching I also found an old post on the subject of [...]

Another Way To Give Wireless Access to Hyper-V VMs

May 25, 2011 // 3 Comments

When building my new demo laptop environment, I wanted a way to: Grant Internet access VMs Give the VMs access to communicate with the host OS Keep VMs off of the office network – because I will do some messy stuff Usually we use NIC bridging or Windows routing to get Hyper-V VMs talking on the [...]

IBM Up In The Clouds

May 25, 2011 // 2 Comments

IBM rolled out their Smart Cloud Enterprise public cloud offering earlier this Spring.  It is based on RedHat KVM virtualisation.  Right now, it offers support for RHEL, SLES, and Windows Server 2003/2008 guest operating systems. Databases: You can have anything as long as it is DB2 or [...]

Needed a Quick-to-Rebuild Lab

May 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

My role at work demands that I be able to demo lots of different sorts of scenarios, e.g. SBS 2011 + SCE 2010, or Hyper-V + System Center, or … well, lots of stuff.  All these scenarios are pretty much mutually exclusive in a single portable lab (my laptop, aka The Beast). So my solution is [...]

Event: Private Cloud Academy – W2008 R2 SP1

May 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ll be presenting at this MicroWarehouse/Microsoft Ireland event on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.  The focus will be on virtualisation/Hyper-V.  So that means Dynamic Memory.  I’ll talk about how it works, but more importantly, how you should implement it with the [...]

Veeam Backup & Replication to Support Hyper-V

May 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

The conspiracy theories started a few weeks ago when Veeam started to advertise on my (mainly MS infrastructure, featuring MS Hyper-V) blog.  Then we saw a countdown clock for a big announcement on the first day of TechEd USA 2011.  1 hour into the keynote, Veeam made their announcement: [...]

Office 2010 Service Pack 1 RTM Date

May 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

According to Microsoft, you can expect Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to RTM in the end of June.  “Initially, Service Pack 1 will be offered as a manual download from the Download Center and from Microsoft Update, and no sooner than 90 days after release, will be made [...]

CentOS Supported on Hyper-V

May 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

I used to work for a quite “big” hosting company in Dublin, that claimed 1/3 of the Irish internet footprint was in their infrastructure.  Over half of the servers we had in that infrastructure ran Linux, in particular the CentOS distribution.  It was liked because it’s a relation [...]

Unattended Linux VM Configuration Tool for Hyper-V

May 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

Yusuf Öztürk has released a handy looking tool on his blog for setting up Linux virtual machines.  It will: 1) Unattended IP, Hostname and DNS configuration for Linux VMs. 2) Automatic Linux integration components installation. 3) Multi Distro Support: Debian, Ubuntu, Centos, Fedora, Redhat and [...]
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