Import/Export OVF With Hyper-V Using System Center 2012

June 12, 2012 // 1 Comment

A new extension has been released for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) that allows you to import and export virtual appliances using the Open Virtualisation Format (OVF).  OVF is a vendor neutral format for out-of-band migration of virtual appliance VMs.  This is the [...]

VMM 2012 System Requirements

July 29, 2011 // 2 Comments

The official TechNet content is a bit scattered about so I through I’d reorganise it and consolidate to make stuff easier to find.  The software requirements of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM/SCVMM) 2012 are easy: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter with SP1 Windows [...]

What to Expect From SCVMM 2012

November 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Microsoft released more details about System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 at TechEd Europe 2010 last week.  The release is scheduled for H2 2011.  In the meantime, the next VMM release will be Service Pack 1 for VMM 2008 R2, probably 30 days after the release of SP1 for Windows [...]

Survey on How Irish Companies Would Spend IT Budget

September 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

TechCentral.ie did a small survey on how Irish organisations would spend their IT budget.  They question they were asked was “If you had 50% of your total IT budget to spend on one area alone, what would it be?” The results were: Infrastructure: 61% Virtualisation/(Public/Private)Cloud [...]

PubForum: Virtualization Buzz – Comparing Products

June 5, 2010 // 1 Comment

This is the first session I am attending this morning.  It is being presented by Saša Mašić. 3 comments for ESX from the audience: OS Support Administration tools easier to use Available appliances from third parties Some incorrect comments from the audience about backup at the host [...]

VMware Takes A Shot At Azure

February 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

I just read this (part of a larger article) on VMware in the cloud: Jackson also took the opportunity to get in a dig about Microsoft‘s Azure cloud computing initiative. Microsoft is painting a beautiful picture about cloud computing, but according to its own internal documents is not using [...]

Hyper-V, VMware, Xen All Compared

January 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

Techtarget has a short article that lists the pros and cons of the hardware virtualisation solutions from Microsoft, Citrix and VMware.  It’s a quick read and gives decision makers a high level comparison of the big 3 solutions.  The author does a good job of staying neutral and gives [...]