Category Archive: Hyper-V

May 05

Hyper-V 8 Beta Architecture

Want a nice graphical overview of the new Hyper-V 8 Beta component architecture, that includes live migration, failover clustering, networking and a host of other features, well, voila! 🙂 If you want the really big picture it can be downloaded from microsoft here

Dec 08

Hyper-V in Workstation 8

If you want to try Hyper-V, but don’t have any spare hardware, you can install it under VMware Workstation 8, but you must make sure Virtualized HV enable. Virtualized HV is available for virtual hardware version 8 VMs on hosts that support Intel VT-x and EPT or AMD-V and RVI. To enable virtualized HV, select …

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Oct 05

Hyper-V Windows Server 8 – New Features

Just found this blog post from Michael Otey of WindowsITPro and thought it rather interesting, so I’ve re-blogged it for your enjoyment! 🙂 At the recent Windows Server Workshop at the Microsoft campus in Redmond Washington Jeff Woolsey, Principle Program Manager Lead for Windows Virtualization in the Windows Server and Cloud division presented the new …

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Jun 06

Hyper-V: Differencing disks

Differencing disks - from technet site

From Technet Site Differencing disks, a way to save space, but still deploy the same amount of virtual machines.  This solution allows you to create one parent image with a base Windows installation (including common patches/updates and software) and then setup all other VM’s based on that one parent image.  So, you’d create one parent …

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Jun 03

Private Cloud with HP and Microsoft

HP not only offer a private/public cloud based on its amazing HP Bladesystem Matrix & VMware, but also on a Hyper-V platform as well, and its part of the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program (see here for more information of the Fast Track program and how it can help accelerate your journey to the …

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