Archive for the ‘Virtualization’ Category

Hyper-V News

Here’s my pick of some important Hyper-V and partner announcements that have been coming in thick and fast these last few days. Private Cloud Cisco and NetApp are participating in Microsoft’s Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program. Together they have developed a pre-validated private cloud solution for customers who want to deploy with less risk, more […]

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 12:41 am by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Virtualization

My April MS Virtualisation reading highlights

My blog is a little empty right now as I be mostly reading a resource kit on my new kindle, the later happens to be giving my broken eyes a much needed rest from screen glare.  When I have tried to write though my 3 & 5 old managed to take me through the paces, […]

Posted on April 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Virtual Machine Manager, Virtualization

Virtualization Matrix

Need an quick agnostic tool to compare virtualization features? A few people mentioned this in the last few weeks and I forgot to mention it here.  Reminded today on twitter I am posting the link to a super free matrix comparing VMWare, Microsoft and Citrix offerings.  http://www.virtualizationmatrix.com/matrix.php

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 5:52 pm by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Virtualfat attends MMS2011

Last week I was in Las Vegas at the Microsoft Management Summit learning about innovation, best practices and troubleshooting systems management technologies. MMS has been by far the best Microsoft event I have attended and the best overall since I was working a stand selling Virtual Reality headsets demoing DukeNukem in the late 90’s.  Let […]

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 2:51 pm by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Events, Virtual Machine Manager, Virtualization

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 available

Microsoft has announced the released of Service Pack one for Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.  Details are here.

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Virtual Machine Manager, Virtualization

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

One of the many great announcements made here at the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 is the release of a beta for VMM 2012.  The beta is available to download from here and the TechNet documentation is online and available here.  If you are testing out the beta remember it is not supported in a production […]

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 3:02 am by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Virtualization

Cloud librarian?

It’s been quite a few years since I gave a presentation on a deployment of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Beta 2. At the time I had implemented it to help bring some increasing virtual sprawl under control.  That sprawl was identified, agents deployed and all quickly under the watchful eye of Virtual Machine […]

Posted on March 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm by Ronnie · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Virtualization

RemoteFX GPU Memory

Earlier while hanging out in Hyper-V manager pushing buttons I found my computer saying “no” when powering up virtual machines.  Here’s a screenshot. I thought this odd as I’d been able to run 4 virtual desktops on my demo shuttle with out issue before, I’d obviously changed something. The error mentions “Synthetic 3D Display Controller” […]

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 1:53 am by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization v2 released

I have just noted an e-mail announcing that.. Today is the official release of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization v2, you can now download the RTM version of MED-V v2 from the MVLS site https://licensing.microsoft.com For more information about the release please see the MDOP blog post http://blogs.technet.com/b/mdop/archive/2011/03/09/app-v-4-6-sp1-and-med-v-2-0-are-available-as-part-of-mdop-2011.aspx Here’s a quick look at the features MED-V […]

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 1:11 am by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals – Free Online Classes – March 29 – 31

3 days of free training!  The week after MMS 2011 two virtualisation experts are delivering online training.  The details published on the Virtual Machine Manager blog. Symon Perriman and Corey Hynes will deliver the following: Day 1 will focus on “Platform” (Hyper-V, virtualization architecture, high availability & clustering) 10:00am – 10:30pm PDT: Virtualization 360 Overview […]

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 10:08 am by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Virtualization