Understanding Hyper-V VLANs

(please note part II to this post which covers other advanced scenarios)    If you are interested in this feature, it’s assumed you are familiar with the basic concept of a VLAN. Therefore I’ll focus just on using VLAN IDs with Hyper-V here. A VLAN ID is the integer which uniquely identifies a node as…

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December 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine dedicated to … Mac & Linux?

Ok, at this point I’m honestly impressed with the dedication Microsoft has shown for interop in the past couple years. Ever wonder how to get Macs working on your Windows network? Ever want to have your *nix boxes authenticating with Active Directory? This is for you. The December 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available…

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TechNet Magazine, October issue is 100% Virtualization

Since it’s October 1st, I thought this may be a timely post. Not-so-coincidentally, I’m one of the authors in this issue. 🙂  (please forgive the shameless self-promotion) Virtualization: An Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 The introduction of Hyper-V makes virtualization an even more compelling solution for IT environments. Get an overview of today’s virtualization market…

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Hyper-V’s readiness for primetime

I was browsing the blogoshpere today and ran across some posts that erked me. So I emailed the below to Bink over at HyperVoria and he posted it, and I figured I may as well post it too. The Virtualization RDP (Microsoft Rapid Deployment Program) has over 100 customers running Hyper-V & SCVMM 2008 in production. Some…

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