Hyper-v Best Practices Checklist

Hello hosting community,   This was brought to my attention via my colleague Jason, and is an invaluable resource for getting started running on Hyper-v.  Its a very convenient source of info for your Hyper-v deployments regarding Clustering, Disk, Networking…you name it.  There is a ton of content here and I wanted to make sure…

Cloud and Datacenter Solutions Hub Solutions and Design Guidance

Hello Cloud community,   Please check out this new site.  Your one stop for guidance on these solutions:     IAAS Hosted Desktop Database as a service Infrastructure Design Guidance Private Cloud   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud/dn142895    


Interactive Training and VLABS for Hyper-V and System Center 2012

TechNet Virtual Labs  are 90 minute online labs that enable you to learn and/or gain insight into our newest products and technologies. There is no setup or installation required, although a decent internet connection helps…  Recently released were some very helpful labs based on the System Center suite of products. System Center suite is the…


Hyper-V concepts poster in a web friendly format

If you ever have the need to describe the concepts or benefits around virtualization on Hyper-V, this handy zoomable poster is sure to help.  It breaks down virtualization concepts into easy to understand terms: http://zoom.it/12u8    


SCVMM 2012 Resources

The System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta was released at MMS at the end of May and since then, there has been a number of great resource made available to help you get started. Here are some of them:  Installing SCVMM 2012 SCVMM 2012 – Beta & Dynamic Memory SCVMM 2012 – Deep Storage Integration…

Virtualization Jump Start: Hyper-V administration for VMware Pros Free Online Training

The entire Virtualization Jump Start series for VMware professionals is now available to stream online.  It is difficult to argue with free training; and this training is well worth the time to review. Virtualization Jump Start (01): Virtualization Overview Virtualization Jump Start (02): Differentiating Microsoft & VMware Virtualization Jump Start (03a): Hyper-V Deployment Options & Architecture |…


Resources for starting your Dynamic Data Center solution deployment

Hello all, our good friends at Microsoft Consulting who have created the DDC Toolkit have provided us some resources that will help prepare you for building your own cloud solution based on Hyper-V and System Center. Begin your DDC education by going through the assessment planning toolkit. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977556.aspx   Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Architecture Briefhttp://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2011/02/10/hyper-v-cloud-fast-track-architecture-brief.aspx   Hyper-V Cloud…


The Dynamic Data Center Program for Hosters: Partnering for Success

We recorded a short webcast that outlines some of the business opportunities that are available for hosters (service providers) when they engage in the Dynamic Data Center (DDC) program. If you haven’t heard of the program or are still contemplating moving forward we encourage you to watch this recording below or download the attachment to…

New Integration Components for Linux VMs now available

The linux Integration Components version 2 are available now.  They include Synthetic Network devices for both network and Storage.    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c299d675-bb9f-41cf-b5eb-74d0595ccc5c&displaylang=en   Driver support for synthetic devices: The Linux Integration Components support the synthetic network controller and the synthetic storage controller that were developed specifically for Hyper-V. Fastpath Boot Support for Hyper-V: Boot devices now…