High Performance SQL Server Workloads on Hyper-V Whitepaper

A new whitepaper detailing high performance SQL workloads running in Hyper-V R2 virtual machines.  The paper can be downloaded here…  Below are a few highlights/examples from the paper. Dedicated Passthough LUN’s vs VHD’s Figure 3: I/O and disk latency for dedicated pass-through disks versus VHDs Multi-Instance Throughput: Native versus Virtual (16 core server) The results…

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Getting More Information About You Cluster LUN’s (Part 3 of 3)

So here’s the scenario you need or want to figure out which LUN is which on your cluster… On Tuesday I published part 1 where I utilized Get-ClusterParameter and the DiskUniqueIds property to enumerate LUN information for cluster storage, in part 2 I simplified that same approach.   In today’s post I am going to continue…

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Getting More Information About You Cluster LUN’s (Part 2 of 3)

So here’s the scenario you need or want to figure out which LUN is which on your cluster… Yesterday I posted a script which used Get-ClusterParameter and the Physical Disk Private Properties to gather information on the storage being used by the cluster – as promised here’s a less verbose version of that script… Script…

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Getting More Information About You Cluster LUN’s (Part 1 of 3)

So here’s the scenario you need or want to figure out which LUN is which on your cluster…  Well if you just use the Get-ClusterSharedVolume cmdlet it won’t get you very far…  However there’s another cmdlet Get-ClusterParameter that will give you enough data that when combined with some other PowerShell/.Net magic will.  This function will…

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TechEd 2010

Last week was TechEd 2010 held in New Orleans, it was a great conference with over 10,000 attendees (speakers, exhibitors, attendees combined).  It was also a very very busy week – between working at our Microsoft Virtualization booth, presenting and attending dinner’s/parties the days where long.  This year all of the sessions from TechEd where…

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Writing Your Own VMConnect App/Web Interface For VM Console Access To Hyper-V VM’s

  Ever since Hyper-V’s first beta I’ve had people ask about the ability to write there own custom interface to replace VMConnect.  Some wanted a windows application other’s wanted to write a web application.  The goal’s varied from wanting to just show the console session for monitoring to integrating it VM’s into existing physical machine…

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Windows Server 2008 SP1 Here We Come… With Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX For Hyper-V

I’ve been waiting and waiting to post this and today I can… Today we officially announced Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack 1 – with service pack 1 we will be releasing two great features for Hyper-V.  The first is Dynamic Memory which allows virtual machines to automatically adjust the amount of physical memory they…

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Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Performance White Paper

It must be white paper week – today we posted a great document discussing virtual hard disk (VHD) performance with Windows Server 2008/Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2/Microsoft Hyper-V R2.  It’s about 35 pages long and goes into great detail on the test methodology as well as the results and application of the results……

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Hyper-V: Live Migration Network Configuration Guide

Today we released a great new document discussing requirements, recommendations and options for configuring networking when leveraging live migration.   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff428137(WS.10).aspx Hyper-V: Live Migration Network Configuration Guide Updated: February 24, 2010 Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 This guide describes how to configure your network to use the live migration feature of Hyper-V™. It provides…

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