New Whitepaper: Running SQL Server with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory – Best Practices and Considerations

The SQL CAT team has published a new whitepaper regarding dynamic memory best practices with Hyper-V…  If your virtualizing SQL I would highly recommend taking a look! Summary: Memory is a critical resource to Microsoft SQL Server workloads, especially in a virtualized environment where resources are shared and contention for shared resources can lead to…

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KB2531907 – Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data (VPD) test fails after you install Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

If you are running a cluster with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and three or more nodes you should install this KB. KB Link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2531907 Symptoms Consider the following scenario: You configure a failover cluster that has three or more nodes that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). You have cluster…

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Now Available – Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start Training Videos!

The recent Free Online Class – Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals was a hit – I head it had one of the highest attendance levels ever… The content from that course is not available online. Announcing Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start Training Videos! Microsoft Learning hosted another new and exclusive Jump Start virtual training event –…

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Free Online Class – Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals

Symon Perriman, formally from the Windows Clustering team and now a technical evangelist is going to be putting on a free tanning class on March 29-31, 2010 from 10:00am-4:00pm PDT.  Below are the full details of the class for any that are interested.   Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Free Online Classes – March 29…

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Ship It: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 has officially shipped today.  For Hyper-V this brings some great new features such as dynamic memory and RemoteFX as well as many other minor feature improvements, bug fixes and performance enhancements. You can read all about it on the server team blogs.  Or just…

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