Hyper-V PowerGUI PowerPack – Now That’s Power….

I loved PowerGUI ever since I found it a month ago or so… Well Kirk and the PowerGUI guys have done it again… They now have a pretty comprehensive PowerShell wrapper for Hyper-V… Pretty Cool! http://poshoholic.com/2008/10/22/powergui-now-with-100-more-hyper-v/ As of today, PowerGUI users can download a free Hyper-V PowerPack for PowerGUI!  This PowerPack has been a huge…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTM’ed Today!

A big pat on the back for our friends in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager team – they have released SCVMM 2008.  This release supports Hyper-V, Virtual Server and VMware!  You can download the evaluation of SCVMM at http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/virtualmachinemanager/en/us/default.aspx.  And you can read more about the RTM at System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008…

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PDC T-1 Week…

Wow it’s almost time… For the past 20 weeks or so I have been getting an email from Mike or one of the other PDC planners with titles like PDC2008 T-20 Weeks, PDC2008 T-10 Weeks, PDC2008 T-5 Weeks, PDC2008 T-02 Weeks and I know what’s coming on Monday!  I had the dry run of my…

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Virtualization Sales Strong, Hyper-V Strong First Quarter

IDC released a report this morning entitled “Virtualization Continues to See Strong Growth in Second Quarter, According to IDC”…  Among the data they report Virtualization licence shipments in Q2 of 2008 increased 53% year over year.  Vmware holds the largest market share at 44% (combined VMware ESX and VMware Server) however Microsoft now holds a…

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PDC Teaser – Attaching a VHD to A Virtual Machine

PDC is just around the corner now – I am giving the dry run of my talk tomorrow morning, so of course I am working on my demo’s today…  Just to give you a bit of a teaser here’s one of the scripts that I am using in one of my demo’s… This script will…

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server Available Now – For FREE!

You can now download Microsoft Hyper-V Server for free from Microsoft Download center.  It’s pretty cool take a look (after all it’s free). Download Links: English | Chinese Traditional (ZH-TW) | All Other Languages   Taylor Brown Hyper-V Integration Test Lead http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb

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Are You Signed Up For PDC Yet?

Seriously are you?  Today it was announced that in addition to Ray Ozzie and Rick Rashid they have added Bob Muglia (who demo’ed Live Migration last time he was on stage – what’s he going to show this time?) and they have added Steve Sinofsky to give some first looks at *shhh* Windows 7… They…

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Hyper-V Update For System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Managed Servers

If you are using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to manage your Hyper-V hosts you should download and install KB956589 on your Hyper-V hosts.  This update resolves several issues to improve reliability when using SCVMM to manage you Hyper-V hosts.   Link To The Update:  Hyper-V Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB956589)…

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24 Core Support For Hyper-V Hosts!

There is a newly released update for Hyper-V that will increase the support limit from 16 logical processors (cores) to 24 logical processors!  Since we support up to eight virtual processors for every one logical processor (8:1 over subscription) this increases the maximum number of virtual machines from 128 virtual machines to 192! Keep in…

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Hyper-V QFE Released For VSS Enabled Backup Issue

If you use Windows Server Backup or any other VSS aware backup utility you should make sure and pick up KB956697 – Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V VSS writer is not used during a backup job because of corrupted or invalid virtual machine configuration files. next time we should go for a shorter title… The basic issue…

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