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 VMMS Certificate Expiration Problem and Resolution

In the coming days/weeks some of you may see some new errors from Hyper-V.  The first is an error when you try and use VMConnect or SCVMM to connect to a running virtual machine – the error is “Cannot connect to the virtual machine because the authentication certificate is expired or invalid. Would you like…

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Red Hat Support Coming To Hyper-V

Last night Mike Neil posted to the Virtualization Team Blog regarding a new agreement between Microsoft and Red Hat to bring Red Hat guest support to Hyper-V.  Take a look at Mike’s full blog post Microsoft and Red Hat Cooperative Technical Support and/or the Red Hat press release Red Hat Moves to Expand Server Virtualization…

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta Released

The Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta has been posted on the download center along with an overview document and a setup and configuration guide.  Please note that all features, support, configuration etc… is subject to change as this is a beta Download Links Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta Download Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta… Ohh and Windows 7 too…

Unless you’ve been under a rock all day you know that Windows 7 Beta was announced and released last night – along with Windows 7 Beta we also announced and released Server 2008 R2 (formally known as Windows 7 Server).  If you have an MSDN subscription you can download the new hotness right now –…

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VHD Servicing Tool 2.0

About a month ago I posted about the VHD Servicing tool (Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool).  Version 2.0 of that tool was made available on December 5th – among other things this version adds support for Hyper-V (a definite plus).   Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0 Brief Description This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Reviewers Guide Posted

The Windows Server 2008 R2 (Beta) Reviewers Guide has been posted, 74 pages of riveting marketing stuff about Windows Server 2008 R2 – they actually do a pretty good job talking about a new clustering feature specifically for Hyper-V named Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).  CSV allows multiple cluster nodes to utilize the same LUN at…

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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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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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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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