Quick links

Just wanted to post some interesting Hyper-V related links. The SQL team have published their guidance for running SQL 2008 on Hyper-V. The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0 has been released.  This release adds support for Hyper-V and a number of other features – you can read about it here. Cheers, Ben… Read more

The Domain Controller Dilemma

Often I have people ask me about the Domain Controller dilemma.  The basic problem is this: if you decide to virtualize all of your servers, how do you handle the domain controllers which control the domain used by your Hyper-V servers?  There are a couple of options that you can consider here: Keep the root… Read more

Warning on Hyper-V hosts under SCVMM

I have seen this documented in a couple of places now – but I also see a number of people still wondering why this is happening and how to stop it, so I thought I would post it here too.  When you first add a Hyper-V host to SCVMM 2008 you may see a warning… Read more

New HVRemote tool

Just the other day my colleague – John Howard – made a new tool available to the world.  HVRemote is a script file that easily automates the configuration steps needed for enabling remote management of Hyper-V on both the server and client ends. You can read more about the tool here on John’s blog: http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/archive/2008/11/14/configure-hyper-v-remote-management-in-seconds.aspx… Read more

Hyper-V Script: Looking at KVP GuestIntrinsicExchangeItems

You may wonder what that title is about, so let me pause to explain things a little.  One of the Integration Components that gets installed inside the virtual machine with Hyper-V is the "KVP" component – which stands for "Key Value Pair".  This is the component that enables the exchange of basic string data between… Read more

Go check out SCVMM 2008

Okay, I know I am a bit behind the times here – but when SCVMM 2008 was released I was overseas talking about SCVMM 2008.  So if you have not already done so, go here: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/virtualmachinemanager/en/us/default.aspx to read about System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and then go here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9530142 to download an evaluation copy…. Read more

Back from TechEd China

Hopefully you have noticed that I have not posted in a while.  The reason for this is that I have been traveling a lot over the last month.  Most recently I was in China presenting at TechEd China (http://www.microsoft.com/china/technet/teched/default.aspx). If you attended one of my presentations and wanted to grab a copy of the PowerPoint… Read more