Hyper-V Extensible Switch in Windows Server 8

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2011/11/10/hyper-v-extensible-switch-in-windows-server-8.aspx’; Mike Neil has blogged about the Hyper-V Extensible Switch in Windows Server 8 over on the Server and Cloud Platform blog (here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/11/08/windows-server-8-introducing-hyper-v-extensible-switch.aspx). This is something that I am actually quite excited about.  Specifically – I am really interested to see what ideas other people are able to come up with around… Read more

Friday Afternoon–hardware time

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2011/11/04/friday-afternoon-hardware-time.aspx’; I spend far too much time in meetings these days.  But I try to keep my Friday afternoons free of meetings – and often use this time to update my various servers and try out new configurations.  Today it is time to rebuild some of my storage: Specifically I am throwing a… Read more

Diagnosing a cause of PXE boot failure

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2011/11/02/diagnosing-a-cause-of-pxe-boot-failure.aspx’; The other day I was trying to boot a virtual machine over the network using my Windows Deployment Services (WDS) Server.  This normally works fine – but for some reason I was getting nothing but errors.  Sometimes I would get a DHCP failure, other times I received varied PXE error messages: After… Read more