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

Using CPU Reserve to enforce virtual processor ratio

// On Monday I posted a script for configuring virtual machine CPU scheduler settings.  This script got me to thinking about another use for the virtual machine CPU reserve. You see, it can also be used to ensure that you do not unintentionally start too many virtual machines at once. If you were to set… 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