Friday afternoon hardware

As is often the case – I have spent most of my Friday afternoon working on my test lab in my office.  This week I have a new toy to play with:


That is a pair of 10G network adapters with the appropriate cable to connect them.  This is actually the first time I have been able to get some 10G networking equipment for myself (most of the good hardware goes straight to the central test lab – and is never seen by us Program Managers).  I have just managed to get it all working – and am looking forward to seeing what it does to my live migration times.

Speaking of which – and I know I have blogged this before, but it really is useful – if you are planning your network configuration for live migration, this is a great place to start: Hyper-V: Live Migration Network Configuration Guide