Faster Live Migration–Which Option Should You Choose?

Okay, now that I have talked about faster live migration with compression and faster live migration with RDMA – one of the first questions that comes to mind is: which option is right for you? When we were developing Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 we did a lot of testing to try and come… Read more

Faster Live Migration with RDMA in Windows Server 2012 R2

Today I want to go deep on faster live migration using RDMA.  In the past I have talked about faster live migration with compression – which is the default option for live migration in Windows Server 2012 R2 – but to me, faster live migration with RDMA is the more interesting topic to discuss. The… Read more

Veeam RDP virtual appliance for remote management of Hyper-V

Hyper-V has a number of options available for remote management.  System Center Virtual Machine Manager provides a great remote management experience.  The in-box Hyper-V manager works remotely, even in workgroup environments.  And if all else fails – you can always use Remote Desktop to connect to the Hyper-V server directly and manage things from there. … Read more

MAP Toolkit 9.0 now available

One of the more common questions that I get asked is this: “How can I figure out what I need to virtualize my environment, before I actually virtualize my environment?”.  Now, to most people this would sound like a “chicken and egg” problem (which came first?) but thankfully for me – we have the MAP… Read more

Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions for WS 2012 and WS 2012 R2

The Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions – a free extension to the Hyper-V SCOM management pack – has been updated for Windows Server 2012 R2.  It has also been updated to be able to monitor the state of extended replication relationships in Hyper-V. You can read more about this, and download it for yourself here: http://hypervmpe2012.codeplex.com/… Read more