Hyper-V Clustering

If you haven’t seen this one yet – Robert Larson has done an excellent post on how to configure Hyper-V Clustering: http://blogs.technet.com/roblarson/archive/2007/12/17/building-a-host-cluster-with-hyper-v-beta-1.aspx Cheers, Ben… Read more

Installing the Hyper-V Beta in a Core configuration

Today I would like to talk about installing Hyper-V on a Windows Server Core configuration.  All you need to do is: Follow steps 1 to 4 from Installing the Hyper-V Beta. Proceed through the installation screens and select to do a "Server Core Installation"   (Note that this screen shot shows all the installation options… Read more

Installing Windows Server 2008 on the Hyper-V Beta

So once you have the Hyper-V Beta installed and up and running you will probably want to start making virtual machines and playing with them.  Of all the possible guest operating systems – Windows Server 2008 is the ‘premier’ one, in both performance and ease of installation. To install Windows Server 2008 on the Hyper-V… Read more

Installing the Hyper-V Beta

A couple of people have already posted on how to get going with the Hyper-V beta – but I thought I would try and do a detailed step-by-step guide.  So here we go: The first thing to do is to make sure you have the right hardware.  To quote from the release notes: “Hyper-V requires… Read more

Virtualization Podcast with Eric Traut

Go check it out: http://www.dabcc.com/podcastdetail.aspx?id=43 Stolen directly from DABCC: In the following Microsoft Virtualization Podcast, Douglas Brown interviews Eric Traut, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer. Eric is responsible for the Windows Kernel and Virtualization development teams at Microsoft, and in many ways, is the “father of Microsoft virtualization.” Doug and Eric discuss what’s new with Microsoft virtualization… Read more

Hyper-V Beta Demo’s

Check them out: Video: Symmetric Multiprocessing with Windows Server virtualization (Hyper-V) Video: Virtual networking with Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V Video: Virtual storage for Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V Cheers, Ben… Read more

Hyper-V Beta now available for download!

Go and get it while it’s hot: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8F22F69E-D1AF-49F0-8236-2B742B354919&displaylang=en This is Windows Server 2008 RC1 with the Hyper-V Beta components.  Lots of changes since the preview, huge improvements in performance, stability and compatibility as well as: Support for installing Hyper-V on Windows Server core. Support for clustering of Hyper-V. Support for VSS backup of Hyper-V. Integration… Read more

Server and Domain Isolation Demo VM’s

Thanks to Dugie for bring this to my attention – there is a great server and domain isolation demo set of virtual machines available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=13a0ab69-2113-482e-a6d1-911aff9e9e2d&displaylang=en Now, there are two reasons why you should check this demo out: It is a great ‘ready to go’ demo of why you want to use IPSec… Read more