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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 SP1 Here We Come… With Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX For Hyper-V

    I’ve been waiting and waiting to post this and today I can… Today we officially announced Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack 1 – with service pack 1 we will be releasing two great features for Hyper-V.  The first is Dynamic Memory which allows virtual machines to automatically adjust the amount...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V VMMS Certificate Expiration Problem and Resolution

    In the coming days/weeks some of you may see some new errors from Hyper-V.  The first is an error when you try and use VMConnect or SCVMM to connect to a running virtual machine – the error is “ Cannot connect to the virtual machine because the authentication certificate is expired or invalid. Would...
  • Blog Post: Red Hat Support Coming To Hyper-V

    Last night Mike Neil posted to the Virtualization Team Blog regarding a new agreement between Microsoft and Red Hat to bring Red Hat guest support to Hyper-V.  Take a look at Mike’s full blog post Microsoft and Red Hat Cooperative Technical Support and/or the Red Hat press release Red Hat Moves...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta Released

    The Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta has been posted on the download center along with an overview document and a setup and configuration guide. Please note that all features, support, configuration etc… is subject to change as this is a beta Download Links Microsoft Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta… Ohh and Windows 7 too…

    Unless you’ve been under a rock all day you know that Windows 7 Beta was announced and released last night – along with Windows 7 Beta we also announced and released Server 2008 R2 (formally known as Windows 7 Server).  If you have an MSDN subscription you can download the new hotness right now...
  • Blog Post: VHD Servicing Tool 2.0

    About a month ago I posted about the VHD Servicing tool ( Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool ).  Version 2.0 of that tool was made available on December 5th – among other things this version adds support for Hyper-V (a definite plus).   Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0 Brief Description...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Reviewers Guide Posted

    The Windows Server 2008 R2 (Beta) Reviewers Guide has been posted, 74 pages of riveting marketing stuff about Windows Server 2008 R2 – they actually do a pretty good job talking about a new clustering feature specifically for Hyper-V named Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).  CSV allows multiple cluster...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTM’ed Today!

    A big pat on the back for our friends in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager team – they have released SCVMM 2008.  This release supports Hyper-V, Virtual Server and VMware!  You can download the evaluation of SCVMM at http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/virtualmachinemanager/en/us...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hyper-V Server Available Now – For FREE!

    You can now download Microsoft Hyper-V Server for free from Microsoft Download center.  It’s pretty cool take a look (after all it’s free). Download Links: English | Chinese Traditional (ZH-TW) | All Other Languages   Taylor Brown Hyper-V Integration Test Lead http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Update For System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Managed Servers

    If you are using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to manage your Hyper-V hosts you should download and install KB956589 on your Hyper-V hosts.  This update resolves several issues to improve reliability when using SCVMM to manage you Hyper-V hosts.   Link To The Update:  ...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V QFE Released For VSS Enabled Backup Issue

    If you use Windows Server Backup or any other VSS aware backup utility you should make sure and pick up KB956697 – Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V VSS writer is not used during a backup job because of corrupted or invalid virtual machine configuration files.   next time we should go for a shorter title...
  • Blog Post: Free Hyper-V + Live Migration + SCVMM

    Yesterday was the official launch for Hyper-V.  I was able to attend a good chunk of the day and there was a lot of excitement around Hyper-V and more about the direction and the future of Virtualization. If you missed the event a lot of the content including the key note session from Bob Muglia...
  • Blog Post: Happy Virtualization Launch Day!

    Today is the launch for Microsoft Virtualization including Hyper-V.  I will be attending parts of the launch event (unfortunately I have a few other commitments in Redmond so I can’t stay for the whole event).  I will post any major news at it occurs though out the day.  See http://www...
  • Blog Post: New Virtualization Feed

    The Microsoft marketing team has setup a Virtualization blog RSS aggregator at http://www.virtualizationfeed.com … They are syndicating the first part of every post related to Virtualization, Hyper-V, SCVMM etc… from ‘the most knowledgeable bloggers on the topic of virualization’ ( obviously they where...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide (Version 1)

    I am happy to announce that the Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide went live at the end of last week.  This is the first version of this document, I am told that additional sections will be added as they are completed and reviewed.   Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide Abstract This guide...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V RTM On Windows Update!

    On June 26th Hyper-V RTM (KB950050) was released to the Microsoft Download Center.  As of this morning the same content is now on Windows Update as a recommended update to all Windows Server 2008 machines – yeah!         Taylor Brown Hyper-V Integration Test Lead http://blogs...
  • Blog Post: Ship It! Hyper-V RTM Released To Download Center!

    Back in December we released Hyper-V Beta, followed by RC0 in March, RC1 in May and now RTM in June!  This has been one heck of a ride – it’s pretty cool to see this feature go from design, to code, to binaries, to working binaries.  And it’s been really personally inspiring to see how excited...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM - System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta: Update For Hyper-V RC1

    The SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) team has released an update to Virtual Machine Manager 2008 beta for Hyper-V RC1. Instructions to download and install the update can be found on Clive Watson’s blog at SCVMM 2008 beta (Update for Hyper-V RC1) . Enjoy and Happy Virtualizing! - Taylor...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Available on Windows Update!

    The Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of Hyper-V is now available as a optional update on Windows Update. Optional updates are not installed automatically by default. To install the update open the Windows Update control panel and click “ View available updates ” under the “ Install Updates ” button. Then check...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V RC1 Release Available on Microsoft Download Center!

    Apologies for a lack of a new post on the WMI scripts, look for a new double part post Wednesday morning. I was a bit busy with Hyper-V RC1! As of 2AM PST I am very happy to be the first (I think) to announce Hyper-V RC1 is now available for public download via the Microsoft Download Center. I want...
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