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September, 2008

  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V: Scripting Fixed VHD Creation

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    This script is practically identically to the one for creating a dynamically expanding virtual hard disk .  The big thing to be aware of is that creation of a fixed size virtual hard disk takes a lot longer - so you need to make sure you handle the...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Update for Hyper-V to support 24 logical processor systems

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    Last week we released an update that enables Hyper-V to run on systems with 24 logical processors.  For example, a quad processor 6-core system.  The update also allows you to run up to 192 virtual machines on such a system.  A couple of...
  • Ben Armstrong

    SimAnt under Virtual PC

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    This is one of my favorite not-so-well-known computer games.  Released in 1991, designed by Will Wright (the maker of SimCity) it is a quite whacky game.  You lead an Ant colony and attempt to: Build your nest Secure a food supply Defeat - Spiders...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V: Scripting Dynamic VHD Creation

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    Today I would like to show you some basic scripts for creating a new dynamically expanding virtual hard disk.  The tricky thing about doing this is that the WMI interfaces for creating virtual hard disks expect the size of the new virtual hard disk...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Symantec Backup Exec for Windows available with Hyper-V support

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    One of the cool features of Hyper-V is our built-in support for backing up running virtual machines with zero service downtime via VSS.  The problem is that in order to fully utilize this functionality you need to have a backup program with specific...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V VSS HotFix Available

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    We recently released KB956697 for Hyper-V. This hotfix addresses a specific issue that we have identified with VSS support under Hyper-V.  The issue is that if you have any invalid / corrupt / missing virtual machine configuration files - VSS will...
  • Ben Armstrong

    More details on Hyper-V Server...

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    Are available here: http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/default.mspx Including a side by side comparison of Hyper-V Server to Windows Server. Cheers, Ben
  • Ben Armstrong

    RTM of Linux Integration Components for Hyper-V Now Available

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    After a short delay, the RTM build of the Linux Integration Components for Hyper-V can now be downloaded from connect.microsoft.com (You need to register for this - but registration is free and easy). These integration components contain some critical...
  • Ben Armstrong

    VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool

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    Matthijs ten Seldam has produced a cool tool that allows you to take your existing Virtual PC / Virtual Server .VMC files and import them into Hyper-V.  This tool does not do any fix-up on the virtual hard disk (i.e. you will still need to uninstall...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtualization Launch Event

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    So while I was off at TechEd New Zealand and TechEd Australia (having a great time!) we had our big virtualization launch event - so now that I am back I thought I had better (belatedly) post the important information: Microsoft Hyper-V Server,...
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