Hyper-V Program Manager
I have just finished watching the VMworld keynote online. Here are some of my rough thoughts:
There was a fair amount of discussion around cloud and VDI. But I need more time to formulate my posts on those topics – so stay tuned over the next couple of days to hear about that
There was also a discussion about the SpringSource, but to be honest – I am a core virtualization guy, not a management guy. So I largely tuned out for this part.
My final thought at the moment: No love for VMware Workstation?
Agreed on their product range. Even when I was using ESX 3.X I only knew it and Virtual Center. Now I'm not dealing with their product I haven't a clue of their offerings. If you asked me to pick a product for a small or medium sized enterprise from them I'd have to ask for some time to get back to you.
I think they have a bit of an edge on the power side with the ability to leverage RAM oversubscription. That allows them to VMotion VM's to fewer hosts when demand is down and then power down idle hosts. Working for a company whose biggest IT cost is electricity, that is sweet.
"The result is that Hyper-V R2 virtual machines now use significantly less power. I will try to get a blog post written about this after I get back from my tradeshow run."
Please do, this is very useful info IMHO.
I've read and re read a lot of your notes but not being a guru, I got lost on step 1. Microsoft has the worst support route of any I've used and doesn't bother to respond more than half the time. I assume that the Win 7 capability is still geared to the business with Corel/Photoshop and the larage software programs. They will not answer those of us who have good monies tied up in 32 bit programs. We simply need the truth about how this 32 to 64 bit conversion and why it's such a mess.
Why can't ALL 32 bit programs run on the capability mode?