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February, 2011

  • Ben Armstrong

    Updated Hyper-V Best Practice Analyzer

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    Last April we released the first Hyper-V Best Practice Analyzer .  This has been one of our top Hyper-V related downloads – and we have received lots of good feedback about this tool. Last week we released an update for the Hyper-V Best Practice...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Master of Orion II under Windows Virtual PC–part 2

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    A long time ago I blogged about playing Master of Orion II under Virtual PC .  In this post I talked about using the DOS version of Master of Orion II. Recently I was asked if it was possible to run the Windows version of Master of Orion II under...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Getting out of trouble with SCVMM

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    I have been using SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) more and more in my home environment of late.  But I also keep getting myself in trouble – usually because I keep on trying to do things the “Hyper-V way”. Recently– I tried to do a...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM–Now available for all!

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    I am very happy to see that the final version of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is now available for everyone.  You can either wait for it to appear through Windows Update – or you can go and download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V Architectural Poster updated for SP1

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    The ever popular Hyper-V Architectural Poster has recently been updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 – and now has sections for Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX: You can download the full version from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V CPU Scheduling–Part 4

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    Now that I have discussed the various CPU resource controls that are available for Hyper-V virtual machines – I thought I would take a moment to answer a couple of the common questions I have heard about CPU resource control: Can you use the virtual machine...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V CPU Scheduling–Part 3

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    Having talked about the virtual machine reserve and the virtual machine limit – the next logical stop in the discussion of how Hyper-V schedules virtual machine CPU time is relative weight. “Relative weight” is the third processor resource control setting...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V CPU Scheduling–Part 2

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    Yesterday I started talking about how Hyper-V schedules virtual processors – and spent most of my time talking about the virtual machine reserve.  Today I would like to continue the discussion – but to now focus on the virtual machine limit. Virtual...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V CPU Scheduling–Part 1

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    The other day I was approached by someone at Microsoft with questions about how Hyper-V schedules virtual processors, and how customers use the controls we provide.  I was surprised to discover that I had not blogged on this topic. Today I want to...
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