Performing a Live Migration demo for

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LiveAccountPictureFramed On November 24, 2009 HP Netherlands and (the Dutch Hyper-V Community) organize a special meeting. Between 9 AM and 12 AM several speakers will contribute to a deep dive into the possibilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 and the use of Microsofts desktop virtualization products. It’ll be fun hanging out with Jaap Wesselius and Hans Vredevoort, the guys behind

About the event

The event will be held at HP Netherlands at Startbaan 13, Amstelveen. The website for the event is located at The Hyper-V meeting in the left hand pane. You can also use this deeplink. Attending the meeting is free of charge. No such thing as a free lunch? Apparently, there’s also a free lunch…



HyperVServer2008R2 I’ll be performing a demo. Using three Dell Latitude E6500 laptops and a Gb switch, I will be setting up a Live Migration environment within 45 minutes.

Of course I’ll have my Active Directory Domain Controller and iSCSI targets available before I start, so it’ll be a piece of the proverbial cake to connect the two Hyper-V Servers to the iSCSI box, manage disks, set up clustering, create a VM and live migrate it.

Cluster.exe, Diskpart.exe, various Microsoft Management Consoles (MMCs) and of course PowerShell will be shown during the demo, to provide a complete picture on the possibilities of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Failover Clustering.

For those of you, that attended Tech·Ed Europe 2009 last week; Yes, indeed. I will be redelivering Joachim Nässlanders session. I pimped it in certain areas, but the goal and he core of the session remains. If you’re watching this blog closely, you should’ve already been able to pick up Joachim and I are becoming pretty good friends. Now all we need is a duo-session 😉

Hope to see you there!

Author: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is the author of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, speaker and blogger at and He is awarded Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard and VMware vExpert. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Since 2016, Veeam has awarded Sander with the Veeam Vanguard award.