Microsoft announced the much anticipated Hyper-V Server Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) last week and they intend to launch the product in the coming thirty days. This Microsoft virtualization product is targeted at customers who want to benefit from Hyper-V, but want to keep their server environment a strict Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server or … Continue reading "About Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008"
In an anticipated PressPass release Microsoft yesterday announced new licensing rules, virtualization readiness events and extended support policies, targeted at its new Hyper-V virtualization family of products and its dreams of the 'dynamic data center'.
Designing and implementing a virtual environment on top of Hyper-V can be challenging. Placement of Active Directory Domain Controllers require additional consideration, especially in some Hyper-V scenario's where Active Directory membership is strictly needed.
Domain Controllers are perfect virtualization targets, but virtualizing a Domain Controller reintroduces possibilities to mess up the Domain Controller in ways most of the Directory Services Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and other Active Directory enthusiasts have been fixing since the dawn of Active Directory.
Virtualization offers huge benefits in flexibility, cost-effectiveness and eco-friendliness. However, some design choices need to be made towards deploying Active Directory Domain Controllers in virtual environments. Some of these choices are general choices, but some of them apply to Hyper-V enabled environments specifically. When deploying an Active Directory environment, either for test or production purposes, … Continue reading "Active Directory in Hyper-V environments, Part 1"
Whenever I hear Server Core and Hyper-V used in one sentence I get a big smile on my face. Here's how to install a freshly created Server Core installation with Hyper-V RTM in six easy to follow steps on your Server Core console
With the recent release of Hyper-V the big question is "Am I using the latest version?". Especially since you can't easily upgrade to the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version in some scenarios (without having to recreate your Hyper-V-based virtual guests that is), it's important to know your version of Hyper-V and Integration Components to plan … Continue reading "Determining your Hyper-V version and upgrade method"