About Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

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"

Active Directory in Hyper-V environments, Part 1

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"

Determining your Hyper-V version and upgrade method

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"