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Recent Article: Hyper-V Replica: New VM replication tool for cost-conscious IT shops

A walkthrough and my views of use cases for the new Hyper-V 3.0 Replica feature.  I have been impressed with its stability so far and for the price it has great potential in providing a cold copy of your VMs … Continue reading

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Recent Article: Using SCVMM PowerShell Cmdlets To Customize Hyper-V Live Migrations

As the sequel to my previous article "Overcoming Hyper-V Live Migration limitations with PowerShell cmdlets,”  here are some creative ways to exploit the SCVMM PowerShell cmdlet to make Hyper-V Live Migrations more friendly. “ For small IT shops, PowerShell cmdlets … Continue reading

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Advisory Board Question of the Month: Which new server virtualization technology are you most thankful for?

For the annual SearchServerVirtualization.com Thanksgiving Advisory Board question, the simple snapshot makes a repeat appearance for my Hyper-V feature I am most thankful for, but this time it is because of its new live merging capabilities in Hyper-V 3.0. “ … Continue reading

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Recent Article: Overcoming Hyper-V Live Migration Limitations with PowerShell CMDLets

With Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft lessened the feature gap between Hyper-V’s Live Migration and competitors’, but it still has some limitations. Thankfully, you can work around the shortcomings in Hyper-V Live Migration using Windows PowerShell cmdlets. Hyper-V Live Migration … Continue reading

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Recent Article: Highly Available Clusters for Test/Dev Environments?

Traditionally, many organization have utilized standalone hosts for test/dev VMs, but when does it start to make sense to place these workloads on a highly available clustered environment similar to your production VMs?   Where as there are less hard dollar … Continue reading

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Opinion: Virtualization moving to cloud computing pricing models: Is IT ready?

The SearchServerVirtualization.com Advisory Board looks at how VMware’s recent licensing changes toward a more usage based model might effect your organization.  What are the implications of usage-based virtualization licensing models on IT shops? Rob McShinsky, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center As VMware … Continue reading

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SearchServerMisinformation.com? Eric Gray at (Hyper-)VCritical.com makes a common stance.

VS. Eric is at it again with his usual VMware frame of reference on what seemed to me as a two way opinion based article by a couple of SearchServerVirutalization.com contributors, Greg Shields and Eric Siebert.  I couldn’t resist and … Continue reading

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Recent Article: LUN configuration best practices to boost virtual machine performance.

HERE is the prequel to the recent SearchServerVirtualization.com article “How many VMs should you put on a LUN?” “Advanced virtual machine (VM) storage options can improve performance, but their benefits will go only so far if your physical LUNs are … Continue reading

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Recent Article: Top Tips For Troubleshooting Hyper-V Backups

What you’ll learn in this tip: Hyper-V backups bring a whole new troubleshooting learning curve to ensure consistent and reliable recovery points for your virtual machines. Follow these common Hyper-V troubleshooting steps to give you a starting point to quickly … Continue reading

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Top 10 Server Virtualization Tips 2010

SearchServerVirtualization put out their “Top 10 Server Virtualization Tips of 2010”. Two of my articles made the list. 9. Why Hyper-V R2’s Cluster Shared Volumes saves time and money Microsoft Hyper-V R2’s Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is a file system … Continue reading

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