Failover Clustering

The Sanbolic Melio FS (File System) With Hyper-V

March 10, 2010 // 4 Comments

I was contacted last month by Eva Helen in Sanbolic to see if I’d be interested in learning more about their Melio FS product.  I knew little about it and was keen to learn.  So Eva got David Dupuis to give me a demo.  Dave just ran an hour long demo on LiveMeeting with me and I [...]

Live Migration Network Configuration Guide

February 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released a configuration guide on how to set up networking cards in a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster with Live Migration.  There’s been a bit of confusion on this topic for those who are new to Hyper-V and failover clustering.  It hasn’t been helped with various [...]

Multi-Site Live Migration Clustering Whitepaper By HP

February 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

I just saw a tweet by one of the Microsoft virtualisation feeds, announcing that HP had released a white paper on how to do Hyper-V Live Migration/clustering across multiple sites using the HP StorageWorks Cluster Extension. “This paper briefly touches upon the Hyper-V and Cluster Extension (CLX) [...]

Can You Install Hyper-V in a VM?

December 2, 2009 // 6 Comments

The answer is sort of.  Strictly speaking it is possible.  You can indeed enable the Hyper-V role in a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  I’ve done it on both OS’s on both VMware Workstation 6.5 and on Hyper-V.  Logically this means you can deploy [...]

How W2008 R2 Live Migration Works

November 29, 2009 // 1 Comment

Let’s recap the different types of migration that we can get with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Quick Migration: Leveraging Windows Failover Clustering, a VM is treated as a clustered resource.  To quick migrate, the running state is saved to disk [...]
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