Hyper-V Live Migration and Linux VM’s

January 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

Let’s get this out of the way quickly.  Yes, you can run Linux virtual machines on a Hyper-V cluster and you can Live Migrate them.  I have SUSE Enterprise Linux 10 SP1 VM’s running on our cluster.  I can live migrate them from one host to another and not lose a ping packet [...]

Setting Up Public Key Based SSH Access To SLES

January 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

I needed to set up key based, rather than password based, access to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.  It’s more secure because it uses a public/private key pair rather than a password.  The user’s private key is stored on the client.  The private key for the user is stored on the [...]

Choosing a Linux to Run on Hyper-V

January 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

Become a Hyper-V administrator and sooner or later someone wants you to run Linux.  Hyper-V has support to run is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP1, 10 SP2 or 11, x86 or x64 as well as RedHat 5.2, and 5.3 with no IC’s.  Performance is important to me so I want my VM’s to have [...]

Can You P2V Linux?

December 1, 2009 // 3 Comments

Eek!  What a scary thought.  I was asked tonight if this was possible.  Not with VMM and not with VMware’s tools AFAIK.  I had no idea.  I did some searching.  Apparently PlateSpin can do it with PowerConvert.  There’s a messy solution for cloning Linux [...]
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