Virtualisation

Publish Internet Explorer From XP Mode

February 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

Do you want to use an older version of IE on Windows 7?  You cannot install an older version natively; you have to use IE8.  Compatibility mode may fix most things but there’s possibly that LOB application that won’t play nice.  You can do things like get the app vendors to [...]

Windows Server 2008 R2 Licensing Overview

February 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

“The Windows Server 2008 R2 licensing guide provides an in-depth overview of the Windows Server 2008 R2 core product offerings, including product names, available sales channels, licensing models, and number of running instances allowed per license in physical and virtual operating system [...]

I Prefer Working With VM’s

February 4, 2010 // 2 Comments

Today I was working with one of my colleagues to upgrade an application we are running on some physical servers.  We’re both working from home with a VPN connection into the data centre.  Reboots were required.  This is the bit I hate … a continuous ping times out for what feels [...]

Using VMM 2008 R2 For V2V

February 3, 2010 // 3 Comments

It is possible using Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 to migrate virtual machines from one hardware virtualisation platform to another.  This is known as Virtual to Virtual or V2V.  The possible migrations you can do are: Migrate from Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 to Hyper-V Migrate a VMware [...]

Monitor CSV Free Space?

February 3, 2010 // 9 Comments

This is something that struck me today.  I was doing some checks in Operations Manager to see what free space was like on some of the servers we run online backup services with.  Then I thought – let’s have a look at the cluster shared volume on our Hyper-V cluster.  The problem [...]

Rough Guide To Setting Up A Hyper-V Cluster

January 29, 2010 // 16 Comments

EDIT: 18 months after I wrote it, this post continues to be one of my most popular.  Here is some extra reading for you if this topic is of interest: Planning CSV and Backup – goes through the process of designing cluster shared volumes, and hammers home why backup policy must be considered [...]
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