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Hyper-V


February 29, 2012  5:06 PM

Veeam now supports Hyper-V!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Hyper-V, Veeam, Virtualization

Hi folks, if you're been reading my blog, you know that I'm a huge fan of the Veeam product in the VMware world. It's great for backup, easy to configure and a cheap pricepoint! Well now the latest version of Veeam supports Hyper-V! So now for those of you that decide you want to go the Hyper-V...

January 31, 2012  10:06 PM

Using Microsoft SCOM to Monitor VMware



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Hyper-V, Microsoft, nworks, nworks 5.7, plugin, R2, SCOM, Server 2008, System Center 2012, System Center Operations Manager 2007, vCenter, Veeam, Virtualization, vSphere

Hi folks! So you have Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and you want to monitor not just Hyper-V but VMware vSphere too? Some people are content to use a myriad of tools under multiple panes of glass, but If or one prefer the single pane of glass for my monitoring. Well the good...


August 31, 2010  9:35 PM

Lack of Certified Virtualized people!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, Hyper-V, virtualization training, VMWare

Hi everyone! This is a quick shout out to all of you fellow techies out there. I'm finding that up here in Canada we have a severe lack of officially trained certified individuals in virtualization. Whether it's Hyper-V, VMware, or Citrix. Sure there are a few people out there, and some are...


February 27, 2009  9:09 PM

The new HP Blade: HP ProLiant BL495c



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BL 495, BL495, flex-10, HP BL495c, HP ProLiant BL495c G5, Hyper-V, virtual connect, Virtualization, VMWare

Hi folks, today I wanted to talk about the new BL495c blade from HP. This is a Blade server that was made just for virtualization. How you ask?


October 11, 2008  8:49 PM

Hyper-V standalone version announced…Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX 3i, Hyper-V, standalone, Virtualization, VMWare

Hi folks, as you may have heard by now, Microsoft has announced the standalone version of Hyper-V! They have decided to call it Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. It should be interesting to see what this announcement yields in the virtual world. Hyper-V Server 2008 does not have support for...


September 29, 2008  6:24 AM

The virtualization wars are slowly starting to yield some benefits!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, backup agents, Backup Exec, ESX, ESXi, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Symantec, Symantec Backup Exec 12.5, virtual, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, windows agent

So this just in. Just in case if you were still wondering if there was anything to the virtualization mantra that is being constantly recited through the IT community, Symantec has announced that you no longer need to purchase individual Symantec Backup Exec agents for each guest OS that exists on...


September 22, 2008  4:42 AM

Paul Chan is leaving VMWare



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Hyper-V, hypervisor, Microsoft, Paul Chan, Vice President of Product Development, VMWare

Hi folks, this just in from the VMWare world. Paul Chan, Vice President of Product Development at VMWare is hitting the road! This guy has been working for VMWare for 7 years and is now finally leaving the company. Considering the recent shakeup at VMWare with Diane Greene, former CEO, what does...


September 7, 2008  11:00 PM

Hyper-V and NIC teaming and Quick Migration



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESXi, Hyper-V, NIC TEaming, Quick Migration, quick motion, Update 2, vmotion, VMWare

Apparently Microsoft's new Hyper-V product is not compatible with NIC teaming. I hope Microsoft quickly resolves this as not being able to team NICS to provide redundancy in 24/7 servers is a big issue. Also another area where Microsoft seems to be deficient is with Quick Migration. VMWare's...


August 25, 2008  4:11 PM

Microsoft relaxes licensing around virtual mobility for 41 server applications



Posted by: Raj Perumal
41 server applications, Application server license mobility, ESX, ESX 3.5, Hyper-V, Microsoft licensing, New Microsoft Licensing and Support Eases Path to Virtu, quick motion, virtual licensing, virtual machines, virtual mobility, virtual mobility licensing, vmotion, VMWare

Hi folks, before when you had to move virtual machines from one server to another using technologies like vmotion you had to ensure you had a license for the server applications on both host physical servers. The only way you could move this was if you did it once every 90 days. Microsoft has...


August 16, 2008  2:57 PM

VMWare Update 2 Bug Fixed



Posted by: Raj Perumal
August 12th bug, http://kb2.vmware.com/kb/1006716.html, Hyper-V, Update 2 Bug, Update 2 bug fix, Update 2 bug resolution, Update 2 time bomb, Virtualization, VMWare, XenServer

As you may have now heard, VMWare has fixed the bug with update 2. They pulled the update and were finally able to release a fix. What does this tell us?

Even the largest of companies can have issues with their Q&A processes. No matter how perfect we endeavour to be there is always...


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