The musings of an IT Consultant:

Hyper-V


August 3, 2008  10:46 PM

Citrix XenServer also Available for Free



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, ESXi 3.5, Hyper-V, Virtualization, VMWare, XenServer, XenServer Express Edition

Amongst all the hype about Hyper-V and VMWare's ESXi 3.5, I think a lot of people tend to forget about the other offerings out there. Hyper-V is essentially free, available for a very low cost if you buy the Windows 2008 version with it on it. Frankly, I don't know why you would buy the version...

August 2, 2008  8:16 PM

Bare Metal Hypervisors



Posted by: Raj Perumal
bare metal, bare metal hypervisor, Citrix, Citrix XenServer, ESX Server, ESXi, ESXi 3.5, Hyper-V, hypervisor, IT consultant, IT Consulting, Level 1 hypervisor, level 2 hypervisor, Microsoft, Virtualization, VMWare, XenServer

With Hyper-V out now, the virtualization marketing machine from all the different virtualization companies is in full swing. The battle is on and it looks like it's going to be an ugly one. With virtualization pros on either side spouting the virtues of their product and claiming why one is better...


July 28, 2008  8:03 PM

VMWare’s ESXi vs Hyper-V, the details on what free really means



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESXi, ESXi 3.5, Hyper-V, hypervisor, IT consultant, virtual machines, Windows Server 2008

I was speaking to a co-worker today and he pointed me towards Mike's blog at http://mikedatl.typepad.com/mikedvirtualization/2008/07/esx-35i-for-fre.html. After reading through it, it was obvious he...


July 24, 2008  3:16 PM

VMWare to offer ESXi for Free



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX 3.5, ESXi, ESXi 3.5, ESXi 3.5 differences, eWeek, Hyper-V, hypervisor, service console, VMWare

Hi folks, if you haven't already heard the exciting news, VMWare is going to be offering their ESXi product for free starting July 28th! This is obviously being done to compete with Microsoft's Hyper-V. This is great news in my opinion as it will really foster great competition between the two...


July 14, 2008  3:50 AM

The Confusion with Hyper-V and 32 bit vs 64 bit



Posted by: Raj Perumal
32 bit, 64 bit, Core, Hyper-V, IT consultant, Virtualization, Windows 2008

Now that Hyper-V is available, I know a lot of people are raring to go ready to try it out. I know a few people have been bit by not knowing the system requirements, especially in regards to 32 bit vs 64 bit so I figured I'd mention a bit about it here.

Hyper-V as many people know is...


July 12, 2008  6:20 PM

Check your thermals…



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blades, cooling, Hyper-V, IT consultant, thermal, thermal efficiency, thermal management, virtual, Virtualization, VMWare, Windows 2008, Windows Server 2008 Core

With it being summer, it's got me thinking about heat on a daily basis. Especially server room heat. I've been through my fair share of server rooms and I've seen all sorts of solutions to the ever increasing heat problem. It seems more and more applications require a specific server to run;...


July 10, 2008  2:02 PM

Windows 2008 and Itanium Feature Support



Posted by: Raj Perumal
64 bit, Hyper-V, ia64, Integrity, Itanium, Windows Server 2008

I recently tried to implement Windows 2008 on an HP Integrity server and wanted to share a bit about my experiences. One of the things that Microsoft says is they support Windows 2008 on an Itanium box.

 I was able to install Windows 2008 in Full installation mode on the Itanium box....


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