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June 21, 2009  3:41 PM

How To Shrink VMware Virtual Disk Files (.vmdk) (Windows OS installed as Guest).



Posted by: Michael Khanin
shrink, virtual disk, vmdk

Recently I worked on building VM Appliance and when I was ready to convert my VM to appliance I've figured out that virtual disk is too big. So, I did what I usually do in this situation. And now I'd like to show how you...

April 28, 2009  1:36 PM

Join ITStuff.ca



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Blades, HP Servers, Hyper-V, Virtualization, vmware, Windows

I'd like to let everybody know about my new (rebuild) blog, ITStuff.ca. This blog dedicated to IT...


February 22, 2009  4:36 PM

Microsoft, Red Hat to Offer Joint Technical Support



Posted by: Michael Khanin
hypervisors, RHEL, virtualized

Microsoft and Red Hat announced this morning that they have recently signed agreements to test and validate their server operating systems running on one another's hypervisors. This is deeply significant as it means that customers will be able to confidently deploy Windows Server and Red Hat...


January 30, 2009  5:31 AM

Free Virtualization E-Learning Collection Available



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Virtualization, Virtualization E-Learning

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December 30, 2008  9:36 PM

Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide: Hyper-V and Failover Clustering



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Failover Clustering, Hyper-V, Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

The Hyper-V role enables you to create a virtualized server computing environment using a technology that is part of the Windows Server® 2008 operating system. This solution is provided through Hyper-V. You can use a virtualized computing environment to improve...


December 30, 2008  9:12 PM

How to Trick System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Prerequisites Checking



Posted by: Michael Khanin
SCVMM, System Centercentre Virtual Machine Manager requires Wi

One of the software requirements for VMM is Windows PowerShell v1. If we try to install SCVMM Administrator Console, we could get this error in the prerequisites dialog: "System Centercentre Virtual Machine Manager requires Windows PowerShell 1.0." We can see this error in two...


December 30, 2008  8:41 PM

Top Issues for Microsoft Support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Hyper-V, Microsoft Support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

After a few months of supporting customers, Microsoft has enough case data to report on the top issues being reported for Hyper-V. The issues are categorized with the top issue(s) in each category listed with possible resolutions and additional comments as needed. Continue


December 30, 2008  8:10 PM

How to enable Windows Server Backup support for the Hyper-V VSS Writer



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Virtual Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2008

To be able use VSS based backups of Hyper-V VMs using Windows Server Backup, we need to add the following registry keys to register the Hyper-V VSS Writer with Windows Server Backup. WindowsServerBackup key is not created when we...


December 29, 2008  9:29 PM

Understanding Microsoft Virtualization – Free eBook



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Application Virtualization, Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0, Virtual Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2008

This is the book for IT professionals who want to learn more about the latest Microsoft virtualization technologies, including Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft Application...


December 25, 2008  5:33 PM

Managing Virtualization with SCVMM and Powershell



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Hyper-V, PowerShell, SCVMM, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, VMWare ESX

Take an inside look at Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager from an architectural and experience a real world view. See how SCVMM and PowerShell can help you manage your virtualized environment seamlessly. The session...


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