Virtualization


How To Rebuild a Failed RAID Array

Brien walks you through how to repair a failed drive within a storage pool to quickly get you up and running after an error occurs.

How To Interact With Virtual Disks Through PowerShell

Here's how to differentiate between OS virtual disks and virtual machine virtual disks.

How To Make Use of Hyper-V Replicas

Besides using replicas as protective backups, they can be used for testing purposes.

Windows Server 2012 R2's Hyper-V Networking Improvements

Microsoft's tweaks make it easier to fail over to a second datacenter when issues occur.

Dell Event Highlights Virtual Desktop and Management Solutions

Dell is showcasing its enterprise management software, virtual desktop infrastructure solutions and storage products as part of its Dell World event.

Microsoft Releases Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 R2 with Windows 8.1 Support

The R2 version of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 got released this week.

The Disappearing Windows Server GUI, Revisited

Brien retreads the idea of System Center taking over the role of Windows Server's GUI and explains how it can be used as the single window to a cluster of VMs.

Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 for Windows 7 Available

Microsoft this week released a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.1 update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

Microsoft and VMware Interop Bridged with Veeam Management Pack

Veeam's latest update to its Management Pack connect the interoperational gap between Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager and VMware.

SUSE Cloud 2.0 Includes Hyper-V Support

Linux-based SUSE Cloud 2.0, which was released last week, now includes "full support" for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor.

Oracle VM Previews Now Available on Windows Azure

Microsoft and Oracle have released previews of virtual machine images that enable Oracle workloads to run on Windows Azure.

Prepare Your Shop for Software-Defined Networking

Virtual networks are the future of your datacenter. Here's what you need to know about implementing SDN.

Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Preview Available

Microsoft has rolled out a limited public preview of a Windows Azure-based disaster recovery solution for private clouds.

Hyper-V on the Rise: Will It Take Over with 3.0?

As Microsoft's decidedly improved hypervisor continues to grow with each upgrade, it's starting to draw more and more attention from the enterprise and third-party vendors.

Microsoft Expands Remote Desktop Use Rights on Windows Azure

Microsoft is now allowing service providers to use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Azure as part of their service offerings.

Microsoft Profiles Hyper-V Improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft recently showed off new Hyper-V improvements to come with Windows Server 2012 R2.

Deploying Virtual Machines via Windows Azure

A first look at how you can run server instances in the new Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service public cloud offering.

V-locity 4 Review: Optimize Your Virtual Guest Machines

Best known for its Diskeeper software, Condusiv is also adding new capabilities to enable organizations to increase performance from virtual servers with V-locity 4.

Adding More Space to Your Virtual Server Disks

Brien shares his experience of beefing up thse size of his virtual drives with physical storage.

Can't Use DHCP? Try VMM 2012 IP Pools

System Center 2012 SP1's Virtual Machine Manager IP pools offer the same zero-effort IP addressing experience that desktop administrators have enjoyed for years.

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