Earlier this year, Unitrends announced a new software-only product called Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB) that protects virtual and physical environments both locally and in the cloud. UEB is available as a virtual appliance integrated with both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere, and offers all the advantages of their physical backup appliance solutions, but with the [...]
Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V, a couple of weeks ago announced the release of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v3.5, becoming the first Hyper-V Backup solution provider to fully support Windows Server 2012, including support for CSV, Volume Shadow Copies of SMB 3.0 and more.
Aidan Finn just announced Hyper-V Server 2012 RTM! Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is a hypervisor-based server virtualization product that enables you to consolidate workloads, helping organizations improve server utilization and reduce costs. Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product that contains the hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, virtualization capabilities, and supporting components such as failover [...]
Two virtualization whitepapers have been recently published to introduce Hyper-V and Microsoft desktop virtualization. These whitepapers will be useful to everyone with only basic knowledge of virtualization and consider using it in their environment to reduce costs and improve business agility. Whitepaper #1: Everything you need to know about implementing Hyper-V. Aidan Finn provides [...]
Microsoft has released version 3.1. of the Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V. Linux Integration Services are a set of drivers that enable synthetic device support in supported Linux virtual machines under Hyper-V. The supported operating systems for 3.1 are Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 and 6.1 x86 and x64 (Up to 4 vCPU) and [...]
At the 2011 Microsoft worldwide partner conference, Jeff Woolsey showed a first sneak peek of the Windows Server codename “8”. As he said, Windows Server 8 will bring us a dozen of new features, but he demoed two, both connected with Hyper-V. Virtual machines with more than 16 logical processors Hyper-V replica, which will allow [...]
Leaked Windows 8 builds revealed one new feature: Hyper-V 3.0! Hyper-V 3.0 for Windows 8 will be installed via Control panel, offering a dozen new features.
As a part of its interoperability efforts, Microsoft announced it will add support for the CentOS on Hyper-V. CentOS, operating system used mostly in hosting environment, will now be supported by Microsoft and integration components will be available for the installation. As I know, so far hosting companies have been using virtualized CentOS, but probably [...]
As reported on Techycentral, first service pack for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is now available to download. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 could be describer as a “operating system” with only one role – Hyper-V. It is free, lightweight and great solution for your virtual environment. It has no GUI, so you have to [...]
Always read prerequisites. Period. I will be speaking at the Microsoft Network conference in Bosnia and Herzegovina this Thursday about Dynamic memory. I already spoke twice about DM, and I have a slide explaining prerequisites for the guest operating system, among which are the Enterprise or Ultimate version of Vista/Windows7. I know that, and I [...]« Previous Entries