Microsoft-Red Hat Virtualization

יום שישי, אוקטובר 30, 2009

Hi all, Microsoft recently announced that customers can now deploy Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux and a range of select applications, virtualized on Red Hat and Microsoft virtualization products, knowing that the combined solutions will be supported by both companies. Here are the details: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 have passed cert tests when running on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. See more at RedHat's certified hardware site. Windows Server 2003/...
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Windows Server 2008 SP2 has been released and is supported for Exchange 2007

יום חמישי, יולי 9, 2009

Exchange 2007 is supported on Windows 2008 SP2. This will be also true for the upcoming Exchange 2007 SP2, when it releases. Hardware ecosystem support and enhancements SP2 adds support for the 64-bit central processing unit (CPU) from VIA Technologies, which adds the ID and vendor strings for the new VIA 64-bit CPU. SP2 integrates the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless, which contains support for Bluetooth v2.1 and Windows Connect Now (WCN) Wi-Fi Configuration. Bluetooth v2.1 is the most recent specification for Bluetooth wireless technology. SP2 improves performance for Wi-Fi connections after resuming from...

Hyper-V & SQL consolidation at Microsoft IT

יום חמישי, מרץ 19, 2009

A new white paper has been published that compares the options to use multiple instances of SQL without Hyper-V with having multiple virtual machines with single instances of SQL Server. Not only it looks at the different pros and cons, but also provides interesting performance information. Here's are the topics covered in this 26-page white paper: Executive Overview Introduction Considerations for Consolidation and Virtualization Identification of Underutilized Servers ...
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Can you open all Office 2007 apps in less then 0.5 seconds?? (no, you can’t)

Samsung techies linked 24 of the company's 256GB SSD (Solid State Drives) together in a RAID configuration with the hopes of making the fast SSDs even faster. The system actually reaches a whooping transfer speeds of 2GBps (!!). Amazing how disks become the real bottlenecks of today's computers. Check out this video, you don’t see that kind of speed every day :)
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IBM Deployment Pack for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

יום שלישי, דצמבר 9, 2008

The IBM Deployment Pack for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is a deployment kit that extends Configuration Manager 2007 by providing IBM utilities, drivers, and custom tasks for creating automated deployment scripts for IBM target servers. The IBM extensions are available as built-in actions within the Configuration Manager menus. The IBM Deployment Pack includes various IBM and third-party tools that are needed to configure items such as RAID adapters, management cards, BIOS settings, and other vendor specific settings that are required when deploying servers. While it is true these types of activities can be manually added to...
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