Infrastructure & Management User Group Summary – 18/11/2009

יום חמישי, נובמבר 19, 2009

Hi guys, It was very nice meeting you all yesterday at the re-birth of the Infrastructure & Management User Group. Below is the presentation for the main subject we talked about – “Windows 2008 R2 Overview”. We will continue next month, on December 17th with the subject “Active Directory improvements in Windows 2008 R2”. In the meantime, share your thoughts and interesting finds at the group site - Have a great weekend and take care! :) What's New In Windows Server 2008 R2 For IT Pros - Extended Edition ...

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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Controlling Processor Resources in Hyper-V Guests

יום שלישי, דצמבר 9, 2008

Hyper-V by default provides all virtual machines equal priority and access to resources. You may have situations where you want to guarantee that a virtual machine has a specific amount of processing power available at all times, that you want to be sure that the virtual machine can never consume more than a specific percentage of processing power, or that you want it as a default to balance power except in peak processing times and then give a specific VM more processing priority. Hyper-V gives you the flexibility to choose your resource control method on a per virtual machine...
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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 RTM Version Now Available!

יום רביעי, נובמבר 5, 2008

MAP is a scalable and agent-less assessment platform designed to make it easier for you to adopt the latest Microsoft technologies. In this version, MAP has expanded its assessment capabilities to include SQL Server 2008, Forefront/NAP, and Microsoft Online Services migration, as well as providing a Power Savings assessment to help you "go green." In summary, MAP 3.2 assessment areas now include: SQL Server 2008 Migration Proposals and Reports (NEW!) Forefront/NAP Readiness Proposals (NEW!) Microsoft Online Services Migration Surveys, Proposals, and Reports...

Performance on Hyper-V

יום שישי, ספטמבר 12, 2008

The BiztTalk team has published great content on TechNet that could be leveraged to implement and measure performance of SharePoint Server or Project Server virtualization on Hyper-V: Measuring Performance on Hyper-V Measuring Disk I/O Performance Measuring Memory Performance Measuring Network Performance Measuring Processor Performance Tools for Measuring Performance Optimizing Performance on Hyper-V Allocate 110%–125% of the Hardware Resources to the Hyper-V Virtual Machines Optimize Hyper-V Performance Optimize Performance of Disk, Memory, Network, and Processor in a Hyper-V Environment Optimize BizTalk Server Solution Even if you are not...
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