Windows Server “8” Hyper-V Features

יום ראשון, אוקטובר 9, 2011

Check out this summary on Hyper-V 3.0 features. I don’t know about you, but if those features will actually get into the product as planned (fingers crossed ) I think the Hyper-V and Windows “8” dev teams can really be proud on a job well done.   Updated virtual switch, providing multi-tenancy capabilities providing network isolation and network virtualization. Comparable to the VXLAN functionality introduced by VMware/Cisco and others. The virtual switch is also extensible providing capture, filter and forwarding extensions, using an API provided by Microsoft. Support for multiple concurrent Live...
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Two Events for September

יום ראשון, ספטמבר 11, 2011

Hi, We are sponsoring two events this September. First one is on the 18th, I will be lecturing @ Microsoft Infra Days 2011 on a seminar called “The Future of Microsoft Infrastructure Platform – The Complete Roadmap”, below is the invitation (follow the link for more details):   The other event we sponsor is Microsoft main event for Middle-Market clients, an event titled “Be what’s next” that will be held on the 19th. I will be presenting the session on “Building & Managing Services with Microsoft Private Cloud”:  ...

SCVMM 2012 Beta Announced–some major improvements are expected

יום חמישי, מרץ 24, 2011

With this release you will be able to do: Fabric Management Hyper-V and Cluster Lifecycle Management – Deploy Hyper-V to bare metal server, create Hyper-V clusters, orchestrate patching of a Hyper-V Cluster Third Party Virtualization Platforms - Add and Manage Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX Hosts and Clusters Network Management – Manage IP Address Pools, MAC Address Pools and Load Balancers ...
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Dario @ Tech-Ed Israel 2010

יום ראשון, נובמבר 21, 2010

שלום לכולם, רציתי לעדכן שהשנה התבקשתי להעביר בטקאד את ההרצאות הבאות: 1. Opalis IT Process Automation - Introduction & Technical Overview (יום שני ב-11:30) – מעבר על מוצר ה-Run Book Automation החדש שרכשה מיקרוסופט לפני שנה ונכלל היום בחבילת System Center. בהרצאה אני אראה איך אפשר להשתמש ב-Opalis כ-"מוח הניהול" המרכזי ולהגדיר בו Workflows שיאפשרו לדוגמא למשתמש קצה למלא Change Request בפורטל ה-Helpdesk שבעקבותיו ירוץ תהליך אוטומטי מורכב של יצירת סביבה וירטואלית שלמה (כולל הגדרות ב-SAN, בשרתים לא מיקרוסופטיים דוגמת FW וכו'). עוד מידע על Opalis אפשר למצוא גם בבלוג של דריו. 2. Opalis Hands On...

Core Configurator 2.0 for Windows 2008 R2

יום שישי, דצמבר 11, 2009

A bit of an Israeli pride.. Core Configurator 2.0 is now available to download from: http://coreconfig.codeplex.com/ If you are unfamiliar with this tool – it is a graphical tool that allows you to configure a whole bunch of system settings on a Windows Server Core installation: Core Configuration tasks include: Product Licensing Networking Features DCPromo Tool ISCSI Settings Server Roles and Features User and Group Permissions ...
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Quick Tip – When Copying VHDs to a CSV Disk – Use The Disk Owner!

Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is a new feature that was introduced in Windows 2008 R2. If you want to read more about it, how it works, and how you can enable it. There is a lot of material out there that you can refer to: Windows 2008 R2 NLB & Failover Clustering http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759255.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd630633(WS.10).aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/03/02/9453288.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/02/19/9433146.aspx Well, after you’ve setup your cluster, enabled CSV, and added clustered disks to CSV, it is now time to...
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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 - http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2389097 Have a great weekend and take care! :) What's New In Windows Server 2008 R2 For IT Pros - Extended Edition ...

Free eBooks from Microsoft

יום ראשון, נובמבר 8, 2009

Microsoft has published some very nice eBooks free of charge! enjoy!   Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/C/0/5C0BD0AB-040D-4C56-A60B-661001012DDA/Windows_Server_2008_R2_e-book.pdf Learn about the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 in the areas of virtualization, management, the Web application platform, scalability and reliability, and interoperability with Windows 7. Download Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, written by industry experts Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker along with the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Microsoft Press / Oct. 2009 / Version 1.0 / 200 pages / 11.1 Mo / PDF     ...

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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What's New in VMM 2008 R2 Release Candidate

יום חמישי, יוני 11, 2009

  System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM) is a comprehensive management solution for the virtualized data center, enabling increased physical server utilization, centralized management of virtual machine infrastructure, and rapid provisioning of new virtual machines by the administrator, delegated administrator, and authorized end users. VMM 2008 can manage hosts that are running Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, Virtual Server 2005 R2, and VMware ESX through VirtualCenter Server. Recently, Windows Server 2008 released an R2 version that included significant feature improvements to Hyper-V. VMM 2008 R2 leverages these new platform enhancements and extends the feature set of...
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