Last year I received a new business laptop. Too bad it was still deployed with Windows 7 Enterprise, since Windows 8 wasn’t available yet. **The situation ** Because I’m a desktop guy I really wanted to run Windows 8 (when it arrived) on my laptop, so I decided to P2V my Windows 7 install. With Windows 8 I was able to run Hyper-V and run (whenever I needed to) my Windows 7 install from there.
I announced it a few weeks ago, but last week the hardware arrived so I can finally start with the implementation of the Windows Essential Business Server 2008! First I had to unpack the hardware. Because I’m going to run the EBS environment on Hyper-V the environment contains only of two physical servers. From now on I’ll call them Server A and Server B. Because of the size of the environment all of the EBS roles will be installed on Server A.
� Today I received a message from Steven Bink. He launched a new website about Hyper-V. HyperVoria is a new website with forums dedicated to Microsoft Hyper-V Technologies. They collect news, tips, guides about Hyper-V and publish parts with links on the main page. Check out the new website at http://www.hypervoria.com
Following the launch of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft reached another milestone today with the release of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the hypervisor-based virtualization technology that is a feature of select versions of Windows Server 2008. Download Hyper-V FINAL update (KB950050)
Last Monday I blogged a few posts about the Beta Windows Server Virtualization exam you can attend (for the next few weeks). Today I found a few more interesting links on TechExams.net which allow you to follow the Course 6536 : Implementing Hyper-V in Windows Server® 2008 for free. What do you need to do to get the course for free? Just follow the instructions at this Microsoft webpage.
What do you need to know to pass the beta exam ( I blogged about just a minute ago : MCTS Windows Server Virtualization Is Available In Beta (71-652)) (you can also follow this course for free. Check out this post for more info) : Skills measured by Exam 70-652 Install Hyper-V (14%) Select and configure hardware to meet Hyper-V prerequisites. This objective may include but is not limited to:
On the VirtualWorld blog I read a nice how-to Í would like to share with you. It was originally created by Robert Larson. If you don’t have Windows Server 2008 RC1 with Hyper-V Beta 1, just click here to download it. Like many of you I have been testing away and thought I would share the steps for creating a host cluster in Windows 2008 and Hyper-V. For those that have built host clusters in Virtual Server, you will find the process in Windows 2008 and Hyper-V much more streamlined and user friendly.
<td width="403" vAlign="top"> I’m not at the IT Forum at Barcelona myself, but a lot of my ‘IT colleagues’ are.Some of them are blogging live from IT-Forum. Whenever I see interesting information coming from one of them, I’ll post it at my blog so you all can be part of the news. </td> Today at the keynote of IT forum 2007 Microsoft will announce that the official name of the server virtualization technology within Windows Server 2008 will be Hyper-V.