Windows Server 2008

Bare Metal Recovery of Windows Server 2008 with DPM SP1

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released guidance on how to perform a bare metal or iron level recovery of W2008 using System Center Data Protection Manager Service Pack 1. “This technical article outlines the steps of using DPM 2007 SP1 alongside the Windows Server Backup (WSB) utility to provide a supported bare [...]

Can You Install Hyper-V in a VM?

December 2, 2009 // 6 Comments

The answer is sort of.  Strictly speaking it is possible.  You can indeed enable the Hyper-V role in a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  I’ve done it on both OS’s on both VMware Workstation 6.5 and on Hyper-V.  Logically this means you can deploy [...]

How Hyper-V SCSI is Really IDE And It Doesn’t Matter

December 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ben Armstrong has done a good job at explaining how it doesn’t matter if you use IDE or SCSI disks in your VM. It turns out that under the hood there’s no real difference between them.  And as you probably already know, the real decision is if you are using SAS or SATA disks underneath the [...]

Finished Our W2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster Migration

November 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Last night we finished migrating the last of the virtual machines from our Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V cluster to the new Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster.  As before, all the work was done using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2.  The remaining host has been [...]

Lots Of Operations Manager Updates

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft released lots of updates for Operations Manager over the last couple of weeks.  There are lots of updates to management packs, too many for me to go posting them at this time of night.  Have a look on the catalogue and you’ll see them.  Or check your console if you’re [...]
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