Windows Server 2008 R2

W2008 R2 Hyper-V Networking Enhancements

November 26, 2009 // 1 Comment

Windows Server 2008 R2 includes some enhancements to optimise how networking works in Hyper-V.  I’m going to have a look at some of these now. Virtual Machine Queue Here’s the way things worked in Windows Server 2008.  The NIC (bottom left) runs at the hardware level.  VM1 has a [...]

W2008 R2 Hyper-V Network Speed Comparisons

November 26, 2009 // 1 Comment

Hans Vredevoort asked what sort of network speed comparisons I was getting with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  With W2008 R2 Hyper-V you get new features like Jumbo Frames and VMQ (Virtual Machine Queue) but these are reliant on hardware support.  Hans is running HP G6 ProLiant servers so he [...]

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 [...]

KB975354: W2008 R2 Hyper-V Rollup for CSV and VSS

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) is the shared storage system that can be used by multiple cluster members at once for storing and running virtual machines in a Hyper-V cluster.  CSV is specifically customised for Hyper-V and should not be used for anything else – you even have to agree to than [...]
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