Tag: DPM

Recent KB Articles Affecting Hyper-V, Etc

Here’s a few KB articles I found that were released by Microsoft recently that affect Hyper-V farms. KB2004712: Unable to backup Live Virtual Machines in Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V “When backing up online Virtual Machines (VMs) using Windows Server Backup or Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1, the backup of the individual Virtual Machine may fail…

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More on Private Cloud Academy

I presented session 2 in the Private Cloud Academy series last Friday in Microsoft Ireland.  That event focused on SCVMM 2008 R2 with SP1, Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0, and Operations Manager 2007 R2 with PRO integration (with SCVMM).  It was a very demo driven session.  I had 25 slides but I probably only used…

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Holistic Virtualisation Design

One of the biggest challenges I had when writing Mastering Hyper-V Deployment was choosing the ordering of the chapters. Some stuff needs to be understood before moving on. In the end I ordered it like a typical deployment. But I did make it clear that certain things needed to be considered. One of the things…

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CA Report on Downtime

I’ve just read a news story on Silicon Republic that discusses a CA press release.  CA are saying that European businesses are losing €17 billion (over $22 billion) a year in IT down time.  I guess their solution is to use CA software to prevent this.  But my previous experience working for a CA reseller,…

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How to Backup Hyper-V with DPM 2010

There is a chapter in my book (by my co-author) on it so I won’t dwell too much time on this subject.  Microsoft released a brochure for Data Protection Manager 2010 and how to use it to backup Hyper-V.  Here’s the readers digest version: You can install an agent in the VM, like you would…

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