Tag: Xen

VMM 2012 System Requirements

The official TechNet content is a bit scattered about so I through I’d reorganise it and consolidate to make stuff easier to find.  The software requirements of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM/SCVMM) 2012 are easy: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter with SP1 Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0 – a part of W2008 R2…

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What to Expect From SCVMM 2012

Microsoft released more details about System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 at TechEd Europe 2010 last week.  The release is scheduled for H2 2011.  In the meantime, the next VMM release will be Service Pack 1 for VMM 2008 R2, probably 30 days after the release of SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 (to give…

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PubForum: Virtualization Buzz – Comparing Products

This is the first session I am attending this morning.  It is being presented by Saša Mašić. 3 comments for ESX from the audience: OS Support Administration tools easier to use Available appliances from third parties Some incorrect comments from the audience about backup at the host level.  Claims that only VMware supports this with…

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Deploy a Virtualized Session-Based Remote Desktop Services Solution

Microsoft has released guidance on how to deploy a virtualised Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services) Session Host (aka Terminal Server) on a machine/hardware virtualisation platform. “This document provides guidance on deploying Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) and other Remote Desktop Services role services in a virtualized environment with minimal hardware resources. The…

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VMware Takes A Shot At Azure

I just read this (part of a larger article) on VMware in the cloud: Jackson also took the opportunity to get in a dig about Microsoft‘s Azure cloud computing initiative. Microsoft is painting a beautiful picture about cloud computing, but according to its own internal documents is not using its own Hyper-V virtualization platform because…

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Hyper-V, VMware, Xen All Compared

Techtarget has a short article that lists the pros and cons of the hardware virtualisation solutions from Microsoft, Citrix and VMware.  It’s a quick read and gives decision makers a high level comparison of the big 3 solutions.  The author does a good job of staying neutral and gives good advice.  Each solution has benefits…

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