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Dell Precision M6500 Windows Server 2008 R2 w/SP1 VM performance issue with Hyper-V Role enabled


  I have had the extreme pleasure of using one of Microsoft’s Dell Precision M6500 Mobile Workstation for TechDays 2009, TechDays 2010 and now for the upcoming Ottawa CodeCamp (Ottawa IT Day for the IT Pro). I have had the machine a few weeks now and had plenty of time to spend with this machine….initially […]

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Hotfix rollup for Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2


  A hotfix rollup package is now available for System Center VMM 2008 R2 which is part of the February 9, 2010 update.  This also includes the resolutions that are documented in the following article for Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: 976244 Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 […]

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Free iSCSI Target from StarWind Software


  StarWind Software now offers their leading iSCSI SAN software – a fully functional basic version – at no cost.  Convert any x32 or x64 Windows server into a rock solid and powerful SAN for your server applications.   Software includes: Unlimited connections 2 TB capacity Supports Windows server clustering Shared storage for any server […]

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Hyper-V: An error occurred while attempting to change the state of virtual machine


I just got this error on one of my WS08 machines today. You can download the update here: Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB967902) Download the 967902 package now.

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And you thought you couldn’t do iSCSI on the cheap


StarWind Software to the rescue, they have a product called StarWind Server which is iSCSI Target software that can convert any Windows Server into a SAN. They even have a free version if you just plan on testing, if you require more features the StarWind Server product is still a deal starting at $995. I […]

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Hype-V Monitor Gadget for Windows Vista


Version 4.1 is out! The latest version has been tested and is now ready to be released. Display Features Hyper-V Monitor Title Double click to Launch Hyper-V Manager Hyper-V Host Name Double click to launch RDP to the host Host Name RAM Remaining Amount of free RAM on the Hyper-V Server VM Name Double click […]

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Hotfix available to address issues with backing up and restoring Hyper-V virtual machines


  These are the issues that are fixed in this Hyper-V update for Windows Server 2008-based computers that have the Hyper-V role enabled: Issue 1 If you back up a Hyper-V virtual machine that has multiple volumes, the backup may fail. Issue 2 The Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer may enter an unstable state if a […]

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Hyper-V and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)


Just to be clear Windows Vista will NOT be getting the Hyper-V Role added in SP2.  The Hyper-V update mentioned by Microsoft in their SP2 information is just to include the Hyper-V RTM Role into SP2 for Windows Server 2008 so you no longer have to go to Windows Update to update it to the RTM […]

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Microsoft Hyper-V (Status: Upgrade Available) w/SCVMM 2008 RTM


If you see something like this in SCVMM 2008 and your certain you’ve applied all your Hyper-V patches double check that these ones have been installed: Hyper-V Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB956589) Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB956774) Then you should have this displayed upon reboot in SCVMM 2008 Happy […]

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008


Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is a great choice for customers who want a basic and simplified virtualization solution for consolidating servers as well as for development and test environments. Hyper-V Server 2008 only offers the most basic of virtualization features, making it ideal for: Test and Development Basic Server Consolidation Branch Office Consolidation Hosted Desktop […]

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