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A Collection of Hyper-V Links

While trying to clear out the backlog of articles that have accumulated in my Reading/Review context in OmniFocus, I’ve come across a number of Hyper-V articles on various topics:

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Workstation 6.5 and Server 2.0 Released

Via Duncan on Twitter, I saw that VMware Workstation 6.5 and VMware Server 2.0 have been released:

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Hyper-V Update Released

I was alerted to this by a friend of mine within the Borg mothership…er, who works at Microsoft. An update has been released for the Hyper-V role of Windows Server 2008 x64 (available for download here) that increases the number of processors and virtual machines supported. With the update, Hyper-V can support up to 24 logical processors and up to 192 virtual machines. My contact also tells me that the update doubles the address space cache limit (up to 384 from 192), although I didn’t see that documented anywhere.

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VMware ESX SVVP Validation Apparently Limited

A few weeks ago I blogged about SVVP validation of VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2. Just last week, though, I learned that Microsoft’s validation may be quite limited. According to this article, the validation is handled per CPU architecture, per memory configuration. So, apparently VMware ESX is validated on an AMD system with 4GB of RAM, but that’s about it.

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PO2061: VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 Database Best Practices

This is PO2061, VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 Database Best Practices. The presenter is Bruce McCready with VMware. My battery is starting to run low, so I may lose some or all of the rest of this session partly through the session. I have another battery that I can swap in if necessary.

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PO1644: VMware Update Manager Performance and Best Practices

This is PO1644, VMware Update Manager Performance and Best Practices. The presenter is John Liang.

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No Liveblog for TA2441

I originally had TA2441, VI3 Networking Concepts and Best Practices, on my schedule, but upon a close review of the agenda it looks like this is all stuff I’ve seen before. In fact, it looks like stuff I’ve written about quite extensively, so I’m skipping out on this session. Sorry to disappoint anyone!

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TA2644: Networking I/O Virtualization

This is the liveblog for TA2644, Networking I/O Virtualization, presented by Pankaj Thakkar, Howie Xu, and Sean Varley.

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VMware Keynote - Automating DR with VMware SRM

There is no general session this morning at VMworld 2008; instead, a “keynote” will be delivered about automating disaster recovery (DR) using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). This is similar to the way in which other vendors have delivered various “keynotes” throughout the conference instead of all the announcements being crammed into the morning general sessions.

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More VMworld 2008 Day 2 Coverage

As I fully expected, another day at VMworld 2008 has passed and I seriously, seriously was not able to keep up with everything. I even blew off a session this afternoon that I really wanted to attend as well. Somebody, please—can you give me good session notes on TA2275, VMware Infrastructure Virtual Networking Future Directions? I’d be very grateful!

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