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VIR358: Hyper-V Architecture, Scenarios, and Networking

Day 3 of Tech-Ed 2008 is upon me, and the first session of the day is another session with Jeff Woolsey. This session, VIR358, is titled “Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Architecture, Scenarios, and Networking.” I suspect there will be some duplicate content from Jeff’s Day 1 session, and I’ll try to weed that out wherever possible. I’m particularly interested in the networking discussions, as I was unable to gather any real information on Hyper-V networking from the Day 1 session or from my private discussion with Jeff.

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Small Tech-Ed Schedule Change

One quick note to readers following my Tech-Ed 2008 coverage: I’m making a small schedule change for today. I’ll be skipping the morning sessions except for VIR358 and spending some time in the Partner Expo area instead. Look for an update on some of the discussions from the Partner Expo late tomorrow.

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MGT374: Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

This session couldn’t be published live because I had no wireless signal and no cellular signal in the breakout room. However, I did want to capture the information and publish it at the next available opportunity for the benefit of the readers.

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VIR361: Introducing MAP for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Based on rapidly dwindling battery life, I thought that I might not be able to liveblog this session. Fortunately, I was able to find a power plug between the last session and this session, and I was able to find a seat near a power plug in this session. You’re in luck!

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VIR250: Advanced Storage Connectivity for VMs

I’ll do my best to liveblog as much content from this session as possible, but I arrived late (you’ll understand why soon) and my battery is running low. Sorry all!

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No Liveblogging of Lunch Session

Those of you that reviewed my Tech-Ed schedule saw a session called “Do These 10 Things Now or Get 0wn3d!”. This was an entertaining session by Steve Riley on security. I’m sorry, but there’s no liveblog for that session. I had to eat lunch, and I haven’t yet figured out how to eat lunch, liveblog, and pay attention to the session at the same time. Tips for doing all three are welcome in the comments.

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VIR360: Microsoft System Center VMM 2008, Part 2 of 2

We’re getting ready to start VIR360, the second of two sessions this morning on System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008. The first session was liveblogged here. The wireless network in this room isn’t nearly as reliable as the signal in the last room, so I may not be able to publish this until after the session ends. We’ll see.

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VIR253: Microsoft System Center VMM 2008, Part 1 of 2

It’s Day 2 of Tech-Ed 2008, and my first session of the day is VIR253, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Overview, Part 1 of 2. Part 2 will be later this morning. I’ve got a seat right by the doors to the breakout session, so I’m hoping that the wireless LAN will hold out for liveblogging the session.

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A Discussion with Jeff Woolsey

I had the opportunity today to spend a few minutes in a one-on-one conversation with Jeff Woolsey, Senior Program Manager for Hyper-V at Microsoft. During our conversation, Jeff and I discussed the Hyper-V architecture, comparisons to other virtualization solutions, and some common competitive arguments for or against Hyper-V. I’d like to publish a summarized version of our conversation here. (Jeff, if you’re reading and I’ve accidentally misquoted you, please be sure to correct me. I don’t want to misrepresent any information. Keep me straight!)

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VIR353: Planning for Server Virtualization with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

My final session of the day is VIR353, Planning for Server Virtualization with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Using the New Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides. I got into this session about 15 minutes late as I was finishing up a one-on-one interview with Jeff Woolsey, Senior Program Manager for Hyper-V. I’ll have more on my interview with him later today or tonight. I’m not attending the next session of the day because it turns out that VIR366/VIR367 are essentially identical.

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