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Hyper-V Host may stop when VM’s Dynamic Memory use all available RAM

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When setting up VMs with dynamic memory remember that your hyper-v host may stop if those VMs consume (or try to) use all existing memory on the host leaving nothing for the parent partition. 

To prevent that Crete the following Registry Key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ Virtualization
RED_DWORD value
Name = MemoryReserve
Setting = amount of MB to reserve for the parent partition.
After setting up the desired value you must reboot the host to the setting become active.

Note: if you set this value too low; VMs will be able to use too much memory and cause performance issues for you. Equally – the higher you set this the fewer VMs you can run.
For more information about memory reserve with dynamic memory check the Virtual PC Guy’s Blog

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September 21, 2010 at 9:52 PM

System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Documentation

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September 21, 2010 at 8:24 PM

TechEd 2010 Virtualization Sessions

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Here’s some interesting sessions for virtualization from TechEd.

Networking and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Deployment Considerations

 

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: Advanced Virtualization Management

The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Top 20 Must-Have Customizations

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager: Monitoring the Service Stack

See the Largest Mission Critical Deployment of Microsoft SQL Server around the World

Check the Latest Videos from TechEd North America

Have Fun 😀

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure sessions

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Recently published videos for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure sessions.
Have a look at: TechNet Edge.

Session 1: VDI Day: Citrix & Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Strategy

In this session we will guide you through the desktop virtualization strategy and show you how Citrix and Microsoft will help you reduce the costs of Managing your virtual desktop infrastructure. We will answer questions like: “Will desktop virtualization really fit every user?”

 

Session 2: VDI Day: Planning and Deploying VDI with Citrix and Microsoft

In this more technical session we will drill down into the Microsoft virtualization architecture of VDI and determine what key questions need to be asked and answered around required components, networking, capacity and end user experience. In the second part of the Presentation we will drill down into the Citrix components of our joint VDI solution. You will learn what the different key components are and how to setup your own test environment.

Session 3: VDI Day: Planning and Deploying VDI with Citrix and Microsoft

In the second part of the Presentation we will drill down into the Citrix components of our joint VDI solution. You will learn what the different key components are, what they add on top of the Virtualization back-end. By then end of this session you will be geared up with the knowledge to setup your own test environment.

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June 14, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Hyper-V Live Migration with HP StorageWorks

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The video demonstrates Long Distance Live Migration with Microsoft Hyper-V achieved with the HP StorageWorks EVA or XP Disk Array. A similar demo was given to the bloggers that attended the HP StorageWorks Tech Day in Houston.

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June 5, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Tips and Resources for SQL 2008 R2 Virtualization

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If you’re one of those guys that are thinking about SQL 2008 R2 virtualization, a number of useful docs are available to help you with the process.

High Performance SQL Server Workloads on Hyper-V White Paper
This white paper describes the advantages of deploying Microsoft® SQL Server® database application workloads to a virtualization environment using Microsoft Windows® Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V™. It demonstrates that Hyper-V provides the performance and scalability needed to run complex SQL Server workloads in certain scenarios. It also shows how Hyper-V can improve performance when used in conjunction with advanced processor technologies. This paper assumes that the reader has a working knowledge of virtualization, Windows Server Hyper-V, SQL Server, Microsoft System Center concepts and features.

Additional Resources:

SQL Server 2008 Virtualization

SQL Server Analysis Services Virtualization

Have Fun 🙂

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June 5, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Tips and Resources for SharePoint Virtualization

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If you’re one of those guys that are thinking about SharePoint 2010 virtualization, a number of useful docs are available to help you with the process.

SharePoint 2010 – Virtualization Planning
This section contains articles that are designed to help you plan and implement a server virtualization solution for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 server farms. In this section:

Additionally a webcast delivered by the TechNet team, will come soon on the same topics:
TechNet Webcast: Deep Dive – Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SharePoint 2010 (Level 300)
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Hyper-V.
Audience(s):  IT Generalist.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Start Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
Event Overview: Virtualising business-critical applications can deliver significant customer benefits, including cost savings, enhanced business continuity, and an agile and efficient management solution. In this webcast, we discuss virtualising Microsoft SharePoint 2010 using Microsoft solutions. We present the benefits of Microsoft virtualization technologies over key competitors such as VMware, and we provide guidance for virtualising SharePoint 2010 for production and test/development scenarios, focusing on scale, load balancing, dynamic provisioning, and high availability. Other topics we cover include Microsoft virtualization technical details with best practices and customer evidence and results from lab deployment tests.
Presenters: Arno Mihm, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation and Bill Baer, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
If you’re interested, and you’re free at that time, you can register here.

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June 5, 2010 at 8:31 PM