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FREE tool remove the HP Proliant Support Pack from Virtualized Servers

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Guillermo Musumeci has written a good tool for removing HP Proliant Support Pack, this tool is a nice tool to use before p2v migrations )you must remove all driver software before you start p2v).

 

Download: Here

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July 7, 2010 at 11:00 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

White Paper: High Performance SQL Server Workloads on Hyper-V

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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.

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May 31, 2010 at 9:10 PM

HP Virtual Connect for Dummies

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Like other Dummies books it is a easy reference tool that you can refer back to whenever you need to learn more about what HP Virtual Connect

So what does HP Virtual Connect do? Well it simplifies the setup of server connections to both LANs and SANs, thus allowing IT Professionals to quickly add or replace servers and move workloads without needing to involve network and storage teams.

Download it free 🙂

 

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April 28, 2010 at 7:29 PM

HP BladeSystem Matrix Application Template for Microsoft Hyper-V R2 Test and Development Environment White Paper

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This white paper describes an HP Insight Dynamics infrastructure orchestration (IO) template for provisioning the infrastructure resources needed to support test and development environments using Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V (Hyper-V R2) in a cluster configuration for live migration and Cluster Shared Volume (CSV). This template, “Hyper-V R2 Cluster.xml,” is specifically designed to provision the server, storage, and network infrastructure resources necessary to support a small test and development environments for VMs. The document also details some specific areas of the template that you will need to modify in order to successfully import and deploy the template.

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April 28, 2010 at 7:22 PM

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HP Multi-Site Live Migration Clustering Whitepaper

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HP had released a white paper on how to do Hyper-V Live Migration/clustering across multiple sites using the HP StorageWorks Cluster Extension.

“This paper briefly touches upon the Hyper-V and Cluster Extension (CLX) key features, functionality, best practices, and various use cases. It also objectively describes the various scenarios in which Hyper-V and CLX complement each other to achieve the highest level of disaster tolerance.

This paper concludes with the step-by-step details for creating a CLX solution in Hyper-V environment from scratch. There are many references also provided for referring to relevant technical details”.

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February 20, 2010 at 1:04 AM