VMware ESXi 5.1 can run Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 VMs, nice!

You heard all about guestOS = "winhyperv" here first! What if you just want to virtually "kick the tires" on the latest Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012, without committing dedicated hardware, to focus more on learning the features than the performance? Well, if you already have the…

Sep 24 2012

Update to SSD caching of desktops, laptops, and VMware/Hyper-V datastores

The SSD industry keeps moving forward, with the variety of SSD caching solutions bundled with particular SSDs seeming to be mere stop-gaps until 512MB SSDs truly become affordable. Well, then again, what if you don't wish to rebuilt your 1TB or greater C: drive (laptop or desktop), slipping in an…

Aug 16 2012

Shared-Nothing Live Migration arriving with vSphere 5.1, to be unveiled at VMworld 2012 the week of August 26th

Like many of you, I've been eagerly awaiting the release of vSphere/ESXi 5.1 for a variety of reasons. I've also adjusted my VMworld 2012 schedule accordingly, to be sure to confirm sessions VSP1549 AND BCO1757 mentioned at VMware vSphere 5.1 to include shared-nothing live migration. So glad I'll…

Jul 28 2012

The Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow Presentation

Announcing the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow, Dan Stolts ITProGuru Presentation by Tome Tanasovski, Microsoft Waltham MA, Wednesday June 27th, 2012 blogs.technet.com/b/danstolts/archive/2012/06/21/announcing-the-windows-server-2012-community-roadshow.aspx You can view the slide deck here:…

Jun 27 2012

Hyper-V Server 2012 Release Candidate (x64) runs fine on ESXi 5.0 Update 1, but...

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Server Virtualization There's interest in using ESXi 5.0 Update 1 to "kick the tires" on the latest Hyper-V, ideally, able to run "nested" VMs, as a learning/self-training exercise really. I still don't have nesting working however, which is…

Jun 3 2012

Coming up next for May 2012, stay tuned!

I have a lot of great stuff cooking, almost ready to be consumed. Hot off-the-press stories to expect this month include: SSD chosen to cache both reads and writes on a RAID5 array, under ESXi 5 (finally, CacheCade Pro 2.0 for the LSI 9265-8i RAID adapter, reliability and speed, NAS nirvana at…

May 1 2012

Paul Braren's “Build Your Own VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V lab at Home, using Commodity Hardware” presentation replay from Saturday March 10th

This really is a lab project/learning exercise, where I document what works well for me, and for many other site visitors. Feedback through comments below are always appreciated! Here's a list of articles/references I mentioned during or shortly after the presentation: My energy consumption…

Mar 10 2012