Microsoft and VMware are pitched in battle in the private cloud space. Both are worthwhile contenders, so how do you pick the right one for your project?
One thing virtualization admins can't do without: VM migration. We look at improvements that Microsoft has made in this area to conclude our series.
Storing VMs on file shares, CSV enhancements, guest Fibre Channel, and the new VHDX format: it's all about better ways to work with storage in this version of Hyper-V.
Let's look at what Microsoft's hypervisor offers by way of improvements to security and disaster recovery.
Now that you know what's new in networking in Hyper-V, let's look at scalability, NUMA and VM monitoring.
Enhancements to the newest version of Hyper-V can affect the design of your networks. Here's a look at NIC Teaming and some new data center design options.
Let's take a look at Hyper-V's virtual machine network enhancements: Single Root -Input Output virtualization, Dynamic Virtual Machine Queuing & RSS.
There's lots to like in the new Windows Server 2012, and even more if you look at just the Hyper-V against the competition. Let's start with extensible switch and virtual switch functionality.
Last time, we looked at the hardware I chose to build my cloud; this time, we'll look at the software that runs it.
In this two part article we'll look at the hardware I chose for my private cloud that I built during some down time, as well as the software that makes the solution tick.
It's time to put what you've learned into practice and then make sure that Hyper-V is running at hyperspeed.
Some well-known -- and some more obscure -- tips and tricks for enhancing Hyper-V.
Now that we know how Hyper-V can take advantage of processors, it's a good time to look at how we can take advantage of memory, networking and disk resources without breaking the budget.
In this first of a series on Hyper-V, Paul reviews tips for configuring virtual and physical processors for optimum performance.
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