Being back in a VMware environment, there are a few differences I need to remember from Hyper-V and System Center. It is not that one is better or worse than the other, but they are certainly different.Customization Specifications are a great addition in vCenter to Cloning virtual machines. They allow you to name the VM, join … Continue reading Cloning with Customization Specifications
While he may not be very well know to the Microsoft community, Mike Laverick is a legend in VMware circles. Mike owns a blog called RTFM Education, a source of white papers for VMware technology, although he did start out as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He now works for VMware as a Senior Cloud Infrastructure … Continue reading A response to a VMware article… written by someone I respect.
On July 5th I published an article titled A Response to VMware’s ‘Get the Facts’ page comparing vSphere to Hyper-V & System Center’. In the seven weeks since it went live it has become the 4th most read article I have ever published (in seven years as a blogger), as well as being by far the … Continue reading It’s Coming… Can we now compare Hyper-V with vSphere as both new products prepare for launch?
Virtual environments offer us many new options with regard to storage. Whether you are using Hyper-V or VMware, a few of the options (and recommendations) are the same, even when the terms are different. One of the options I am often asked about is dynamically expanding hard drives. MY first reaction is that I … Continue reading Virtual Hard Disks: Best Practices for dynamic / thin provisioned disks and other stories…
Windows Server 8: Busting the limits in Hyper-V, and comparing the numbers to VMware vSphere 5.0.
As I sit in the back of the room for Microsoft Canada’s Virtualization Boot Camp Challenge today I see that the lab environments that we are providing to the attendees actually mimics the setup I use for my Virtual Partner Technology Advisor (vPTA) sessions. As such, I am seeing a lot of potential for attendees … Continue reading Virtualization Lessons–Both Positive and Negative!