Category Archives: Server Virtualization

Windows 10 Build 9926 Sysprep Fails

I’ve been working on getting Windows 10 available in our private cloud as blueprint and kept having the deploy fail when trying to sysprep it. When logging in directly to the system and running sysprep, we see this error.   … Continue reading

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Vendor Minimum Requirements

Recently I was pulled into a slow performance issue with a VM. After looking at the standard metrics of value and seeing that none of them were really bad, I started asking some more questions.  We contacted the vendor and … Continue reading

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Limits have their limits

I’ve been chewing on this post by Duncan at Yellow Bricks for the past month and a half.  It covers some complicated issues that one has to deal with in a enterprise size environment with many assumptions on what gets … Continue reading

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Business Objects is Virtualization/MultiCore Stupid

Recently I have been involved in discussions internally on what it will take to get Business Objects onto a Virtual Machine.   The main talk has been around potentially removing another equivalent product and moving entirely over to Business Objects.   Then … Continue reading

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VMworld 2009 – Keynote Thoughts

Ok.. Its proven.   No-one in the industry can keep up with Scott with blogging.   You want a live blog go here.   The Cloud.  Business Complexity.   Give businesses Flexibility.   The great question is how do you do this?   Much of the … Continue reading

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Virtual Iron dead in the water?

Is this true?  If so what’s Oracle’s game plan? They just buy Virtual Iron for a virtualization management. Appear to have a clue since they are buying Sun with a huge virtualization skill set and product line. Then this info … Continue reading

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Cluster size of 8 is the only size to do

For a large organization that has more than 8 VMware Hosts (nodes) one should only make 8 node clusters for the time being according to the vSphere 4 Config Max doc. http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_config_max.pdf If you look on page 7 it says … Continue reading

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LoadTesting takes a turn with Server Virtualization

Just recently I had an interesting conversation with one of my clients.  In this internal consult with her, she comes to me and says of our VMware Solutions that there is a “potential issue with 4 vCPUs and scheduling” I … Continue reading

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No more Parent Partition

Microsoft has renamed the Parent Partition in Hyper-V.  It is now called the Management Operating System. Nice that Microsoft folks are starting to admit in passing that their is a heavy dependency on this MOS.  Giving it a real name … Continue reading

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Cisco joins the Server Market

Today’s big news: Cisco has come out with a single stop full solution rack for CPU, Disk & Network in one using all the best of virtualization technology of Storage, Server & Networking.   Tight VMware integration, all Cisco hardware & … Continue reading

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