Run VMware Workstation and Microsoft Hyper-V together in Windows 10

In 2013 I wrote a blog post that it was not possible to run VMware Workstation when the Hyper-V role was enabled (link). Since VMware Workstation 15.5 it is possible to run VMware Workstation and the Hyper-V role together. Requirements: Windows 10 2004 or newer VMware Workstation 15.5.5 or newer Supported CPU: Intel … [Read more...]

Nutanix introduced NOS 3.5 with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Support (Tech Preview)

Today Nutanix introduced a technology preview of its support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 in conjunction with the latest release of Nutanix OS (NOS) 3.5.   Again Nutanix delivers many enhancements on their Nutanix OS Architecture to expand performance and management capabilities. The PRISM GUI is now HTML5 based … [Read more...]

Join 5nine Software Free Webinar on Hyper-V Management Best Practices!

Do you want to learn the best practices for Hyper-V Management with 5nine Software products? Register for the 5nine Software FREE webinar on Hyper-V Management Best Practices which will be held on August 14, 2013 10AM EST and you will learn: Best practices to manage Hyper-V environments How to migrate VMware VMs to … [Read more...]

MAT (powered by Project Shift) converts from VMware to Hyper-V in less than 5 minutes

With Microsoft Hyper-V having  a rich feature set and offering a low cost purchase model,  current VMware vSphere customers may be  looking into using Hyper-V as an alternative. However converting VMware virtual machines to Microsoft Hyper-V can be a complex and time consuming task when many vm’s are involved. … [Read more...]

Haswell low power whitebox for ESXi and Hyper-V

I was searching for a new whitebox for my home lab.  I had the following requirements for the new whitebox: Low power consumption for 24×7 running >16 GB memory Expansion slots for PCI(-E) cards Good performance Low noise A couple of weeks ago Intel released the new 4th generation Haswell CPUs that … [Read more...]

Storage issues on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. Microsoft struggling to fix!

Storage is a crucial component of any virtualization platform. Issues on storage will have an effect of performance and availability of virtual machines. In Windows Server 2008  Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) had a couple of issues. I remember redirected io issues during backup operations, the way iSCSI is used to handle … [Read more...]

Free Hyper-V event in the Netherlands at April 16

The user group in the Netherlands will host a FREE event presenting 5 technical sessions on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. is the Dutch Microsoft Server Virtualization User Group that was founded in 2008. The goal of this user group is sharing knowledge … [Read more...]

StarWind offers massive discount countdown on HA products

StarWind Software offers a great discount during the month of March. Discount starts at 31 % at March 1 and will go down to 1 % on March 31. StarWind makes software which delivers functionality of SAN without the associated high costs of a SAN. Basically local storage of servers is presented to virtual machines in such … [Read more...]

Cisco Nexus 1000V for Hyper-V public beta and webinar

At March 6 Cisco will introduce the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V during a webinar. Also you can participate in a Public Beta program.  Damian Flynn was first to blog about this. For VMware vSphere virtual networking the VMware supplied virtual switches can be used (standard and … [Read more...]

Microsoft releases 2nd bug fix to fix issues on CSV backup of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Microsoft customers using Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V had serious issues when back-ups were made of virtual machines running on CSV volumes of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts. Virtual machine enters a paused state or a CSV volume goes offline when you try to create a backup of the virtual machine on a Windows Server … [Read more...]