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Windows Server 2008 Thread, My first play with Hyper-V in Technical; some of the features that you attributed as new to hyper-v are already being used in existing vmware installations Key ...
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    some of the features that you attributed as new to hyper-v are already being used in existing vmware installations
    Key point is probably which VMware to compare against with my choice being ESX server (where you've long been able to script and carve up the CPUs, look at pretty realtime graphs of resource usage etc.)

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    Damn, damn and double damn. Hyper-V tools only supports Server 2003 and 2008 VMs!!
    I hope they improve support for other OSs by the time it goes beyond beta.
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 19th February 2008 at 10:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Damm, damm and double damm. Hyper-V tools only supports Server 2003 and 2008 VMs!!
    I hope they improve support for other OSs by the time it goes beyond beta.
    There is a beta SuSE Enterprise linux release available from the Microsoft Connect site... More are going to be released when it comes out officially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Damn, damn and double damn. Hyper-V tools only supports Server 2003 and 2008 VMs!!
    I hope they improve support for other OSs by the time it goes beyond beta.
    Don't be silly. We wouldn't want to be encouraging interoperability between OS's now would we?

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    I'm having a problem with Hyper-V at the moment, using it to host a Win2k8 Standard server and it works perfectly, tried to create a new Virtual Machine, this time a Win2k3 server, it goes through the first part of the install fine (which partition, formatting, copying files etc...) and as soon as it gets to the screen where you enter the User & the Company, the mouse sticks in the top left corner and when I try move the mouse, the pointer dissapears and doesn't come back. Either way, I completed the setup with the keyboard, and when it finished, Server 2003 loaded... at 1600xwhatsit res.
    Changed the Res and then realised that it hadn't loaded the network card.

    Anyways, will keep playing, just wondering if anybody else has had any problems similar?

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    and now it's doing it for Win2k8 VMs as well, mouse starts in the top left corner, as soon as I take control of it, it dissapears...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    One aspect I am yet to find out about is the ability to migrate running machines from one server to another, which would be a useful tool!
    I think I read that VMWare can do this, but Hyper-V can't. I think Microsoft have some sort of rapid save-state-move-restore-state tool, but it's not quite the same thing.

    WindowsITPro have an article about Hyper-V in the current edition, available here:

    http://www.windowsitpro.com/Windows/...57/pg/1/1.html

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    Quote:
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    One aspect I am yet to find out about is the ability to migrate running machines from one server to another, which would be a useful tool!

    I think I read that VMWare can do this, but Hyper-V can't. I think Microsoft have some sort of rapid save-state-move-restore-state tool, but it's not quite the same thing.
    The paid for Vmware can do this but the free version can't. Xen can do live migrations for free.
    http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/srg...n-nsdi-pre.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    One aspect I am yet to find out about is the ability to migrate running machines from one server to another, which would be a useful tool!
    As somebody previous states, you can only do save-state - move restore-state at the moment. I've tested this on a 3 node cluster that i've got up and running at the moment. Moving a 2k8 vm from one node to another is pretty good, it only drop's 3 pings during the transition.

    Matt

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    I've read that the ability to move the servers from one machine to another has been delayed due to problems, but should be present in the final release.

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    I'm hoping. That will improve my cluster to make it faultless.

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    Hi guys,

    just FYI, alot of my problems were fixed by installing the Integration Services Setup Disk...

    but I still have another question relating to Hyper-V please,

    If the host server has 2 NICs, how can you make both available as Virtual Network Cards? I understand the idea of plugging them both in and installing them both etc etc... but then the host OS (Server 2008 / Hyper-V) now has 2 connected NICs, surely this will create some interesting routing problems?

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    Anybody using this at the minute? Just after a bit info that's all

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    Currently running 2 hyper-v servers with 9 virtual servers running on them.

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    I've got a 6 node cluster running at the moment, glad to answer any questions you've got.

    Matt

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