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Yesterday Microsoft released the first consumer beta of Windows Server 8. Here on Hyper-V.nu we have discussed allready some nice features of this new rocking Operating System. Now Microsoft also published more information about the new features of Windows Server 8. Two virtualization related innovations are described in a so called ‘Test Lab Guide’:
- Demonstrate Remote Desktop Services Desktop Virtualization in Windows Server "8" Beta
- Demonstrate Virtualized Domain Controller (VDC) in Windows Server "8" Beta
These guides will help you to implement and test the described features. Be aware that this is still a beta version of Windows Server 8!
In the release notes available via this link there is an issue explained regarding Hyper-V Replica.
While configuring replication that uses certificate-based authentication on servers joined to a domain, if you provide a short name for the primary server while adding authorization entries, enabling replication will fail. To avoid this, identify servers using their fully qualified domain names.
While configuring replication on servers joined to a domain, if you provide a short name for the Replica server for certificate-based authentication, enabling replication will succeed, but the pre-requisite check prior to a planned failover will fail. To correct this, update the Replica server name with the following Windows PowerShell cmdlet:
Set-VMReplication -vmname "<Name of VM>" -recoveryservername "<FQDN of replica server>"
Carsten Rachfahl took another opportunity to interview me after my presentation Hyper-V Storage Deep Dive at The Experts Conference 2011 in Frankfurt.
The subject: Hyper-V V3 and Storage
Carsten’s blog can be found here: http://www.hyper-v-server.de/videos/videointerview-with-hans-vredevoort-about-hyper-v-v3-and-storage/
In the past week I attended TEC Europe 2011 in Frankfurt and presented a Hyper-V Storage Deep Dive session for a small but highly specialized audience. TEC2011 is certainly not known for its sheer size but because of its small size it is very easy to get into touch with both other speakers and visitors. My Hyper-V.nu and inovativ colleague Jaap Wesselius was also present and he presented for the third consecutive year. So that must mean something. Jaap presented a number of topics around Exchange, Hyper-V and instructed an Exchange 2010 Availability workshop.
My presentation was part of the Cloud and Virtualization track. This track was a mixture of private cloud management, server virtualization, application virtualization, desktop virtualization, identity, software as a service, infrastructure as a service, PowerShell, etc. I really enjoyed the depth of most presentations and talking to a good number of friends I normally only meet on the social media platforms.
My presentation dived into 10 storage topics related to Hyper-V which were analyzed on both their strengths and weaknesses and compared to what will be available in Hyper-V version 3 in Windows Server 8.
Hyper-V Virtual Disks
Hyper-V Shared Disks
Cluster Shared Volumes
Hyper-V Data Protection
Cluster Storage Validation
Storage Configuration with PowerShell
You can download the PowerPoint including some of the PowerShell 3 scripts I used for configuring in a Windows
Server 8 Hyper-V and File Server Cluster: http://bit.ly/qeO2Z3
Left to right: @hvredevoort @jaapwess @workinghardinit @hypervserver @rickslager
I received a tweet from Jeffery Hicks that many of you want to know how I did the boot from VHD with Windows (Server/Client 8. Here we go!
Tomorrow (09-13) will the event Build kick off. Microsoft will give more details around Windows 8 and personally I can’t wait to read and see more about Windows 8!! My expectations are very high.
In the last few weeks a lot of news around Windows 8 appeared online. So before the Windows 8 hurricane will conquer the internet I will summarize some news around Windows 8 from the last few weeks.
A perfect storm just very unexpectedly. Sinofsky announced that the “Windows 8” client will have Hyper-V. This video shows the client hypervisor. If you look very carefully you see a lot of interesting details that might point to functionality in the new version of Hyper-V in the “Windows 8” Server edition. Ben Armstrong just confirmed that Hyper-V in “Windows 8” supports sleep/hibernation. I miss that very much on my Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V laptop today.