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Free Tool: How to Convert VMDK to VHD Virtual Disk Image
2Tware Convert VHD is a tool that allow to convert VMware’s VMDK virtual disk image to Microsoft’s VHD image.The other great feature is that also allows you to convert existing physical computers into virtual machines, which is known as a P2V conversion Once physical computer is converted into VMDK disk, you can test any new software and system configurations without making any changes to your physical machine.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:22:00 AM
Download Free Veeam Stencils for VMware and Hyper-V
Veeam Software provides a free collection of VMware and Hyper-V virtualization Visio stencils that can be used by ESX administrators, system integrators and datacenter managers to create their own diagrams in Microsoft Visio 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013 as part of your Hyper-V or VMware deployment planning.
Monday, March 31, 2014 3:34:00 AM
5nine Releases Cloud Security 4.0 for Hyper-V
5nine Software, a leading provider of agentless security, compliance and management products for Microsoft Hyper-V, announced the immediate availability of new 5nine Cloud Security 4.0 for Hyper-V. The solution provides enterprises and cloud providers with agentless antivirus, comprehensive multi-tenant security support and complete control over VM isolation, thus helping to ensure security and compliance for Microsoft Cloud OS, Windows Server, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server.
Monday, February 10, 2014 11:08:00 AM
Veeam is First to Support Both vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
Veeam® Software, innovative provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, today announced that its flagship product, Veeam Backup & Replication, is the first data protection solution to support the most recent hypervisor releases from both VMware and Microsoft. This sets Veeam apart as the first vendor to support the latest versions of both platforms.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 8:04:00 AM
5nine Software announces complimentary 5nine Security for Microsoft Hyper-V with built-in Security and Compliance Scanner
Beverly, MA, USA – 5nine Software, the only provider of agentless/host-based security, compliance and management products for Windows Server and Microsoft Hyper-V, has released a complimentary 5nine Security for Hyper-V with built-in 5nine Security and Compliance Scanner specially designed for Windows Server 2012/R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 3:55:00 PM
Funny Microsoft Video Introduces NEW Migration Automation Toolkit (VMware Migration in minutes, not hours)
I’m not going to try and set this video up – it speaks for itself. Suffice it to say that it’s a very interesting (and unexpectedly hilarious) look at what the Building Clouds team has done to make migrating from VMware to Hyper-V (and Azure) very fast and very easy. You can read more about the Migration Automation Toolkit (MAT) here.
Monday, November 04, 2013 10:44:00 PM
Download 'Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Hyper-V Mini-Posters'
Provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 and focuses on Generation 2 virtual machines, Hyper-V with virtual hard disk sharing, online virtual hard disk resizing, storage quality-of-service, enhanced session mode, live migration, Hyper-V failover clustering, and upgrading your private cloud.
Monday, November 04, 2013 11:17:00 AM
Read "Best Practices for Virtualizing & Managing Exchange 2013" White Paper
This guide provides high-level best practices and considerations for deploying and managing Microsoft Exchange 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V-based virtualization infrastructure. The recommendations and guidance in this document aim to:
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 11:01:00 AM
Veeam Wins 2013 ARN Specialist Vendor of the Year
SYDNEY, Australia – Veeam Software Group, innovative provider of backup, replication and virtualisation management solutions for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, has been recognised as the specialist vendor of the year, for the second consecutive year, at a glittering awards ceremony to mark the seventh Annual Australian Reseller News IT Industry Awards.
Friday, October 04, 2013 12:45:00 PM
Altaro Hyper-V Backup V4 Reviewed
Recently Altaro has just released Altaro Hyper-V Backup to v4. Let me share on my findings during testing and thanks to Altaro which allowed me to remote into their testing environment to perform certain in-depth testing which is not available on my test environment.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 2:57:00 PM
Altaro Blog for Hyper-V & Windows Adminstrators: Resize Hyper-V VHD Disk Files with PowerShell
I’d like to think that we plan ahead and build Hyper-V virtual machines with adequate disk space. But sometimes our best plans can quickly fly out the window. Or you might have a legacy virtual machine that you can’t get rid of yet but its disk space is becoming an issue. Fortunately, this is easily remedied with the Resize-VHD cmdlet. Let me walk you through how I fixed such an issue.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:22:00 PM
PHD Virtual Backup for Hyper-V – COMING SOON
PHD Virtual Backup for Hyper-V is due for release in Q4 of 2013 and for anyone managing a Hyper-V environment it’s a must to check out!
Friday, September 20, 2013 9:25:00 AM
Altaro Blog for Hyper-V & Windows Adminstrators: Microsoft Windows/Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 -- First Impressions
The release date for Windows Server 2012 R2 (and Windows 8.1) has been set for October 18th, 2013. I got a copy of the previews of both Windows Server and Hyper-V Server, from TechNet. Links for both were included in the rotating banner, but you won’t have much trouble finding them if you look.
Thursday, August 29, 2013 7:58:00 PM
5nine Software announces Free Agentless Hyper-V Security & Compliance Scanner BETA
5nine Software the premier vendor for host-based security and management solutions for Hyper-V has today announced the availability of Free Agentless Security for Hyper-V with a Security and Compliance Scanner BETA for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Windows 8 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:41:00 AM
Altaro Monthly Roundup: July 2013
Hopefully by now, you’ve already learned that Microsoft is planning to kill the standard and professional TechNet subscriptions. If you haven’t got a TechNet subscription, let me explain it to you: it’s the tool that millions of us use to gain access to Microsoft software in our testing environments without needing to take out a second (or third) mortgage. For a few hundred dollars per year, we gain unlimited use software that we can poke at, pry, twist, and beat into submission so that we can get a thorough understanding of the software in a safe setting. Then we can unleash our findings upon our hapless users. We can share it with you. We can write publications and include screenshots and just basically provide a lot of free advertisement for Microsoft software. Even if you don’t use TechNet subscriptions, this is a problem for everyone.
Monday, August 05, 2013 2:59:00 PM
Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 2: Requirements and Facts of Hyper-V Replica
In part 1 of this series I introduced you to Hyper-V Replica and what the benefits are of using it in a production environment as a disaster recovery technology. In part 2, we will be covering the following topics on Hyper-V Replica...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:48:00 PM
Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 1: Overview and benefits of using Hyper-V Replica
Even though Microsoft provides two features to achieve high availability for Hyper-V Server and Virtual Machines running on it; Quick and Live Migration technologies, both features require use of Windows Clustering components before you can have them up and running in the production environment. Windows Clustering requires the use of certified hardware, identical storage and network vendors. It not only requires the identical configuration but also experienced administrators to manage the Hyper-V clustered environment.
Monday, July 15, 2013 5:08:00 PM
Solarwinds Whitepaper: Microsoft Hyper-V vs. VMware vSphere: Understanding the Differences
For years, there has been a feature battle between VMware vSphere® and Microsoft Hyper-V®. In general, vSphere has won the feature battle, although Hyper-V is certainly no slouch; the product can hold its own. Although vSphere’s superiority remains largely in place today, the feature gap will ultimately shrink and Hyper-V will become a “good enough” solution for more and more organizations. In this paper, you will be introduced to key features in both products and be exposed to the feature deltas that may exist.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:17:00 AM
Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 Released Following 300% Growth in Revenue
Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and file servers, today announced the release of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4. Having recorded revenue growth of 300% for the product in Q1 2013 compared to the same quarter of last year, the company is set for another boost in revenues with the addition of major new features to their flagship product.
Monday, July 08, 2013 5:04:00 PM
Register NOW! Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 vs. VMware vSphere 5.1: Understanding the Differences Webinar
Webcast Description: In this free live webcast, Scott Lowe, vExpert and Founder & Managing Consultant at The 1610 Group, discusses the differences between Hyper-V 2012 and vSphere 5.1—including highlights of the recent Hyper-V 2012 R2 announcements. With Hyper-V 2012, Microsoft® has closed many of the gaps it previously had with VMware®, and this webcast will walk through a comparison of the scalability and features of both hypervisors.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:35:00 AM