In this RunAs Radio podcast, Richard flies solo to talk to Vijay Tewari about the new features being added to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
The beta of Service Pack 1 was announced at Tech Ed US for release in July 2010. Vijay talks about two key new features being added to Hyper-V: dynamic memory and remoteFX. The conversation also explores the future directions of virtualization. You can read Vijay’s blog here.
Vijay Tewari is a Principal Program Manager in the Windows Server Virtualization team. He has been involved with Virtualization since 2000 and is deeply passionate about the benefits that virtualization brings in making IT infrastructure responsive to business needs. He has over 18+ years of experience in the industry and is a co-author of the WS-Management protocol. Vijay has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.
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In this RunAs Radio podcast, Richard and I talk to Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Clint Huffman about performance tuning Hyper-V.
Clint works out in the field with customers solving the problems they have with Hyper-V. He gives us a raft of tips on how to understand what Hyper-V is doing, including avoiding the Task Manager entirely (it’ll lie to you) and focusing instead of Performance Monitor and xPerf. He also points us to Tony Voellm’s blog here. Also check out this article on Performance Tuning Hyper-V and BizTalk written by Clint and Ewan Fairweather.
Originally from Dayton, OH. Clint joined Microsoft in 1999 supporting web technologies, Microsoft load testing tools, and later worked as a Testing Consultant helping people with load testing at the Microsoft Services Labs. There he found a passion for solving Windows performance issues. In 2006, he joined Microsoft Premier Field Engineering (PFE) to take on BizTalk performance issues only to find that most issues could be diagnosed by analyzing operating system resources. Some may say that performance analysis of Windows is more of an art than a science. Well, Clint strives to make it as much of a science as possible and to bring it to the masses. Clint is probably best known for the Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) tool, which simplifies the analysis of performance monitor logs. He is an author of many of the recent BizTalk performance guides on MSDN and recently spoke at Tech Ed 2008 on BizTalk performance analysis.
If you would like to use Microsoft Premier Field Engineering (PFE) resources (onsite problem solving, training, risk assessments, etc) and if you have a Microsoft Premier Support Agreement, then contact your Microsoft Technical Account Manager (TAM). If you do not have a Microsoft Premier Support Agreement, then go here for more info.
In another of the Tech-Ed EMEA 2008 shows from Barcelona, Richard and I talk to Jeff Woolsey about Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, what’s coming for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2, and even some hints of what comes after that.
Jeff Woolsey is a Principal Program Manager Lead for Windows Virtualization in the Microsoft Server and Tools Division. Jeff has over ten year’s virtualization experience and has been an integral in the development of Virtual PC 2004, Virtual PC 2007, Virtual Server 2005/2005 R2 and the new hypervisor-based virtualization technology, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. Jeff is a sought after virtualization expert and has presented in numerous keynotes with Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Bob Muglia.
Microsoft has released Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008, which is the company’s hypervisor virtualization platform. With it, you get multi-OS, highly-configurable and performance virtualized hardware capabilities on the Windows platform.
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the next-generation hypervisor-based server virtualization technology, allows you to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine. With Hyper-V, you can also efficiently run multiple different operating systems — Windows, Linux, and others — in parallel, on a single server, and fully leverage the power of x64 computing.
For additional information, you might want to check out a RunAs Radio episode that Richard Campbell and I published back in April, when we spoke with Anil Desai on the topic of Hyper-V. Anil compared Hyper-V to ESX Server from VMWare and discussed the Microsoft offering in some detail.
RunAs Radio digs into Hyper-V with guest Anil Desai. Hyper-V is the virtualization product that shipped as a beta with Windows Server 2008, the release version to be available 180 days later. This show was recorded while Hyper-V was still a release candidate. Anil digs into the strengths and weaknesses of Hyper-V and how it compares to products like VMWare’s ESX Server.
Anil Desai is an independent consultant based in Austin, TX. He specializes in evaluating, implementing, and managing IT solutions. He has worked extensively with Microsoft’s Server products and the .NET development platform and has managed environments that support thousands of virtual machines. Anil holds numerous certifications and is a Microsoft MVP (Windows Server — Management Infrastructure). Anil is the author of numerous technical books focusing on the Windows Server Platform, Virtualization, Active Directory, SQL Server, and IT management. He has made dozens of conference presentations and is a frequent contributor to online and print magazines.