October 2008 - Posts
Microsoft has just released and updated version of this great tool. FSMT offers a step-by-step process, simplifying the task of migrating file services. It provides the necessary tools to help minimize the impact to users, resulting in a more manageable environment.
The main reason for this updated release is support for Windows Server 2008. I've already used the beta version on several projects, where customers where migrating to Windows Server 2008.
Read more about this great utility here:
Download FSMT here:
With the RTM of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM), lots of pepole will start playing with all the cool new features. To help you getting started with Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Microsoft has launched a couple of free online training courses for their virtualisation platform:
Clinic 5935 - Introducing Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008
This 2-hour online clinic provides IT Professionals experienced in Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 with the knowledge and skills to implement and manage Hyper-V in an IT environment.
Topics covered in the clinic include:
- Features of Hyper-V
- Features of server consolidation
- Hyper-V implementation
- Creation of virtual machines
- Dynamic datacenters
- Clustering in virtual environments
- 3+ years of experience planning, implementing, and supporting a Microsoft Windows-based network using Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003.
- A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003 credential or equivalent knowledge.
- Familiarity with operational best practices such as those described in the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) or Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
Clinic 6334: Exploring Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
This 2-hour online clinic provides IT Professionals experienced in Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 with the knowledge to implement and manage Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
Topics covered in the clinic include:
- Features and functionalities of VMM
- Implementation and management of VMM
- Management of VMM library
- Management of hosts by using VMM
- Implementation of virtual machine Self-Services
- Experience in planning, implementing, and supporting Windows Server–based networks, operating systems and platform infrastructure. This may include experience in Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.
- Knowledge of server virtualization and Hyper-V.
The waiting is finally over...System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) Has now gone RTM.
SCVMM provides a management solution for the virtualized data center that helps enable centralized management of IT infrastructure, increased server utilization, and dynamic resource optimization across multiple virtualization platforms.
Highlights of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008:
- Support for VMs Running on Windows Server 2008
- Multi-Vendor Virtualization Platform Support
- Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)
- Host Cluster Support for “High Availability” Virtual Machines
Download evaluation copy here:
Read more about System Center Virtual Machine manager here:
The Microsoft Application Virtualization ADM template configures client settings for the App-V Windows Desktop Client and for the Terminal Services client. The ADM template centrally manages common client configurations by using an existing Group Policy infrastructure and includes settings for communication, client interface, and permissions.
Feature Bullet Summary:
The ADM Template for App-V 4.5 provides central client settings administration for App-V 4.5 deployment, including the following:
- Client permissions
- Client interface behavior
- Client communication settings
Download the App-V Client ADM template here. It’s not an admx but the "old-style” adm template. Hopefully we’ll see an admx file in a near future.
This guide helps you become familiar with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 by providing instructions for creating a virtual machine and configuring virtual networks. For more information about Hyper-V Server 2008, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129170).