Virtualisation Archives

  1. Understanding the importance of Containerisation and Docker

    For those who have worked with open-source technologies for some time would know that containerisation of apps and services is not a new concept. I was first introduced to the concept of virtual containers when Parallels formally known as ‘SWsoft’ and now called ‘Odin’ first released a product called Virtuozzo which provided a virtualisation technology that enabled operating system virtualisation. This was a platform…

  2. How to move a SCVMM 2012 database to another SQL Server

    This post is a guide and reminder for myself on how to move or re-locate a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 database to another SQL Server. I recently needed to do this procedure and found that because the product didn’t offer a direct option to change the database settings or an option to migrate the…

  3. Solution for hidden or obsolute devices after doing a P2V or V2V conversion in VMware or Hyper-V

    When doing a Physical-to-Virtual (P2v) or a Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) migration of a Windows-based Operating System to either a VMware or Hyper-V based host you may find that some hardware devices are left installed in the virtual machine after the process completes, this is particularly true for Network Adapters. Following documentation and best practices by normally removing integration tools and device…

  4. Veeam Backup Free Edition for VMware and Hyper-V

    If you are looking for a professional back-up utility to backup your hypervisor hosts (VMware or Hyper-V) you are in luck. Veeam; who have led the industry in Virtual infrastructure backup solutions for some time now have announced recently a new free edition of their latest product offering called VeeamZIP. To learn more about it and to download a copy visit this URL:…

  5. Windows Server 2012 RTM

    Following on from my post a few minutes ago, it is also exciting to read the Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing announcement which has also been posted over at the Windows Server team blog. There are so many new features that will be introduced with the release of Windows Server 2012, this release will be…

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