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Reading Time: 2 minutes StorMagic has just announced a new HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure) solution called SvHCI, which combines a hypervisor and virtual networking with the provider’s proven virtual storage technology used by thousands of customers around the world. This full-stack HCI solution is purpose-built for edge and small to medium-sized business (SMB) environments and includes StorMagic’s in-house 24x7x365 customer support.

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are planning to backup a Microsoft Hyper-V cluster with Veeam Backup & Replication you may have some issues during the configuration of your environment. Compared to VMware vSphere backup where are defined some Veeam proxy on Windows machines (virtual or physical), in a Hyper-V backup, each Hyper-V node act also as a Veeam proxy!

Reading Time: 6 minutes Now that both Microsoft and VMware have officially announced the new released of their virtualization products it’s possible make an homogenous comparison between Hyper-V 2016 and vSphere 6.5 (like I’ve done some years ago with the Hyper-V 2012R2 vs. vSphere 5.5 article). Comparing two different product is not so easy, also if released really closed one each other. You have found some homogenous aspects to make the comparison, at least at technical level (but as written, it’s not so much important now). For numbers could be really easy, but numbers are not enough: for example […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The latest Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 add an interesting new features in Hyper-V: Discrete Device Assignment. This feature implement a “device passthrough” for virtual machines running on Hyper-V: users can now take some of the PCI Express devices in their systems and pass them through directly to a guest VM.

Reading Time: 4 minutes As written in a previous post, the nested virtualization will be one of the future features of Microsoft Hyper-V. Actually Microsoft simple does not support nested virtualization in its Hyper-V product. Nothing wrong with it, but it’s a case where not supported means also that it simple does not work at all. And usually for production user cases it’s not necessary. But for testing and labs this features could be really useful, expecially in the client side of the hypervisor. In fact this feature has already been added to Windows 10 (starting with  the build 10565 of Windows Insider version).

Reading Time: 2 minutes Until now Microsoft simple does not support nested virtualization in its Hyper-V product. Nothing wrong with it, but it’s a case where not supported means also that it simple does not work at all. So the only way to test Hyper-V (or other hypervisor) in a lab with a single physical system (server or client) was using other hypervisors (VMware ESXi, Workstation, or also Paralles or others). Or using this trick (useful also with the new hardware requirement of the next Hyper-V) but with the big limit where the VMs cannot be powered on at […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes The next release of Windows family is really close and a technical preview (both for the client and the server OS) is already available for the download. Of course it’s one of the main theme of the TechEd Europe and will be one of the hot topics on the MVP Summit on next week. Of course the new Windows Server (actually named Windows Server 10 on some sites, but probably renamed in Windows Server 2015) has a lot of new features and improvements that are covered on a dedicated TechNet page. Note that this list may be not complete yet… […]

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