Spend 4 hours and learn Hyper-V and SCVMM

Two free clinics:

Clinic 5935: Introducing Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008

Topics covered in the clinic include:

  • Features of Hyper-V
  • Features of server consolidation
  • Hyper-V implementation
  • Creation of virtual machines
  • Dynamic Data Centers
  • Clustering in virtual environments 

Clinic 6334: Exploring Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

  • 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

VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool Available

VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool, VMC2HV for short, imports the configuration from a Virtual Machine Configuration (VMC) file. Both Virtual PC and Virtual Server use VMC files to store the hardware and other properties of a VM. It reads the VMC file and maps all relevant properties to those for a Hyper-V VM. For those properties that did not exist, it provides additional options. Those properties that no longer exist are ignored.

http://blogs.technet.com/matthts/archive/2008/09/12/vmc-to-hyper-v-import-tool-available.aspx

New Hyper-V docs

docx Hyper-V Server 2008 Getting Started Guide

This guide helps you get started with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008.

 

docx Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Configuration Guide

Detailed setup & configuration guide for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

 

docx Microsoft Hyper-V Server License Terms

This page provides you the License Terms for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. Print and retain a copy of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server license terms for your records. Accept the license terms. By downloading…

MS Hyper-V Server: in 30 days for $0

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, a new hypervisor-based server virtualization product (like ESXi), will be released within 30 days and be available at no cost via the Web
  • Microsoft will demonstrate live migration feature of Windows Server 2008 R2. And the next version of Microsoft Hyper-V Server (the one after 2008) will have live migration capabilities.
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 will be released within 30 days [not a surprise], which will manage Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 or VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3
  • Microsoft’s global server OEM partners … report that nearly 100% of their customers who order Windows Server 2008 with hardware are also choosing to have Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V included with their order.
  • Dedicated virtualization lab established within the Microsoft Enterprise Engineering Center.
  • Support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products that are running on a virtual machine in a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environment

    Microsoft SQL Server 2008

    Microsoft supports and provides technical help to customers who run SQL Server 2008 on a virtual machine in a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environment except for certain configurations that are documented in the Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2008 section of the SQL Server 2008 Online Book.

     

    Microsoft SQL Server 2005

    SQL Server 2005 is not fully supported on a virtual machine in a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environment.

     

    Read the rest:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956893