Archives For Virtualization


The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool:

  • Provides a quick, low-risk option for VMware customers to evaluate Hyper-V
  • Converts VMware VMs, virtual disks and configuration, (memory, virtual processor, etc.) from the source to Hyper-V
  • Uninstalls the VMware tools on the source VM and installs the Hyper-V Integration Services as appropriate
  • Includes an easy-to-use wizard-driven GUI simplifying VM conversion

The current MVMC Beta supports converting virtual machines created with:

  • VMware vSphere 4.1
  • VMware vSphere 5.0

To virtual machines for:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1

Download Virtual Machine Converter Beta


Short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine, KVM, is not as widely deployed as other open source hypervisors, but its stature is growing rapidly. KVM is a full virtualization hypervisor and can run both Windows and Linux guests.

Kernel-based Virtual Machine, KVM
http://www.linux-kvm.org

 

Xen supports paravirtualization and "hardware assisted" virtualization for modified and un-modified guests, respectively.

http://www.xen.org

OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux which has become quite popular among the mass-market Linux hosting providers as an inexpensive way to provide virtual private servers.
http://openvz.org

VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X and can support all those operating systems as guests.
http://www.virtualbox.org

Lguest
http://lguest.ozlabs.org/


This document details the features and benefits of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers product in comparison with VMware® vSphere® 4 (currently shipping as of the date of publication), Microsoft® Hyper-V® 2008 R2 (expected to ship in the second half of 2009), and VMware Virtual Infrastructure® 3.5 (widely deployed in existing virtualized environments).

This document is designed to give you information about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, and to allow you to compare features and benefits across multiple virtualization platforms.

You can download PDF document by going:

http://www.redhat.com/f/pdf/rhev/LEARN-Red-Hat-Competitive-Features.pdf

 

Virtualization Servers product comparision


Virtualizing business-critical applications can deliver significant customer benefits, including cost savings, enhanced business continuity, and an agile and efficient management solution. In this webcast, we discuss virtualizing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 using Microsoft solutions. We present the benefits of Microsoft virtualization technologies over key competitors such as VMware, and we provide guidance for virtualizing SharePoint 2010 for production and test/development scenarios, focusing on scale, load balancing, dynamic provisioning, and high availability. Other topics we cover include Microsoft virtualization technical details with best practices and customer evidence and results from lab deployment tests.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032443103&CountryCode=US


Server virtualization technologies have taken front stage recently and many organizations have begun to replace physical servers, including SharePoint servers, with virtualized machines. Virtualization of the 2007 wave of SharePoint Products and Technologies has been supported for some time, and many 2007 farms have been successfully virtualized over the years. With a new version of SharePoint, however, comes new best practices and new techniques for virtualization of SharePoint. This session focuses specifically on SharePoint Server 2010 farm virtualization, and how components of a SharePoint 2010 environment can be successfully virtualized. Included in the discussion are new virtualization High Availability options such as Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Live Migration of SharePoint guest sessions as well as time-tested design architecture examples using integrated SharePoint failover techniques.a

View Video:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/virtualization-of-sharepoint-2010-farm-architecture.aspx





http://www.vmware.com/solutions/business-critical-apps/sharepoint_server/


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607811.aspx


SharePointVirtualization

Virtualization of SharePoint 2010 Farm Architecture by Michael Noel


Virtualization has existed for decades, and yet the rate of adoption in recent years has skyrocketed along with the innovative ways that virtualization can be utilized. The Essentials Series: Virtualization and Disaster Recovery discusses the benefit of virtualization in providing for business continuity though data replication and protection, allowing a more cost-effective solution for high availability and disaster recovery.

 

Download: http://nexus.realtimepublishers.com/esvdr.php