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Simon Momber, VMware Solution Architect, provides a technical tour of vCloud Hybrid Service, what it is, how you can procure it, use cases, and where to get more information.

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

Step by step instruction to create Windows 2008 Server using VMware virtual machine.
In this case, I am connected to my ESX host where I am going to create a new virtual machine to install Windows 2008 server.

1. Connect to your ESX Virtual Host and right click and create New Virtual Machine


2. Select the appropriate configuration. How would you prefer to configure your virtual machine?


3.  Select a Name and Location for this Virtual Machine. What do you want to call this virtual machine and where do you want it located?


4. Choose a Datastore for the virtual machine. Where do you want to store the virtual machine files?


5. Choose the Guest Operating System. What guest operating system do you plan to use with virtual machine?
I am going to select Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64-bit


6. Virtual CPU’s. Configure the number of virtual processors in the virtual machine. I am going to select 2 virtual processors for my Windows 2008 virtual machine


7. Memory. Configure the virtual machine’s memory size for your Windows 2008 virtual machine.
I am going with recommended memory for creating Windows 2008 Virtual Machine



8. Choose Network. Which network connection will be used by the virtual machine?
Going with default network adapter to create Windows 2008 virtual machine


9. Define virtual disk capacity. What size do you want this virtual disk to be? For my Windows 2008 server virtual machine, I am going with 40GB disk size


10. Ready to complete new Windows 2008 virtual machine. When you click on Finish,
ESX host will create your virtual machine and it’s ready for Windows 2008 OS installation.


In my next post, I am going to show you how you can install Windows 2008 OS to the new Virtual Machine which I created.

Where do I go to download VMware Infrastructure Client? 

1. Open your browser

2. Enter your IP address for your VMware Host

You will see VMWare Welcome window will open where you will see a link Download VMware Infrastructure Client
If you need to access this host remotely, use the following program to install VMware Infrastructure client software. After running the installer, start the client and log in to this host.

Download VMware Infrastructure Client

Virtualized SharePoint 2010 Environment by using VMware vSphere and EMC CLARiiON CX4-120 with EMC efficient storage technology.

The SharePoint 2010 farm with high availability is protected locally with Replication Manager intergrating with EMC SnapView snap technology and remotely with RecoverPoint/SE CRP controlled by VMware vCenter SRM

Virtualized SharePoint 2010 Environment by using VMware vSphere and EMC CLARiiON CX4-120 with EMC efficient storage technology.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Learn about strategies for protecting data within a unified storage infrastructure. Discover how to define protection policies, identify protection gaps, and prove compliance, as well as instantly recover from data corruption with DVR-like rollback.

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Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to Accelerate EHR Adoption

Thursday, January 13, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Hear Columbia Memorial Hospital discuss how the EMC Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Solution for Healthcare helps solve the challenge of ever-increasing costs–while increasing clinical productivity, improving workflow, and securing patient information.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Learn about the benefits of tight VMware integration, and find out how EMC’s 60+ points of integration with VMware enhance the performance, scalability, security, and ease-of-management of virtual environments.

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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:


Virtualization Servers product comparision

High Level Solution Archituecture for SharePoint from netApp, VMware and Cisco

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VMware View Architecture

December 16, 2010 — Leave a comment

VMware View Architecture

This document describes the reference architecture for the Vblock 1 enabled by Unified Storage solution on VMware View 4.5. (Vblock 1 enabled by Unified Storage, hereinafter referred to as Vblock 1.) This solution comprises Cisco’s Unified Computing System, EMC’s Vblock 1 storage (EMC Celerra® NS-960), VMware vSphere 4.1, and VMware View 4.5, for managing virtual desktops.


Vblock 1 for VMware View 4.5 Reference Architecture