Regular readers will have realised by now that the frequency of posts on this blog is almost inversely proportional to the amount of my spare time that the day job eats up and, after a period of intense blogging when I had a fairly light workload, the last couple of weeks have left little time for writing (although James Bannan and I did finally record the pilot episode of our new podcast last night… watch this space for more information).
In the absence of my planned post continuing the series on Microsoft Virtualization and looking at application virtualisation (which will make an appearance, just maybe not until next week), here are a few Hyper-V links that might come in useful (supplementing the original list of Hyper-V links I published back in July):
- Matthijs ten Seldam’s VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool is now available.
- For those who don’t have the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 beta (and the release product will be here soon), there is an open source project on Codeplex that provides a PowerShell management library for Hyper-V (I’ve also recorded a video for TechNet about remote management of Hyper-V and will post the link when it goes live on the site – incidentally, I wouldn’t recommend it but whilst recording another TechNet video about Hyper-V, I found Hyper-V will install inside a virtual machine on Hyper-V! ).
- The MSDN website features a section on measuring performance on Hyper-V (specifically relating to running BizTalk Server in a VM, but equally applicable to many other workloads).
- Microsoft has finally shipped the Linux integration components for Hyper-V (apparently the delay was due to copyright battles…). Only SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is officially supported at the moment but that doesn’t mean other distros won’t work.