Archive for the ‘Virtualization’ Category

Test Microsoft Edge and versions of IE6 through IE11 on VM

August 26, 2015

Test Microsoft Edge and versions of IE6 through IE11 using free virtual machines.

By giving away these virtual machines, Microsoft makes it easier for developers who don’t have PCs running the latest version of Windows to ensure they’re building sites that work well with Microsoft Edge.

The virtual machines stop working after 90 days, and users will lose all of their data. Microsoft recommends creating a snapshot of an Edge virtual machine that users can then restore from later to help manage that limitation.

Supported Platform: HyperV_2012, Virtualbox, VMware.

 

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Download PowerCLI v5

October 7, 2011

Grab the latest version of the world’s best PowerShell snapin. PowerCLI v5 is a client-based tool with no dependencies, and it’s downwards-compatible!

There are now FOUR VMware snap-ins installed with PowerCLI v5:

Get-PSSnapin vmware*

There are 293 cmdlets in total across these snap-ins. Here they are, grouped by Noun and Verb:

$c = Get-Command -Module vmware*
$c.Length
$c | group verb
$c | group noun

 

Linux Integration Services Version 3.1 for Hyper-V

August 23, 2011

A set of drivers that enable synthetic device support in supported Linux virtual machines under Hyper-V.

System requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V RTM Update (KB950050) applied
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V RTM
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RTM

VMware Compliance Checker for vSphere

August 15, 2011

The Compliance Checker is a free, downloadable, fully-functional product for checking compliance of your environment to help you ensure that it remains secure and compliant. You can print the reports that Compliance Checker produces, and can run compliance checks across multiple ESX and ESXi servers at once.

VMware Compliance Checker for vSphere lets you:
-Check compliance for multiple VMware ESX and ESXi servers concurrently
-Run compliance check on up to 5 ESX or ESXi servers at a time and produce reports.
-Supports VMware vSphere hardening guidelines
-Perform checks on VMware ESX and ESXi servers to conform with the latest VMware vSphere hardening guidelines.
-Analyze compliance assessment results
-After a compliance run, you can view the assessments by ESX/ESXi hosts, plus guests.
-Save and Print assessment results
-You can save and print the compliance assessment reports to your team for review and they can be saved for archival needs

FREE Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1

August 15, 2011

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 is a standalone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. With the addition of new features such as live migration and expanded processor and memory support for host systems, it allows organizations to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server and is a good solution for organizations who are consolidating servers as well as for development and test environments.

Hyper-V_Server_R2_SP1_MultiLang.iso (1.0 GB)

VMworld 2010 sessions free to watch online

August 6, 2011

You can view the 2010 sessions at vmworld.com/community/sessions/2010/

Gateway to VMware Resources

June 8, 2011

http://vlp.vsphere-land.com/

http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/planet/v12n/  (RSS)

 

 

Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP)

April 16, 2011

Find out about virtualization support by clicking through this online guide.

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008 R2

April 9, 2011

Download

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Can I install the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003?
A: No. The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 can only be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Q: Can I install the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)?
A: Yes. In fact, that’s what is recommended.

Q: Can I install the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target on a Core install of Windows Server 2008 R2?
A: No. The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 is only supported in a Full install.

Q: I don’t have a copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Where can I get an evaluation copy?
A: You download an evaluation version of Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd459137.aspx

Q: Where is the x86 (32-bit) version of the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3?
A: The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3, is provided in only in an x64 (64-bit) version, as is Windows Server 2008 R2,

Q: What are these “iSCSITargetClient” MSI files included in the download?
A: Those are the optional VSS and VDS providers for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3. You should install them in the same computer that runs the iSCSI Initiator if you intend to use VSS or VDS. For details on VSS, see http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2007/10/10/the-basics-of-the-volume-shadow-copy-service-vss.aspx. For details on VDS, see http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2007/10/25/the-basics-of-the-virtual-disk-services-vds.aspx

Q: Where is the Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 documentation?
A: There is some documentation inside the package. Additional documentation is available on the web at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg232606.aspx

Q: Can I use the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 as shared storage for a Windows Server Failover Cluster?
A: Yes. That is one of its most common uses.

Q: Can I install the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 in a Hyper-V virtual machine?
A: Yes. We do it all the time.

Q: Can I use the downloaded Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 in my production environment?
A: Yes. Make sure to perform the proper evaluation and testing before deploying any software in a production environment. But you knew that already…

Q: What are the support policies for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 on Windows Server 2008 R2?
A: The support policies are listed at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg983493.aspx

Refreshed Package for Windows Virtual PC

April 9, 2011
Windows6.1-KB958559-x64-RefreshPkg.msu (16.3MB)
Windows6.1-KB958559-x86-RefreshPkg.msu(15.3MB)
 
Quick Details
Version: 6.1.7600.16393
Date Published:2/14/2011