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Microsoft Virtualization User Group Meeting – May 28th

5:11 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

The Belgian Microsoft Virtualization User Group organizes their second get together on May 28th and will talk about following topics:

Hyper-V scripting (Part2) – PowerShell
So, you want to Script Hyper-V ? After the April session where we discussed WMI and Hyper-v,
you can come to this session and you will discover how to use the James O’Neill’s created library: PSHyperv.

What’s new Hyper-V R2 and SCVMM 2008 R2

What are the new features of Hyper-V R2 and VMM 2008 R2 ? Come to this session and we will explain them for you.
Some of the features we will cover will be:

  • Live Migration

  • Hot addition/removal of Storage

  • New optimized networking technologies

  • Enhanced storage and cluster support

  • SAN migration into and out of clustered hosts

  • Expanded Support for iSCSI SANs

XP Mode and VPC 7 Demo
There will be a short demo of all the new features of Virtual PC 7 and XP Mode.


17:30 – 18:00 Arrivals 

21:30 End of meeting


BDC SNACK – 1st Floor – Buro & Design Center
Heysel Esplanade B62
1020 Brussels


Please register by sending an email

What’s coming in SCVMM 2008 R2 (RC)?

1:35 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

While SCVMM 2008 R2 is still in Beta the team is quietly working on improvements for the Release Candidate. There are some great new features coming up:


  • Storage Migration where you will be able to migrate the storage of a VM within the same host or towards a new host. There will be some downtime but typical it will be less than 2 mins. Further will you be able to do storage Vmotion on VMWare hosts.
  • Live Migration queuing allows you to do multiple live migration from one server. VMM will detect that the live migration fails and will try the live migration again for a period of time
  • Rapid Provisioning  is a feature that allow you to create a new VM based on a template without the need to copy over the vhd file with the bits transfer. Now you will be able to point to a dummy disk and change the path of the vhd file by using the PowerShell cmdlets to deploy the new VM.
  • Host compat check, before migrating the VM to another box we will check the compatibility of the Hardware if it’s not compatible we don’t move.

We also added some other features for that I encourage you to read the full post:

IT Infrastructure Software Spotlight – SCVMM and the cloud

3:18 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

Technology preview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager which is capable of managing Virtual Machines hosted in the cloud.