How to Install Hyper-V Virtualization on Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 and later releases of the product ship with a virtualization platform called Hyper-V, which works quite well since it’s built into Windows. Today we’re going to show you how to install it. Note: this is part of our ongoing series teaching IT administration basics, and might not apply to everybody. Installing Hyper-V Launch the Server Manager, […]

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How to Set Up a Virtualization Server

If there’s one technology that can greatly improve computing environments of any size, it’s virtualization. By using a single physical server to run many virtual servers, you can decrease operational costs and get far more bang for your buck. Whether your company is a 2-server or 2000-server shop, you can benefit from server virtualization in a variety of ways. The best part? […]

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Virtualization Basics

Virtualization software can essentially turn one computer into several. We’ll show you how virtualization works, what it can be used for, and a few virtual software packages for your nonprofit or library. Imagine only being able to run one software program at a time on your computer. What if, in order to check your email, you had to turn off […]

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Configuring a Virtual Machine Using VMware

In this article we will look at how to configure a virtual machine (VM) using VMware. This article shows how to use VMware ESX Server, the VMware Infrastructure Client (VIC) and the VirtualCenter management console to create a new VM running a host operating system of Windows XP Professional SP 3. We will look at how to plan and prepare […]

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Installing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Installing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V The basics of setting up Hyper-V after a base Windows Server 2008 installation (64 bit) and shows how to install roles, configure basic settings and create a VM. With the launch of Windows Server 2008, along comes a new component to compete directly in the virtualization space. For those of you familiar with Windows Virtual […]

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Windows Server 2008 R2: Hyper-V

  About This Video Jeff Woolsey, principal group program manager for Windows Server and Windows Hyper-V, and Corey Hynes of HynesITe delivery a comprehensive introduction to the underlying virtualization technologies that make up Hyper-V. You’ll learn about the architecture of Hyper-V and get guidance on storage management, performance optimization and lowering your TCO.

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