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Hyper-V Resources and Links September 9th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

This has been on the news off-late like anything. So I also thought to join the party with some resources and links to help you. Official Support for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 can be found in this KB: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=956893

To use your Hyper-V on production environements and to get support for their Windows Server 2008 Host OS, check this important update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950050

Misc Resources on Hyper-V:

Product Page: www.microsoft.com/hyperv

Hyper-V TechCenter: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/servermanager/virtualization.mspx

Release Notes: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3ED582F0-F844-40BA-B692-230845AF1149&displaylang=en

Step by Step guide for Hyper-V: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/c513e254-adf1-400e-8fcb-c1aec8a029311033.mspx?mfr=true

Step-by-Step Guide for Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CD828712-8D1E-45D1-A290-7EDADF1E4E9C&displaylang=en

Hyper-V TechNet forum: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=583&SiteID=17
 
Virtualization TechCenter: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/default.aspx
 
Virtualization Blogs:
http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/
http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/
http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/
http://blogs.technet.com/roblarson/default.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/mikekol/
 
List of servers that are certified to run Hyper-V:
http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/results.aspx?&bCatID=1333&cpID=0&avc=11&ava=0&avq=0&OR=1&PGS=25&ready=0
Click on the Hyper-V link on the left-hand side.

List of KB Articles published:

Description of the update for the release version of the Hyper-V technology for Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;950050
 
Description of the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Management Tools update for the release version of Hyper-V
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;952627
 
Description of the Hyper-V Language Pack for Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;951636
 
When you try to enable, disable, or update Hyper-V technology, the process stops responding
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;950792
 
Guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine host
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954958
 
Virtual machines that were created on the beta version of the Hyper-V role do not start after the Hyper-V role is updated to a later version
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;949222
 
You are not prompted for credentials after you receive an “Access Denied” error message when you try to connect to a virtual machine from the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V MMC snap-in
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954279
 
The VMBus device does not load on a virtual machine that is running on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that has Hyper-V installed
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954282
 
After you deploy a Sysprep prepared image, the Hypervisor layer service does not start automatically in Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954356
 
Error message when you try to export a virtual machine on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that uses Hyper-V: “An error occurred while attempting to export the virtual machine”
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954280
 
Virtual Hard Disk (.vhd file) contents may be accessed by all users after you mount the file as a loopback device in Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954358
 
You experience issues after you install Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Integration Services on a Vista Home Premium virtual machine or a Vista Home Basic virtual machine
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954283
 
After you install Windows 2000 on a virtual machine that is running on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that uses Hyper-V technology, you can only create a maximum startup disk that is 127 GB
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954281
 
You are not prompted for credentials after you receive an “Access Denied” error message when you try to connect to a virtual machine from the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V MMC snap-in
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954279

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IIS6 to IIS7 – Gotcha September 9th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

If you are looking at some experiences, then here are some Steve shares over his blog.  

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