Hyper-V

NetJapan Releases ActiveImage Protector 2018 SP2 For Hyper-V Enterprise With ReZoom it! Live

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NetJapan, Inc., publisher of backup, disaster recovery, and virtualization software, releases ActiveImage Protector 2018 SP2 for Hyper-V Enterprise with a new feature, ReZoom it! Live, and support for ActiveVisor management console.

After a disaster, malware infection, or system failure, large multi-terabyte virtual machines can take hours to recover. ReZoom it! Live eliminates this time-gap between failure and recovery by providing system availability while recovering a virtual machine. ReZoom it! Live boots the virtual machine from the host's backup when the recovery process begins; bringing the virtual machine online while simultaneously recovering the VM. All changes made during the ReZoom it! Live process will be available when the recovered virtual machine is subsequently booted.

Hyper-V Failover Clusters - What You Need to Know and How 5nine Can Help



Building a Hyper-V failover plan is a critical step for any organization wishing to maintain 24/7/365 availability of their Microsoft Cloud. However, configuring Hyper-V failover clusters and managing Hyper-V hosts has its own set of unique challenges, nuances and steps. This article provides an introduction to Hyper-V failover challenges, discusses its benefits and shares some resources where virtualization administrators can access more information.

A Brief Introduction to the History of Hyper-V Failover Clusters

A Hyper-V failover cluster is a group of Hyper-V hosts that can synchronize in a way so that one host can take the load (virtual machines, services, processes, etc) if another fails or suffers performance issues. Windows Server Administrators who wish to fortify their server workloads have a helpful option - Hyper-V failover clustering - right inside Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, and 5nine Manager.

7 Tips for Hyper-V Monitoring that You’ll Wish You Read Sooner

Learn how to better manage your Hyper-V environment and improve performance. In this article, we'll walk through how to optimally configure your VMs and servers. Then, we'll provide a number of tips for monitoring your Hyper-V VMs. 

A key aspect of optimizing and monitoring performance is understanding the requirements for the workloads. You need to identify these requirements, along with the dependencies of the software that you'll run, and then categorize the various types of resource utilization parameters. These are the high-level considerations: 

  • Memory - What is the amount of RAM that is necessary for a specific VM? Is this amount adequate for all levels of application activity?
  • CPU - Learn if the applications are typically CPU-intensive. Is it possible the performance gains will be seen with multiple CPUs?
  • Storage Options - Account for all speed and capacity requirements for storage that supports the VMs. Will the applications run better using network storage?
  • Network - Does any VM need access to other systems-or to the Internet? Which of these VMs will generate heavy traffic?

Gather this information from historical statistics that your organization may be collecting, or think through how best to conduct the estimates. Either approach will be helpful in identifying potential performance bottlenecks.

Hyper-V Management: Mistakes You’ll Never Make Again Part 1

Virtualization technology is complex, which means the learning curve for hyper-v management (Hyper-V 101) can be quite steep for administrators. In this article, we review a number of common mistakes that Hyper-V administrators struggle with in their day-to-day operations. We also suggest remedies and optimization techniques to help you significantly improve your Hyper-V environment.

Mistake #1 - Imbalance of Memory and CPUs

 

Microsoft to make Ubuntu a first-class guest under Hyper-V

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Microsoft's revealed a plan to make Ubuntu 18.04 a "first-class" guest under Hyper-V.

Microsoft's definition of first-class may sound a bit ho-hum for users of other desktop hypervisors, as it includes window resizing, a clipboard that goes from host to guest and back again, something Microsoft's called a "Better mouse experience", Drive redirection and the Enhanced Session Mode that allows a guest to access host hardware. The Register's virtualization desk has enjoyed such features for quite some time in VirtualBox and VMware's desktop hypervisors.
 

5nine Releases Manager Datacenter 2.0 for Multitenant Hyper-V Environments

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5nine Software, the leading provider of Microsoft Cloud management, security and migration solutions, today announced version 2.0 of its popular 5nine Manager Datacenter. This 2.0 release signifies the next step for 5Nine's Manager Datacenter product to serve as a comprehensive, and scalable enterprise solution. Its new features and improvements enable large, multitenant and distributed Microsoft Cloud datacenters to centrally manage, monitor, back up, recover and control Hyper-V infrastructures in a more cost-efficient and streamlined manner.

Enterprise VMM: The Market Today

The explosion of Hyper-V adoption in recent years, alongside Microsoft Cloud in general, has quickly made it one of the leading virtualization platforms on the enterprise market today. Large organizations with multiple datacenters and locations are beginning to realize, though, that new tools may be needed to more effectively remotely manage, monitor and secure their infrastructure while using this platform.

5nine Manager Datacenter offers the simplest, fastest and best enterprise management experience available. This release provides the following new features and VMM advantages over similar offerings:

NetJapan Releases vStandby 6 With Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Servers

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NetJapan, Inc., publisher of backup, system recovery, and virtualization software solutions, using its sector-based disk imaging backup and virtualization technologies, releases vStandby 6 with added support for Hyper-V.

vStandby 6, a Virtual Standby Availability Switchover solution, creates and maintains dormant Virtual Standby Replica (VSR) of physical or virtual source machines on Hyper-V or VMware hosts. The VSRs of physical and virtual source machines are made ready for immediate use in Hyper-V or VMware virtual environments. vStandby 6 is an easy-to-use affordable solution that ensures continued data protection and system operations.

vStandby 6 is also an ideal solution to counter potential ransomware attacks as the VSR can be resumed to an earlier unaffected state.

Free Hyper-V Backup using Vembu VMBackup

Article Written by David Marshall

Microsoft Hyper-V is becoming a tough competitor for VMware vSphere ever since Microsoft unveiled Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2.  And Hyper-V has been constantly attracting a lot of users, many of whom are already benefitted by the new and improved function of Hyper-V server.  Setting up a Hyper-V server and creating virtual machines is really an easy and simple task, but creating a backup policy for the VMs running on Hyper-V is still complicated for many IT admins. 

Now that  your organization has created its own private cloud by way of Hyper-V, and you've migrated most or all of your physical servers to VMs -- and in many cases, you've even moved over your mission-critical servers -- how do you protect them and keep the organization operational when "stuff happens" and things go wrong?  What, if anytrhing, are you currently using to backup those VMs? 

If your business is currently looking for such a solution, but the budget isn't where you need it in order to get all the features you require, you should check out the new Vembu VMBackup FREE edition which might just surprise you.
 

Free eBook - Hyper-V First Aid Kit: Troubleshooting 5 Common Issues

Written by David Marshall

Altaro Software, developers of Altaro VM Backup and Brien M. Posey, a Microsoft MVP, have announced a new and free eBook titled, "A Hyper-V First Aid Kit: Troubleshooting 5 Common Issues."  

This eBook was written in an effort to help Hyper-V administrators diagnose various problems with the Hyper-V hypervisor and its virtual machines.  Rather than try to discuss every problem that could potentially occur, the book focuses on some of the more common issues that admins will likely encounter.  For each of those problems discussed, a short description of the problem and one or more step by step solutions to the problem will be provided.  

OpenStack Folsom Adds Network Automation, Block Storage and Hyper-V Support

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OpenStack Folsom, the sixth release of the open source cloud computing platform, saw a 65 percent increase in contributors, as well as the addition of Networking and Block Storage services, architected in line with the OpenStack philosophy of pluggability and extensibility. While work was underway to establish the new OpenStack Foundation, the thriving community once again delivered the release on-time and with all planned essential features.

OpenStack Folsom automates pools of compute, storage and networking resources, now including emerging Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions via OpenStack Networking plug-ins, to build private and public cloud infrastructures without vendor lock-in. OpenStack Networking currently includes plug-in support for Open vSwitch, the Ryu open source network operating system, standard Linux bridge networking and commercial solutions from Cisco, Nicira, and NEC, with others in development. Written by more than 330 contributors, the Folsom release features a continued focus on stability and extensibility, while adding considerable new features like Networking, Block Storage and Hyper-V support. The community also made significant progress with localization efforts, introducing a new translation framework for the software, user-facing guides and documentation.