Upgrading to SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

Microsof recently announced the final release of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1. This service pack release provides support for Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX – features which were added to Hyper-V with Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Because my home Hyper-V system makes heavy use of Dynamic Memory, I’ve been running the RC […]

Running a virtual Domain Controller

One of the things I’ve been prevaricating about with the new Hyper-V system at home is whether or not to join the host server to the virtual DC which in turn hosts the Active Directory forest and domain for the lab environment.

Running a virtual DC in either a production or a lab environment isn’t […]

My Hyper-V Beast

Because I now do so much work from my home office, I needed to ramp up my capacity for running up test servers and labs. I have a couple of test machines, but when you’re running up environments which need a few servers to support them (SCCM testing, for example), single machines don’t really cut […]