Virtualisation

Discussion of Virtualisation (or Virtualization to US readers) of operating systems, generally with a slant on how software developers use virtualisation to make life easier.
How to enable PowerShell in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
After reading Tim Anderson’s blog article (here) on his installation of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 I glibly added a comment that R2 now includes PowerShell 2.0 for local management of virtual machines using PowerShell scripts. Of course, I hadn’t actually tried this before commenting .... Why would you want to use scripting on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 If you have never installed Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 you may not realise the limited options provided by the local management tool. Based on Windows Server ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 4, 2009 9:00 PM | Comments (2)

Hyper-V remote management made much easier
Just a simple link to John Howard's blog where he annouced HVRemote - an much quicker way of enabling Hyper-V remote management, http://blogs.technet.com/jh... Thanks to Matt Barret for telling me about the appearance of the tool, and it's already helped him solve Hyper-V remote issues which he was finding impossible to solve. Released just too late to get into the talk at DDD7 ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 26, 2008 2:51 PM | Comments (0)

Virtual Box under Windows XP – configuring a bridged network (before v2.1.x)
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Posted On Wednesday, November 26, 2008 2:31 PM | Comments (19)

VirtualBox 2.0.6 released
Changelog available here http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog.

Note: last time I upgraded from 2.0.2 to 2.0.4 the installation 'removed' all virtual network adapters during the process, which required me to do a bit of fiddling afterwards to get the existing VMs to connect to the correct virtual network adapter (blog to come on how to sort that out)

Posted On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 3:08 PM | Comments (0)

DDD7 - Virtualisation for Developers powerpoint available for download
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Posted On Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:56 PM | Comments (0)

Virtualised networking issues? Sometimes it's the most obvious thing, Doh!
I just provided some help to a friend setting up a small virtualisation network on single machine, for demonstrating a new software technology at user groups and conferences. A few tweets and e-mails went back and forth as we discussed virtual networking options, static IP configurations and using NEWSISID to enable imaging VMs from a initial 'gold' image. Getting the machines to talk to each other on an isolated virtual network was proving to be way more difficult than it should have been. At this ......

Posted On Sunday, October 4, 2009 2:41 PM | Comments (0)

Hyper-V for Developers - presentation from Edge UG 16 September 2009
Thanks to Ray and Gavin for organising another top EdgeUG meeting in Microsoft Cardinal Place and for everyone who attended my talk on Hyper-V for Developers. The audience had to deal with a huge amount of technical information that I crammed into the hour - hopefully it didn't put them off their pizza. Fortunately the Stack Overflow master and author of C# in Depth, Jon Skeet, was on hand after the break for a interesting glimpse into code contracts coming with VS2010 and C# 4.0. For those who weren't ......

Posted On Thursday, September 17, 2009 2:29 AM | Comments (0)

Hyper-V for Developers - presentation from DevEvening 13 August 2009
Thanks to Alex and Matt for organising another top DevEvening user group in Woking and for everyone who attended my talk on Hyper-V for Developers. Apologies for over running and hope it didn't stop you from enjoying your meals. I think I achieved a good warm up for Sebastien Lambla's talk on best practices in MVC. For those who weren't there last night, the presentation provides an overview of Hyper-V Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 running Hyper-V, tools that you can install to help you out, ......

Posted On Friday, August 14, 2009 3:01 AM | Comments (0)

BSI Role of Virtualisation in Green IT - presentation now available
For all who were at the BSI Green IT conference on 19th May, here is my presentation for download, in PowerPoint PPT format

http://www.tigernews.co.uk/blog-twickers/bsi/virtGreenIt.zip

Posted On Tuesday, May 19, 2009 3:18 PM | Comments (1)

VirtualBox - 64 bit guests on 32 bit hosts - still need hardware virtualisation
Just a clarification of my comment on a recent release of VirtualBox supporting 64 bit guests on 32 bit hosts. This is NOT a solution for a system which is not already a 64 bit CPU with hardware virtualisation. The relevant section from the VirtualBox 2.1.2 User Guide is section 1.6, as shown below. 1.6 64-bit guests Starting with Version 2.0, VirtualBox also supports 64-bit guest operating systems. Starting with Version 2.1, you can even run 64-bit guests on a 32-bit host operating system, so long ......

Posted On Friday, February 6, 2009 1:44 PM | Comments (2)

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