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SCVMM/PRO Complexity: High

According to Microsoft's own documentation, integrating SCOM with SCVMM adds high complexity and additional cost to your virtualization environment.

Hyper-V Console Disconnects During Live Migration

When a Hyper-V virtual machine console is connected and a live migration is initiated -- automatically with PRO Tips or manually -- the remote client disconnects. The situation must be resolved manually by the administrator, unlike VMware ESX, which seamlessly migrates remote console connections during VMotion.

Awesome performance through VMware DRS

Today VMware announced that performance gains of nearly 50 percent are achievable by dynamically balancing running virtual machines according to resource demand with VMware DRS. The VMware Performance Team has repeatedly demonstrated how vSphere is the superior platform for your production workloads.  Check out the latest article on the VROOM! blog for all the details. […]

Say it ain’t so, PRO!

As you know from reading previous posts, I am currently checking out System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008.  Of course, my test environment also has VMware VirtualCenter Server and a couple of ESX hosts. I turned on PRO Tips for my ESX cluster and it looks like there is something my PRO doesn’t know:

PRO Tips: pros only, please

I recently had the opportunity to attend a two-day Microsoft training class on Hyper-V and SCVMM 2008.  This was a typical Microsoft course with hands-on labs and was billed as a Technical Deep-Dive – whatever that means. I was particularly interested in PRO Tips, which is consistently mentioned as a key benefit of SCVMM.  It […]