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IGT Part 7: Virtual VMware ESX 4 in high demand

This article is part of a series on Incoming Google Traffic (IGT). It is very clear that the VMware community loves the ability to run virtual instances of VMware ESX 4 — this has been the most popular VCritical article ever.  Take a look at these keywords that account for hundreds of searches over the […]

IGT Part 6: Cluster invari-what ID?

SCVMM adds a custom attribute to VirtualCenter (vCenter).

IGT Part 5: Hyper-V snapshots are not gone until the VM is powered off

Unlike VMware ESX, when administrators delete snapshots on Hyper-V, the disks are not merged until the VM is powered off -- potentially filling up disks.

IGT Part 4: Failover frustration

This article is part of a series on Incoming Google Traffic (IGT). Want to know what happens if your virtualization platform uses native OS clustering technologies to provide highly-available virtual machines?  You become an unwitting cluster administrator.  I’m referring to MSCS-style clustering, now known as Failover Clustering.  You know, one VM per LUN stuff. Take […]

IGT Part 3: One-VM-per-LUN doubters

This article is part of a series on Incoming Google Traffic (IGT). Picture this: you finally have your shiny new Hyper-V cluster configured, after asking your SAN administrator to create a LUN for you.  You create a virtual machine on that LUN and test the quick migration failover from one node to another.  It works.  […]

IGT Part 2: SAN Misers

This article is part of a series on Incoming Google Traffic (IGT). This next group of keywords are due to an unfortunate design problem with Microsoft SCVMM and Hyper-V:  ISO images are copied from the image library to individual VM directories on SAN storage before connecting. “share image file instead of copying it” mount iso […]

IGT Part 1: Mojave Only Need Apply

This article is the first in a series on Incoming Google Traffic (IGT). When I saw this one, I immediately recognized what the frustrated web searcher was seeking: “hyper-v” manage from windows xp Looks like a new Hyper-V user that is not all in with Microsoft.  Time for an upgrade.  You see, besides being available […]

Incoming Google Traffic: Introduction

I launched VCritical a couple of months ago and as you might expect, the traffic has steadily increased.  Recently while doing some analysis on the traffic sources – not unlike Jason Boche and Duncan Epping have discussed – I noticed that almost a quarter of my site visitors arrive via Google searches.  An interesting side-effect […]