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An Azure Lexicon for Working with Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

Creating and using Azure virtual machines in the public cloud involves knowing and understanding a variety of defined Azure terms and components.

Tags: Windows, Azure, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, virtual machine, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, NIC, Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Server Administrator, guest operating system, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Creating Azure Virtual Machines Quickly and Painlessly

There are several ways to create an Azure Virtual Machine, and the best option will likely depend on your role and expertise.

Tags: Windows, Azure, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, virtual machine, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, NIC, Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Server Administrator, guest operating system, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Tips and Considerations When Creating Virtual Machines in Azure

At first glance, it might seem easy to set up a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure, but there are several important considerations to keep in mind before creating a VM in Azure.

Tags: Windows, Azure, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, virtual machine, Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Configuring 802.1X Server Settings for Apple Devices

Learn how to pre-configure 802.1X and other network settings on Mac OS X and iOS devices for increased security and better user friendliness.

Tags: virtualization, servers, virtual machine, Mac OS X, server os, IOS, 802.1x, Radius, server tutorial, UEFI, VMs, server operating system, network settings

Enabling Server Validation for Windows and Android 802.1X Clients

Discover how server validation for 802.1X clients can help ensure your users reach the correct RADIUS server and avoid being duped by fake servers set up by hackers.

Tags: Windows, Android, servers, virtual machine, 802.1x, Radius, server tutorial, server operating system

Is KVM or Docker Faster for Server Virtualization?

A new report from IBM stacks up Linux container against KVM virtual machine performance.

Tags: IBM, server virtualization, KVM, virtual machine, VM, virtual machine management, docker, Docker virtualization

Gaining Free Access to Microsoft and Windows Server Platforms

Want to try Windows Server or its development tools on the cheap? Fortunately, numerous free or inexpensive options are available -- if you know where to look.

Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, virtual machine, Windows Server, server os, development tools, Windows Azure platform, server tutorial, server operating system

Enabling UEFI on Virtual Machines

UEFI support may be becoming more and more popular, but it can still be problematic to enable on VMs. Discover how to implement UEFI on several leading VM platforms.

Tags: virtualization, virtual machine, server os, server tutorial, UEFI, VMs, server operating system

Working with NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012

Discover a network adapter-independent protocol from Microsoft that facilitates NIC teaming for virtual machines on Windows Server 2012.

Tags: Microsoft, Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, NIC, Windows Server 2012

Checking Hyper-V Replication Health Using PowerShell Cmdlets

Our latest server tutorial reveals two handy PowerShell cmdlets available for checking Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replication status and getting replication statistical data on your VMs.

Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, VMware, PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS

Understanding Hyper-V VSP/VSC and VMBUS Design

Discover the key role Hyper-V's VSP and VSC components play in improving virtual machine performance by facilitating communication between VMs and the parent partition.

Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, VMware

Harnessing the Power of Hyper-V Network Virtual Switches

For any virtualization administrator that's ever found Hyper-V's network virtual switch's capabilities to be a bit on the confusing side, we have the perfect server tutorial for you.

Tags: Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, server tutorial, virtual machines, Windows Server 2012 R2

Hyper-V 2012 R2: Pros and Cons of Generation 1 vs. Generation 2 VMs

With Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 introducing support for two generations of virtual machines, we look at when and why you might want to select one VM generation over the other.

Tags: Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, server tutorial, virtual machines, Windows Server 2012 R2

How to Convert a Physical Computer to a Virtual Machine

Our latest Server Tutorial covers virtual machine conversion tools and takes you step by step through the process of converting a physical machine to a VM.

Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, VMware, VHD, server tutorial, virtual machines

Scale Computing Scales Up With Linux KVM Servers

New HC3x servers double memory bandwidth for virtual machine deployment.

Tags: Linux, KVM, virtual machine, Linux server, scale, Scale Computing, VMs

Tackling the 'Last Mile' of Workloads for Virtualization

A virtualization expert weighs in on how to effectively handle the mission-critical applications that tend to be the hardest to virtualize.

Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, virtual machine, VM, VMware, stratus, SDN, virtually speaking

VMware's Moves Signal a Shift in Server Virtualization for 2013

Three key actions from VMware punctuate the changes in the server virtualization ecosphere over the last twelve months, but what exactly do they mean for the future?

Tags: virtualization, virtual machine, VM, VMware, Nicira, SDN, virtually speaking, Software-Defined Networking, Pivotal Initiative

Why the Pivotal Initiative Spinoff Makes Sound Sense

VMware and EMC are taking both a back-to-basics and a forward-looking approach in committing key technologies and resources to the Pivotal Initiative.

Tags: EMC, virtualization, virtual machine, VMware, SDN, virtually speaking, Software-Defined Networking, Pivotal Initiative

vSphere Backup Brouhaha Leads to Veeam and Symantec Squabble

Veeam isn't willing to take a perceived slight over virtual machine backups lightly, but what exactly is the virtualization vendor blowing up over in this case?

Tags: virtualization, Symantec, virtual machine, VM, Veeam, virtually speaking

Big Switch Relieves Virtual Machine Mobility Migraines

Big Switch Networks offers a solution that should make life a little easier for any company involved in server virtualization or cloud computing projects.

Tags: Cloud, virtualization, server virtualization, virtual machine, Big Switch Networks, Nicira, virtually speaking

Kaspersky Previews Anti-malware for VMware Environments

Security software provider secures virtual machines running Windows and hints at markets beyond VMware.

Tags: security, virtual machine, VM, VMware, Kaspersky, Kaspersky Labs

The Battle for the Cloud Rumbles On

In the battle of the clouds, public cloud vs. private cloud vs. hybrid cloud, which model is best positioned to win?

Tags: cloud computing, private cloud, server virtualization, virtual machine, public cloud, hybrid cloud

5 Backup Products for Virtual Machines

Mitigate one of your primary pain points with enterprise backup software for your virtual infrastructure.

Tags: storage virtualization, Symantec, virtual machine, backup, VMware, Quest, Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli, Veeam

Pancetera Looks to Cut the Hassle Out of Virtual Machine Backup

With its flagship offering, Pancetera Unite, a virtual appliance, the company aims to remove the mystery and complexities surrounding virtual machine backup.
Tags: virtual machine, backup, VMware, virtual appliance

Microsoft Bows Self-Service Virtual Machine Tool

New release of Microsoft's self-service portal aims to improve data center administrators' ability to quickly provision virtual machines for internal customers.
Tags: Microsoft, server virtualization, Hyper-V, virtual machine, System Center Virtual Machine Manager

3 Ways to Secure Your Virtualized Data Center

Server virtualization may have caught on far and wide, but the technology for securing virtual environments lags. Regaining visibility at the access layer is critical to keeping your data safe. Here are three ways to accomplish this.
Tags: security, virtual server, data center, server virtualization, virtual machine

Server Virtualization Myths -- 10 to Debunk

Myths about technology are often difficult to burst, and few are more trying than those concerning server virtualization.
Tags: Top 10, virtualization technologies, virtual server, server virtualization, virtual machine

Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition Supports Microsoft VM

Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0 includes support for Windows virtual machines.
Tags: Cloud, virtual machine, VM, Eucalyptus

VMware Renovates Desktop Virtualization Technologies

The company has optimized Workstation 7.1 and added new hypervisor tweaks.
Tags: virtualization technologies, virtual machine, VMware, desktop virtualization

AppAssure Releases Microsoft Hyper-V Backup Solution

The software performs a single application-aware snapshot spanning the entire host machine and an unlimited number of guest machines in a Hyper-V environment.
Tags: virtual server, Hyper-V, virtual machine, backup

VM6 Automates Hyper-V Management

The VM6 VMex 2.1 suite automates management of virtual servers based in Hyper-V virtual machine software.
Tags: Hyper-V, virtual machine, server tools

Issues to Consider Before Moving VMs Over the WAN

Moving virtual machines between physical systems may not work over the WAN.
Tags: virtual machine, VM, WAN, physical machine

Using Encapsulation to Manage Virtual Hard Disk Data

The ability to encapsulate Virtual Hard Disk data has many making the jump to virtualization technologies.
Tags: virtualization technologies, virtual machine, Encapsulation

Setting Up Tunneling With a VirtualBox Guest Machine

Tip of the Trade: VirtualBox makes it easy to set up and run virtual machines on your own desktop. It is not perfect, however, and by default, the guest VM is invisible to the host or any other machines on the network. Here's an easy way to relay instructions to it.
Tags: server virtualization, virtual machine, OS, virtualbox

A Speedier Open-source Xen Hypervisor

An update to the Xen hypervisor offers improvements to performance, memory usage and security.
Tags: applications, hypervisor, virtual machine, Xen, VHD

Cirrus Announces Xen VM Hosting Plans

Cirrus Tech expands services in to the virtualized hosting market.
Tags: virtual machine, VM, Xen, hosting, virtual environment

Red Hat's Virtualization Technology Rev

Virtually Speaking: Red Hat has announced an update for its virtualization technology suite. Is it time to add Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to your short list?
Tags: Windows, virtualization technologies, KVM, virtual machine, RHEV

Microsoft Offers Free Datacenter Management Kit

The company is offering its Datacenter Management and Virtualization Enablement Kit via Microsoft Connect.
Tags: Microsoft, data center management, virtual machine, SI

VKernel Offers Free VMware Capacity Management Tool

VKernel offers system management virtual appliances for VMware ESX Server and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
Tags: Hyper-V, virtual machine, VMware, server tools, VMware ESX Server

Put Virtual Machine Management to the Test (and Development)

Frugal Server Admin: Accelerate your testing and development efforts with the agile nature of virtual machine management.
Tags: testing tool, virtual machine, virtual machine management, frugality

VMworld Opens With Much Virtual Fan Fare

It's off to the races for VMworld 2009, as VMware and its ecosystem partners focus on all things virtual.
Tags: virtualization, virtual machine, VMware, VMworld, BMC

Pondering a Host of Golden Virtual Server Deals

Cover Your Assets: Forget about cloud computing. Virtual Private Servers look and feel like the real thing.
Tags: virtualization, virtual machine, hosted services

Virtualization Tales From the Front Lines

Virtually Speaking: User enterprises weigh in how virtualization has benefited and not benefited their organization, as well as where they see cloud computing in their infrastructure.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, virtual machine

The Journey to Virtual Freedom

Cover Your Assets: Head for the shores of virtualization's peaceful and freeing refuge.
Tags: virtualization, virtual machine, VMware, frugality

VMware Adds Virtual Chargebacks, App Monitoring

Virtually Speaking: As businesses-critical workloads get moved to virtual servers, VMware looks to manage a new set of pain points.
Tags: testing, virtualization, virtual machine, VMware

You Can't Afford to Save This Much Money

Cover Your Assets: When you convert from a physical to a virtual infrastructure, is the money you save real or virtual?
Tags: virtualization, hardware, virtual machine, VMware, frugality

DOS: A Virtual Legacy

Cover Your Assets: Are DOS applications still driving you crazy? A DOS virtual machine may be the solution.
Tags: virtualization, virtual desktop, virtual machine, DOS, backup

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