Archive for December, 2011

Technical Consultant of the Year

December 14, 2011 Leave a comment

I am thrilled!
Today, I awarded the Technical Consultant of the year by my employer : Dell Australia.
This award is certainly an honor. I truly do appreciate the recognition and I would like to thank my managers, Allan and Kiwa for all their support.

You know, I really enjoy my work 🙂

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free training: Failover Clustering with Hyper-V: Designing a Highly-Available Infrastructure for the Private Cloud

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Tuesday, December 6th from 8am-11am PST. Microsoft is are offering a free training: Failover Clustering with Hyper-V: Designing a Highly-Available Infrastructure for the Private Cloud


Register here:


Join Symon Perriman (Technical Evangelist for Private Cloud) and Elden Christensen (Principal Program Manager Lead for Clustering) to understand how Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering with Hyper-V provides critical infrastructure for any datacenter with VM high-availability and mobility.  This event will provide an introduction to clustering, then focus on the design, deployment and management considerations for your virtualized datacenter or Private Cloud.  Topics include hardware, validation, deployment, host clustering, guest clustering, virtualization, live migration, multi-site clustering, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 & 2012, and offers a wealth of best practices.  No prior clustering knowledge is needed.

·        Introduction to Clustering – Learn the basics of Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering

·        Hyper-V High-Availability – Dive into best practices, tips and tricks to provide VM high-availability and mobility

·        Private Cloud High-Availability – Enhance the datacenter with integration from SCVMM (2008 R2 and 2012) and multi-site clustering


Register here:

Hyper-V. New Linux Integration Services 3.2

December 3, 2011 6 comments

This release includes the following features:

  • Synthetic Mouse Support: Finnaly ! The virtualized mouse device is no longer bound to the VMConnect window, and can now be used with a RDP session, which means that you no longer need to install a separate package to get integrated mouse support, and will not have to worry about the mouse being captured by the virtual machine.
  • Merged Device Drivers: We now present a single device driver for both IDE and SCSI devices (hv_storvsc).
  • Windows 8 Fix: The synthetic network device (hv_netvsc) can now be used with a Windows 8 host, eliminating the hang on boot that was previously seen.
  •  SCVMM Fix: This release fixes the issue as described inKB2586286.
  •  Improved Setup Experience: Users now only need to run (as root) to automatically detect the correct architecture and install the appropriate drivers

In addition, :

  • The driver applied to guest virtual machines running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 (architecture x 86 and x 64) and CentOS 6.0 (architecture x 86 and x 64). For earlier version should be used components integration version 2.1
  • In fact, it’s modified drivers in the Linux kernel 3.2, but can work with the Linux kernel 2.6.32, shipped with Red Hat and CentOS

BIG NOTE: Microsoft is working with the sponsors of the Linux distros and in the future a list of officially supported distributions will be expanded.

You can download them directly from here: