Virtualizing domain controllers used to be a big no-no…

So, I've been away from blogging for a while. Work has kept me busy during the day and my little daughter, which came last year, did the same at night 🙂 But for this post I'd like to tackle the issue of virtualizing a domain controller. In the past this could cause some rather unforeseen … Continue reading Virtualizing domain controllers used to be a big no-no…

Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Clustered File System…

Today I'm gonna write about something called Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and as usual, the stories that are told by Vmware. When I talk to Vmware customers these days, one of the stories I hear (out of many) is that Hyper-V does not have a clustered file system that makes it possible to share storage … Continue reading Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Clustered File System…

Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Performance

With this post, I'm continuing my series on the myths surrounding Hyper-V that I encounter in my workdays. Previously, I've written about Transparent Page Sharing, Memory overcommit and disk footprint. Today I'm gonna write about another major issue I hear from customers, namely performance, and one that is completely understandable. Everyone can relate to wanting … Continue reading Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Performance

Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Disk footprint…

I'm continuing my posts tackling the myths that I meet when talking to customers about Hyper-V. I've previously written about Transparent Page Sharing and Memory overcommit. For today's post, I'm gonna talk about hypervisor disk footprint. One of the things I hear mentioned from customers when comparing ESXi to Hyper-V is disk footprint. I've heard … Continue reading Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Disk footprint…

Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Memory overcommit…

As I wrote previously, I've decided to tackle some of the myths and lies that surround Hyper-V as I hear them from either customers or Vmware sales reps. Previously, I've written about Transparent Page Sharing and why it isn't useful anymore. For this article, I'm going to talk about the Memory Overcommit feature from the … Continue reading Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Memory overcommit…

Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Transparent Page Sharing

When I visit my customers and talk about Hyper-V I get a lot of these "...but Vmware is better because..." and it always ticks me off when I know it isn't true. So, I've decided to go through these myths and argue why they either don't matter/isn't relevant any more or if they are outright … Continue reading Debunking the myths of why Vmware is better than Hyper-V – Transparent Page Sharing

Vmware – possible data corruption in virtual machine…

I came across this article on the Vmware support forums, and even though I haven't encountered the error myself I though i'd post it anyways so as many people get this information. Symptoms On a Windows 2012 virtual machine using the default e1000e network adapter and running on an ESXi 5.0 or 5.1 host, you … Continue reading Vmware – possible data corruption in virtual machine…