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

Max Concurrent API reached alert in SCOM 2012…

Over the last couple of months I've implemented a couple of Operations Manager solutions at customers where they all use the Windows Server Management Pack version 6.0.7026.0 This management pack includes a new monitor where it monitors how many secure channels are created to a domain controller when authenticating users using NTLM pass-through. In Windows … Continue reading Max Concurrent API reached alert in SCOM 2012…

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…

Hyper-V server 2012 R2 – or the free hypervisor that can do it all…

You probably already know about vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi), the free hypervisor product from Vmware. Some of you may already be using it, either for testing or in smaller scale production deployments. Looking at the feature set compared to the larger versions, there is a distinct lack of features in this version: No live migrations (vMotion … Continue reading Hyper-V server 2012 R2 – or the free hypervisor that can do it all…