hyper-v

HCI management layer vs. native hypervisor management

Depending on the vendor, the HCI management layer provides a variety of different elements that native hypervisor management tools do not. Each hypervisor vendor has its own way of doing things, so management capabilities differ from one to the next. Additionally, some hypervisor vendors offer supplementary management tools. Microsoft, for example, provides Hyper-V Manager with …

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ShadowXafe 2 supports Hyper-V, network tunneling

StorageCraft is trying to take ShadowXafe upmarket, adding Microsoft Hyper-V support and features designed to make the backup software easier to scale across servers and virtual machines. StorageCraft sells ShadowXafe as a stand-alone backup software application or as part of its OneXafe integrated appliance. Besides greater support for Hyper-V, ShadowXafe 2, which launched this week, …

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When to choose Hyper-V containers over VMs

Data center technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and it’s increasingly difficult for decision-makers to choose between different offerings. With each decision, you risk the technology not being suitable for all your line-of-business applications. For example, Hyper-V containers and VMs provide similar functions, but the underlying components work differently, and they each have their …

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Manage Windows containers and Hyper-V containers with these tools

If you have hundreds of containers deployed in your environment, managing each container without a centralized tool can be painful. Luckily, you can use native tools, such as Docker CLI and Windows PowerShell, or a third-party GUI tool to manage Windows and Hyper-V containers. The initial development of any technology doesn’t often include many management …

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Virtualization on the Desktop

Virtualization has become convenient, practical and commonplace… even on the desktop. Virtualization is a fascinating subject.  When the first computers (mainframes) were created it quickly became apparent that there was a need for multiple, distinct environments running on one hardware platform and so IBM invented virtualization (circa 1964).  For many years virtualization was only found …

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Nakivo Backup & Replication software gets automated

Nakivo cranked up the automation in the latest edition of its flagship data protection software. With automated virtual machine disaster recovery, Nakivo Backup & Replication 7.4 will provide VM failover with one click. That helps Nakivo cloud service providers to produce cheaper and easier disaster recovery as a service, according to the vendor. Nakivo provides …

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Create SCVMM user roles to define management, tighten security

SCVMM is capable of managing Hyper-V, VMware and Citrix virtualization hosts and the entire virtualization stack in a production environment. While SCVMM provides greater flexibility when it comes to management, it can also add complexity. In a large production environment, for example, you might have different IT teams looking after different aspects of virtualization. Some …

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