Celebrations and reading

Yey, today is Geek Pride Day, which is celebrated by all geeks/nerds around the world. According to Wikipedia:

“Geek Pride Day is an initiative which claims the right of every person to be a nerd or a geek. It has been celebrated on May 25 since 2006, celebrating the premiere of the first Star Wars movie in 1977.

It shares the same day as two other science-fiction fan ‘holidays’ – Towel Day, for fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious 25th of May, for fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.”

And for the reading I’ve been reading on the Hyper-V security model at http://blogs.technet.com/b/jhoward/archive/2009/08/31/explaining-the-hyper-v-authorization-model-part-one.aspx and how to avoid the old “domain could not be contacted”-error which you usually get with snapshots or offline machines at http://www.petri.co.il/working-with-domain-member-virtual-machines-and-snapshots.htm

Currently busy working with my presentation for TechEd and my new job offers some challenges too… Learning all there is to know about Salesforce and administration, and trying to get my head around SCCM (don’t miss the beta 1 of v.Next over at http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/05/24/the-next-generation-of-client-management.aspx) and Direct Access in multi-site deployments with UAG which isn’t happening until SP 1 apparently.

Hyper-V – Resources and reading

Microsoft has released a new Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) for Hyper-V which will help you either plan your setup or check your existing configuration and wether it’s supported. You can find it over at Microsoft download center.

Here are some other interesting reading on the Hyper-V topic also:

Setting up XenDesktop on Hyper-V without PXE
http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2010/04/13/Three+Steps+to+a+PXE-Free+XenDesktop+on+Hyper-V

Inventory VM’s on Hyper-V
Ben Armstrong, Virtual PC Guy
http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/04/14/scripts-to-inventory-virtual-machines-hyper-v.aspx

Hyper-V failover clustering options
http://weblog.bassq.nl/index.php/hyper-v-failover-clustering-options/

NetApp best practices guide on file system alignment
http://blogs.netapp.com/virtualization/2010/04/updated-netapp-best-practices-guide-on-file-system-alignment-for-virtual-environments.html

Disaster recovery for Hyper-V snapshots
http://www.sigmasquared.co.za/2010/04/disaster-recovery-for-hyper-v-snapshots/

Some useful Hyper-V posts
http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=10525