Cal Net Open House: Virtualization, Hyper-V and Windows 7 Tips & Tricks


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These slides were presented at Cal Net Technology Group's 2010 Open House co-hosted by Microsoft. During the Open House, attendees learned about 2010 IT trends, IT cost savings, and “greening” techniques.

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  • Data provided by Vmware.comServer consolidation is the number one reason and success for virtualization. There is tremendous efficiency and cost savings when consolidating server infrastructure.
  • Today most people have servers and use tape based backups. These backups protect the data, but the system recovery process is long and slow. Often requiring a manual rebuild of the operating system and applications installed because any data can be restored and users put back to work.With Virtual Servers you can backup the “entire” server making the recovery process much much faster and accurate.
  • Cal Net Open House: Virtualization, Hyper-V and Windows 7 Tips & Tricks

    1. 1. Cal Net Open House<br />
    2. 2. Tonight’s Agenda<br /><ul><li>Introduction of our team members in the room
    3. 3. Our latest attempt at becoming a production company
    4. 4. Virtualization – Hyper-V
    5. 5. Windows 7 tips and tricks…
    6. 6. Raffle 5 copies of Win 7 and handout copies of Office 2007 (toward the end of the evening)
    7. 7. Best of all… networking and hanging out.</li></li></ul><li>“The IT Guy”<br />
    8. 8. Virtualization<br /> Presented by Zachary Schuler<br />
    9. 9. What is Virtualization?<br />Virtualization technology is a way of making one physical computer function as if it were two or more computers<br />Today’s computers are so much more powerful that even just a few years ago that many machines are underutilized<br />
    10. 10. Why Virtualization?<br /><ul><li>Maximize hardware
    11. 11. Simplify test and development environments
    12. 12. Quickly respond to business needs
    13. 13. Improved system availability and business continuity
    14. 14. Reduce power needs
    15. 15. Reduce cooling costs
    16. 16. Overall Cost savings</li></li></ul><li>Maximize hardware resources<br />By running multiple operating systems on a single computer<br /><ul><li>Increase utilization of existing hardware from 5% - 15% up to 80%
    17. 17. Reduce hardware requirements by a much as 10:1 ratio
    18. 18. Energy consumption can be reduced by as much as 80%</li></li></ul><li>test and development environments<br />Have you ever wanted to have a copy or copies of your production systems for testing?<br />Cal Net Example: 4 accounting servers into 1.<br />In summary, virtual environments are easy to make isolated copies of systems for testing<br />
    19. 19. Quickly respond to business needs<br />Install new servers and applications in days not weeks or months<br /><ul><li>In the past getting a new piece of software often meant new server hardware
    20. 20. Lead time to get equipment and time to install it</li></ul>With virtualization in place new servers can be installed on existing server hardware on demand<br />
    21. 21. system availability and business continuity<br />Virtual Machines free the server Operating System from hardware dependency<br /><ul><li>Because virtual machines are not dependant on any particular hardware, and they can be moved easily to another computer
    22. 22. Backups are easy too because Virtual Machines are just a few files
    23. 23. Backups of Virtual Machines can be taken offsite and recovered anywhere in the case of an emergency
    24. 24. Snapshots or point in time pictures of virtual machines allow easier recovery from all kinds of issues</li></li></ul><li>Reduce energy Needs<br />In the before picture you have several servers not working all that hard but each is consuming electricity<br />In the after example one server is powering all three servers workloads but consuming the electricity of just one machine<br />
    25. 25. Reduce energy Needs<br />Have heat issues in your computer/server room?<br />Heat is the #1 killer of electronic equipment, reducing its lifespan and causing outages<br />With less servers, cooling needs are reduced.<br />
    26. 26. Cost savings<br /><ul><li>Buy less hardware
    27. 27. Pay less in warranty renewals because you have less equipment
    28. 28. Less equipment to manage
    29. 29. Future hardware refreshes reduce labor because you are just copying files (VM servers) instead of reinstalling them
    30. 30. When software is updated reinstallation will be required</li></li></ul><li>Windows 7 Tips and Tricks<br />
    31. 31. Some Data points on Windows 7<br /><ul><li>Three months following the release of Windows 7, out of 923 IT Professionals at large organizations surveyed, 88% said that they had plans on migrating.
    32. 32. 46% DO NOT plan on waiting for the release of Service Pack
    33. 33. This is a HUGE change over Windows Vista, and Microsoft has done a great job alleviating their “Black Eye” they got from Vista.</li></li></ul><li>Zack’s 7 reasons for windows 7<br />Improved Task Bar and full-screen previews<br />Jump Lists<br />Windows “Snap”<br />Improved Search – Files, email, etc. (Video)<br />Better Device Management<br />Personalizing your PC (Video)<br />Windows XP Compatibility Mode<br />
    34. 34. Thank You!<br />