Hyper-V 2008 R2: What's New Since RTM?

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Hyper-V 2008 R2: What's New Since RTM?

  1. 1. Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-VWhat’s New Since RTM?<br />Aidan Finn<br />BSc, MCSE, MVP<br />@joe_elway<br />http://www.aidanfinn.com<br />
  2. 2. About Aidan Finn<br /><ul><li>Working in IT since 1996.
  3. 3. MCSE & MVP (Virtual Machine: System Administration).
  4. 4. Have worked with both ESX and Hyper-V.
  5. 5. Using VMM 2008 R2 and W2008 R2 Hyper-V.
  6. 6. Currently in the hosting business – moving into the consulting business.
  7. 7. Blog: http://www.aidanfinn.com.
  8. 8. Irish Windows User Group: http://ws-ugi-spaces.live.com.</li></li></ul><li>Mastering Hyper-V Deployment<br /><ul><li>Available on pre-order now
  9. 9. Available November 19th
  10. 10. 600 pages of how to do Hyper-V, etc right.</li></li></ul><li>Agenda<br /><ul><li>Updates
  11. 11. Hyper-V Monitor Gadget
  12. 12. PRO Tips management packs
  13. 13. Best Practices Analyzer
  14. 14. Maintenance Mode Integration
  15. 15. Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
  16. 16. Linux Support</li></li></ul><li>Two-Way Conversation<br /><ul><li>Questions are welcome as we move along
  17. 17. One Rule:
  18. 18. No ESX VS XenServer VS Hyper-V, etc
  19. 19. That can be taken outside
  20. 20. Let’s make it interesting for everyone.</li></li></ul><li>Updates<br /><ul><li>Full list at http://tinyurl.com/2008r2HyperVUpdates
  21. 21. KB974598: Blue screen with C States
  22. 22. KB975530: 0x00000101 blue screen on Xeon 5500
  23. 23. KB977894: Denial of service
  24. 24. First ever Hyper-V security fix
  25. 25. KB981791: 0x0000001a on Intel “Westmere”</li></li></ul><li>Hyper-V Monitor Gadget<br /><ul><li>Written by MVP Tore Lervik
  26. 26. Windows gadget to display status of VM’s
  27. 27. Free at http://tinyurl.com/bcpvh4</li></li></ul><li>PRO Tips Management Packs<br /><ul><li>Automate VMM responses to OpsMgr detected issues.
  28. 28. MS links to a lot of them here http://tinyurl.com/3xrv9yh:
  29. 29. HP, Dell, IBM
  30. 30. NetApp, Brocade, Emulex, QLogic
  31. 31. Citrix, Hermes Softlab, Veeam (for VMware!)
  32. 32. Quest Software, Kernel
  33. 33. F5
  34. 34. APC</li></li></ul><li>Best Practices Analyzer<br /><ul><li>For Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
  35. 35. At http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977238.
  36. 36. Free update to Server Manager.
  37. 37. It is noisy.
  38. 38. There are few “best practices because it “all depends”.
  39. 39. You’ll get lots of warnings to ignore.</li></li></ul><li>Maintenance Mode<br /><ul><li>VMM 2008 R2 has maintenance mode:
  40. 40. Save state or Live Migrate VM’s on a host
  41. 41. Prevent placement of VM’s on the host
  42. 42. It is not integrated with Operations Manager maintenance mode.
  43. 43. OpsMgr management pack to detect VMM maintenance mode:
  44. 44. http://tinyurl.com/2u8tn6m
  45. 45. Written by some folks in MS
  46. 46. Not an officially supported solution</li></li></ul><li>W2008 R2 Service Pack 1<br /><ul><li>Includes:
  47. 47. RemoteFX
  48. 48. Dynamic Memory
  49. 49. Very little I can say about them at this time.</li></li></ul><li>Linux Integration Components 2.0<br /><ul><li>Supports
  50. 50. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 x86 and x64 (1 vCPU)
  51. 51. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 x86 and x64 (1 vCPU)
  52. 52. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4 x86 and x64 (1 vCPU)
  53. 53. No integration services
  54. 54. Clock sync – drift
  55. 55. Shutdown or save state – manual
  56. 56. Single vCPU only</li></li></ul><li>What Does Support Mean?<br /><ul><li>MS can only have formal support agreements with companies.
  57. 57. Rules out open source formal support.
  58. 58. Linux IC’s work on many distros.
  59. 59. Integration components 2.0 released under GPLv2.
  60. 60. Added to official Linux kernel - 2.6.32
  61. 61. Few Linux distros keep kernel up to date.</li></li></ul><li>Linux Integration Components 2.1<br /><ul><li>Currently at RC stage.
  62. 62. Supports:
  63. 63. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 x86 and x64 (up to 4 vCPU)
  64. 64. SUSE 10 SP2 support ended April 10, 2010
  65. 65. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 x86 and x64 (up to 4 vCPU)
  66. 66. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5 x86 and x64 (Up to 4 vCPU)
  67. 67. RHEL x64 doesn’t support Pluggable Time Source </li></li></ul><li>New Linux Integration Services<br /><ul><li>Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) Support
  68. 68. Timesync
  69. 69. Pluggable Time Source (not RHEL x64)
  70. 70. Integrated Shutdown</li></li></ul><li>Which Linux Distro & Version?<br /><ul><li>OpsMgr 2007 R2 supports certain versions
  71. 71. Hyper-V supports certain versions</li></li></ul><li>Linux Mouse<br /><ul><li>Project Satori – Microsoft/Citrix
  72. 72. http://www.xen.org/download/satori.html
  73. 73. Allows the mouse to be captured
  74. 74. Does not work with RHEL x64</li></li></ul><li>Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0<br /><ul><li>Currently in beta
  75. 75. Automated patching:
  76. 76. Offline virtual machines in a SCVMM library
  77. 77. Stopped and saved state virtual machines on a host
  78. 78. Virtual machine templates
  79. 79. Offline virtual hard disks in a SCVMM library by injecting update packages (DISM)
  80. 80. Automated patching of Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster hosts running Hyper-V (using Live Migration for zero VM downtime)</li></li></ul><li>PRO Explained<br />Highly Available Virtual Machine<br />Hyper-V<br />Cluster<br />WSUS/ConfigMgr<br />VMST 3.0<br />VMM<br />
  81. 81. Mastering Hyper-V Deployment<br /><ul><li>A lot of stuff in 1 hours
  82. 82. There’s much more in here
  83. 83. Available in all good book stores and a few crap ones too
  84. 84. That should keep Sybex happy with me!</li></li></ul><li>Did I Stay On Schedule?<br />That’s all folks!<br />…. and buy the book <br />Aidan Finn<br />@joe_elway<br />http://www.aidanfinn.com<br />

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