Follow up from APAC Podcasts

The session last night with Nathan (@nathanm)and Stu (@stufox)from Microsoft was another interesting one. 

For me the key takeaways were:

  • Planning issues for virtualised environments are largely the same for different virtualisation platforms.  Sizing storage and network I/O is the hardest part.
  • Microsoft provides a Planning and Assessment Toolkit that can help with the design process.
  • Microsoft also provide an online calculator to assist with virtualised license planning, Windows Server Datacentre edition is simplest.
  • Hyper-V clusters are size limited by the 16 node capability of Failover Clustering, not file system capability.

Nathan also sent me some more links to virtualised licensing related documents:


Michael Harries also posted a follow up to last week’s podcast on his blog with links to relevant material.

Next week’s guest is David Wakeman, who is Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Desktop – ANZ at VMware.  Join us at 9pm Sydney time on April 7th.

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I am a professional geek, working in IT Infrastructure. Mostly I help to communicate and educate around the use of current technology and the direction of future technologies.
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