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Archive for June, 2010

Hyper-V configuration with hvremote.wsf

Posted by essjae on June 29, 2010

I wanted to set up a Hyper-V server for testing and keep if off the local domain.  My first attempt with a standard Windows 2008 R2 installation failed miserably.  I started down the manual configuration road from John Howard’s website and came to a dead end.  I then tried his hvremote.wsf script to finish, but apparently I really messed things up when I was manually changing stuff around.

I wiped the install and installed the free Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and started out with the hvremote.wsf script.  This time I was able to get things up and running pretty quickly.

The hvremote.wsf script should be included with the Hyper-V server.


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VirtualBox 3.2.6 now available

Posted by essjae on June 25, 2010

Another maintenance release, changelog


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VirtualBox 3.24 update released

Posted by essjae on June 7, 2010

3.24 is out.

A few bug fixes:

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • GUI: fixed a superfluous resize-event on powering-on VM for X11 (improvement for the 3.2.2 fix)
  • Host-only/bridged networking: fixed guest-to-guest communication over wireless (3.2.0 regression; bug #6855)
  • Storage: fixed a potential guest disk corruption with growing images (3.2.0 regression)
  • Page Fusion: fixed shared module detection for Win64 guests
  • 3D support: allow use of CR_SYSTEM_GL_PATH again (bug #6864)
  • 3D support: fixed a host assertion for some multi-threaded guest applications (bug #5236)
  • 3D support: fixed host crashes with nVIDIA drivers on WDDM startup
  • OVF: fixed import of OVFs with a VM description (annotation) (3.2.2 regression; bug #6914)
  • VRDP: fixed issues with secondary monitors (bug #6759)

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Ugh! Still 2 Reboots for VMWare upgrades!

Posted by essjae on June 3, 2010

Upgraded to 7.1 from 7.0 today…had to close everything down and reboot.

One reboot to finish the uninstall, one reboot to finish the upgrade install.

This has got to be on of my biggest peeves with VMWare.

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VirtualBox 3.2.2 released

Posted by essjae on June 2, 2010

Its a maintenance release, the big changes were in 3.2.0

Note: at post time, the download isn’t available, its still listing 3.2.0 on the download page.

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VMWare Workstation 7.1 Now Available

Posted by essjae on June 2, 2010

From the press release:

Packed with better graphics, increased power, and tighter Windows 7 integration

With over 10 new features including twice the 3D graphics performance, support for more scalable virtual machines, and tighter Windows 7 integration, VMware Workstation 7.1 makes it faster and more convenient than ever for technical professionals to try new operating systems, run legacy applications, and test  applications in a secure, isolated environment.

Key new features include:

  • 2X 3D Graphics Performance: Up to twice the graphics performance for DirectX 9.0 and hardware acceleration for OpenGL 2.1 in Windows 7 and Windows Vista virtual machines. Run the most demanding applications like AutoCAD 2011
  • Support for Larger Virtual Machines: Support for 8 virtual processors and 2 TB virtual disks ensure the performance demands of today’s most powerful applications are met
  • Tighter Windows 7 Integration: Launch virtualized applications directly from the Windows 7 taskbar to create a seamless experience between applications in your virtual machines and the desktop
  • Run More Operating Systems: Support for the latest Linux operating systems including Ubuntu 8.04.4, Ubuntu 10.04, OpenSUSE 11.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, Fedora 12, Debian 5.0.4, Mandriva 2009.1
  • Open Standards Support: Import/export Open Virtualization Format (OVF 1.0) packaged virtual machines and upload directly to VMware vSphere

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