Hyper-V for Developers presentation - GL.NET, Gloucester

Thanks to Jimmy Skowronski and the guys at Gloucester.NET user group for inviting me over to give my Hyper-V for Developers talk.  Additional thanks to Marc Gravell for giving me a lift from Gloucester town to Symantec (kindly providing facilities) and for DevExpress for supplying the pizzas for tonights user group.

As promised, here are the slides to download as either PDF or PowerPoint,

  http://www.tigernews.co.uk/blog-twickers/glnet/Hyperv4Devs-PDF.zip

  http://www.tigernews.co.uk/blog-twickers/glnet/Hyperv4Devs-PPT.zip

I really enjoyed the chance to talk for 90 minutes, rather than usual 60 mintues I'm used to as it gave the topic time to breathe as well as discuss Hyper-V features with experienced VMWare ESX users.  Good to learn more stuff about the VMWare products.

Thanks

Liam

UPDATE 18 February 2010 : Following Greg's question regarding Type 1 / Type 2 categorisation (see below) I thought I'd post a direct link to the free PDF eBook, Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions, which you can download from here.

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Thanks very much for your talk, it was very informative and enjoyable.

One question - during your talk I think you said that Hyper-V was a type 1 hypervisor? Wikipedia has it down as a type 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervisor) Are the wrong?

Thanks, Greg

Left by Greg Philpott on Feb 18, 2010 8:23 AM

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Glad you enjoyed the talk and that it was fun and not just tech talk.

I reckon Wikipedia might have it wrong (who would have thought that). I mentioned a free eBook, Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions, available here http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_press/archive/2010/02/16/free-ebook-understanding-microsoft-virtualization-r2-solutions.aspx.

If you head to page 23 there is a discussion about Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors dating back to 1972 when IBM coined the phrase, and it clearly puts Hyper-V as a Type 1 hypervisor.

Thanks, Liam
Left by Liam Westley on Feb 18, 2010 9:44 AM

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