Saturday morning ramblings with Windows 8 Hyper-V and Sun VirtualBox

Yesterday I prepared a new system with Windows 8 CP that has the latest Intel I7 processor and 8GB of RAM. My initial plan was to use Hyper-V which is now also included as a feature on the Client. So on this beautiful Saturday morning I continued with the setup of this HP 8760w Elitebook.  But because I ran into several network related issues, others have also reported about on the Microsoft forums, I decided Read More …

ToolTip: Processor Check for 64-Bit Compatibility

In my earlier post “Detect XP Mode support” I wrote about a utility that checks the system for virtualization support. I have just found a similar one from VMWare that helps detecting if your CPU supports running virtual 64 bit guest operating systems. The VMWare Guest Check utility can be downloaded from here The following message appears when your system does not support running 64 bit guest operating systems: The following message appears when your Read More …

Who’s hosting me ?

This morning i had an issue with a fileserver that is running as a guest on a Hyper-V server, far away from my location, in fact I did not even know what Hyper-V system is hosting that Fileserver. I wanted to see within Hyper-V manager how the system is doing, but without knowing the Hyper-V server host name, you can’t connect (kind of logic) 🙂 So what’s the name of the underlying server that is Read More …