Friday, 29 January 2010

An Intel Modular Server Has Arrived Here

Recently, a lot of our posts have focused on the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 cluster that we prepared here in the shop. We went on to deliver and set up that cluster on site a little over a week a go.

Things have been going quite will there and they have noticed a _huge_ increase in their overall network and line of business application performance.

Since we were in close contact with a few key Intel folks during the whole configuration process we dropped the question about having an Intel Modular Server sent to us for demonstration purposes.

We have received a base demo unit that requires some tweaking as far as the setup is concerned before we can move forward with it.

Thanks to Colt Flitton at Intel that put us in touch with David Perez who is on the Intel Modular Server team. Between the two of them we received awesome guidance on working with the IMS product.

And now, we will have a demo IMS here in the shop for the next month courtesy of Intel!

We are hoping that time allows for the following things to happen with the IMS here in the shop:

  • A series of cluster configuration LiveMeetings.
  • The SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 live migration LiveMeeting.
  • Got any ideas? :)

We are pretty excited to have the unit here and are looking forward to developing some good Hyper-V clustering resources while it is here!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

Windows Live Writer

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