Category Archives: Microsoft

How to install/run Hyper-V host as a VM(nested) on vSphere 5 or 6?

By | June 29, 2015

Yesterday I prepared a lab for a presentation for my customers about Zerto 4.0 new features and replication between VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2. Unfortunately I didn't have enough physical machines to install mentioned hypervisors so I decided to run/install Hyper-V hosts as virtual machines (nested). Yes, it is possible to run some Hyper-V hosts on… Read More »

vCenter Host Gateway Appliance - Overview and Deployment.

By | May 14, 2016

vCenter Host Gateway (distributed as a virtual appliance) is a vCenter Server feature that lets you manage virtual environments that consist of various types of hypervisors. In this post you will find answers for the following questions: vCenter Host Gateway requirements vCenter Host Gateway 3rd supported hypervisors How to deploy and configure vCenter Host Gateway Appliance How to… Read More »

Fast migration (conversion) VMs between hypervisors by NetApp Shift.

By | February 8, 2015

NetApp created a  Project Shift which allows customers to change the virtualization platform their VMs run on without migrating any data (of course VMs have to be located on NetApp storage). Shift currently supports Physical to Virtual (P2V) and Virtual to Physical (V2P) but also Virtual to Virtual (V2V) migrations between Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi.… Read More »