Watching/Listening to Karmin on Youtube, planning the fall garden by figuring out how many Pink Impression Tulips I'll need.
So in anticipation of the soon to be here RTM of Windows Server 2012 I'm going to see if I, Susan Bradley, PowerShell un-lover, Command line not so sure of-er, can see if I can do a proof of concept of a HyperV 2012 (yes the command line only thing) server. But as first and foremost as a penny pinching geek, I am going to do this on a proof of concept hardware not one that I'd necessarily recommend as a HyperV base.. but it's a cute box nonetheless and I plan to repurpose it into a Home Server 2011+DriveBender box after I do this. So step one buy a HP Microserver... so far the cheapest (and on a site that I don't think is a scam) is from Amazon. Adding on the ram memory keeping in mind that the intended virtualized server I plan to put on here is only the SBS Essentials or Windows Server 2012 Essentials that needs a minimum of only 2 gigs of ram (aka no Exchange on the server), and the base ram you need for hyperV is only 1 gig or less.
I want to build a HyperV wiki for the SMB... translation single box, no private cloud system center, no fallover clustering thing, just a HyperV solution you might want to consider for a client (granted probably not on THIS HP Microserver but a HP server of a different vintage). I'm going to tag this entry and all future entries as HyperVServer.
..and ... done. ordered the Server and RAM from Amazon.
Delivery Estimate: Wednesday August 1, 2012 - Monday August 6, 2012
So in the meantime I'll start finding SMB resources and organizing items on this wiki page -- http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12636.hyperv-server-for-smbs-how-to.aspx