Greg Shields recently posted an article on TechTarget’s SearchServerVirtualization.com site listing the “five best free tools for Microsoft Hyper-V management“.




Greg included Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V – Express Edition on his excellent list of Hyper-V tools –



Best Free Tool 5: Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V, Express Edition




Citrix hasn’t traditionally been known for free software, but in recent months, it has been changing its pricing for virtual products. After announcing that it would make its flagship virtualization product XenServer free, Citrix has upped the ante by recently announcing a limited version of its virtualization management product Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V.




Why use this product over Hyper-V’s management tool sets? Simply put, Citrix is known for its high-end management systems. Now that hypervisors in virtualization software are approaching feature parity, many in the industry are asking, “How do I best manage my virtual infrastructure?” Citrix has offers enterprise-ready solutions that wrap around existing systems to improve management workflow.
The Express Edition of Citrix Essentials will support up to two servers, which are both connected to a single storage array. It adds capabilities for the easy provisioning of storage through Citrix’s StorageLink technology for iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage.

Read Greg’s entire list here.



Express Edition Download
http://www.citrix.com/ehvexpress




Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V Step by Step Part 1




StorageLink Deep Dive Webinarhttp://community.citrix.com/blogs/citrite/barryf/2009/04/13/StorageLink+-+Essentials+for+Hyper-V+Deep+Dive+Webinar




StorageLink Demo Videos
http://www.citrix.com/ehv




StorageLink Overviewhttp://community.citrix.com/blogs/citrite/barryf/2009/02/23/StorageLink+in+Essentials+for+Hyper-V




Provisoning Services Overviewhttp://community.citrix.com/blogs/citrite/barryf/2009/03/20/Provisioning+for+Hyper-V+with+Citrix+Essentials




Lab Manager Overviewhttp://community.citrix.com/blogs/citrite/barryf/2009/03/19/Essentials+for+Hyper-V+with+Lab+Management




StorageLink Install Install Guidehttp://support.citrix.com/article/CTX120789
StorageLink User Guidehttp://support.citrix.com/article/CTX120791





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