Microsoft has had a change of heart about supporting failover clustering for SQL Server running in a virtual machine. Going forward, Microsoft will officially support the practice, reversing the policy it had stated last October. Writing on the
Andrew Kutz's iPhone-optimized Virtualization Mobile Manager (VMM) now supports Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer, and not just VMware ESX. The tool allows administrators to do tasks, such as monitor host and VM performance statistics (CPU and memory), control VMs (start, stop, pause, reset and disable network). In addition to the iPhone, the browser-based application works with BlackBerry, Google Android and Windows Mobile devices. A beta version is available for download from Hyper-9.