Tag Archive: Hyper-V

May 13 2016

Deploying VDI using Windows Server 2012/R2

In a previous article I talked about publishing desktops and applications to users by creating RDS Session Collections. In most cases that method works great, but as you know, there are users in the company that need dedicated resources to their virtual desktops, and by using RDS Session Collections we can’t separate those resources since …

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Nov 17 2015

Installing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2012/R2

In previous versions of Windows, deploying a RDS infrastructure was a little bit difficult, but starting with server 2012/R2 this was simplified a lot. Not only you have a single central console from where you manage all your RDS infrastructure, but you can also install all the RDS roles remotely from this console.

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Jul 13 2015

Migrating a Hyper-V Cluster to Windows Server 2012 R2

I know that migrating a Windows cluster is not an easy job and an in-place upgrade is not possible in the Windows world, not right now anyway. The hard part is where you need to request a maintenance widow from the service owners because production is going to be affected. VMs will need to be …

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Sep 17 2014

Configuring Hyper-V Replica using Certificate-Based Authentication (HTTPS)

You know that starting with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V has a new feature that replicates VMs from one host to another for a disaster recovery scenario! I talked about it in this article; but configuring replication that way over non-trusted networks

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Mar 09 2014

Configuring Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012/R2

I’ve been thinking for a while to write this article, and eventually I did it. For those that don’t know what Hyper-V Replica is, I will try to summarize it. Is a host-based replication in the hypervisor, and we are talking about Hyper-V here, at no extra costs; its free. By implementing this feature, you …

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Jul 28 2013

Delegate Access Control and Management in Hyper-V

In a virtual environment security is vital, because you can’t give full permissions to everyone. Imagine just for a moment if a user connects to one of your Hyper-V servers, and by mistake power’s off some of the VM’s, or even worse, deletes them. But the user still needs access to his VM, right ? …

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Jul 21 2013

Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops and Virtual Desktop Pools with Server 2008 R2

If you work in a medium to big environment you know users need to be mobile, and be able to do their job by accessing applications and internal network from multiple devices, not just their office desktops. Maybe some of them are working from home, or you start to have more and more thin clients. …

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May 06 2013

Creating a Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster

If you want to virtualize your network, and if you want to use Hyper-V for that, I recommend you go with server 2012. Hyper-V version 3 works great and has PowerShell support without you buying SCVMM. Now that your environment is growing, soon you will need highly available VM’s and you can do that by …

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Aug 16 2012

Configuring Live Migration on Hyper-V 2008 R2

Live Migration is a Hyper-V 2008 R2 feature that allows you to move running virtual machines from one cluster node to another without downtime. In my tests I had only one request time out during migration and sometimes none. This is more than acceptable, because users or application will not even notice this time out. …

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Aug 12 2012

Adding Hyper-V hosts to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012

Adding Hyper-V hosts to VMM 2012 it’s not a difficult process. All you have to do is to follow some wizard steps and you are good to go. I this article I will guide you trough the steps of adding some Hyper-V hosts in VMM 2012.

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