Tag Archive: Hyper-V

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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Apr 28 2012

Manage Hyper-V on Server Core from a remote console

I know some of you out there have a couple of Hyper-V servers running on Server Core, and I congratulate you for that. Running Hyper-V on Server Core is the best thing, in my opinion; small footprint with high security and performance. But now you have a small problem…management, because you don’t have a console …

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Jan 25 2012

Clone virtual machines in Hyper-V

As you know Hyper-V does not have an option to clone virtual machines, except when you use SCVMM. Because of this many admins need to use tricks so they don’t have to install and configure a new virtual machine from scratch every time they need a copy of Windows 7, or any other operating system. …

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Jan 22 2012

Convert VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V virtual machines

I know that some of you out there have mixed virtual environments using Hyper-V and VMware, and I also know that allot of times you need to convert virtual machines from one platform to another. In this guide I’m going to show you how to convert virtual machines from a VMware platform to a Hyper-V …

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Jan 07 2012

Create and configure a Hyper-V Failover Cluster – Part2

In the first part of this guide I showed you how to install Hyper-V in a cluster environment, and now it’s time to create our first High Available (HA) VM to see if the cluster works. Before we start creating the VM, we need to check if the cluster service assigned the correct volume for …

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Dec 30 2011

Add Hyper-V hosts to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2

To be able to manage Hyper-V hosts in SCVMM first you need to add them to the VMM Server, and this guide is for those of you that have doubts about the process. Those Hyper-V hosts need to be part of the same forest or domain that VMM is part of.

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Dec 24 2011

Create and configure a Hyper-V Failover Cluster – Part1

In this post I will show you step-by-step how create a Hyper-V Failover Cluster, so your virtual machines will never stop. For this environment I have on DC with StarWind iSCSI target installed (I know, I know… I’m using the domain controller as a iSCSI target, but it’s OK for demonstration purposes), and two Hyper-V …

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Dec 12 2011

Install Hyper-V inside VMware Workstation 8

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time and is finally here, and you may ask why. Well I had to do a lot of labs with Hyper-V and I just din not had the hardware, OK…the money for the hardware. Now I can create my labs without barriers on a single host using …

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Dec 12 2011

Install Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Role

Starting with Windows Server 2008 Microsoft entered in the era of true Windows server virtualization with Hyper-V. Hyper-V is a level 1 virtualization software from Microsoft. I sad level one because it work directly with the hardware, meaning there is no operating system between Hyper-V and the hardware (this are also known as Hypervisors). Level …

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