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Configuring Hyper-V Live Migration without Failover Clustering

Posted on August 29th, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
Use Kerberos as the authentication protocol for live vm migration

Live Migration technology in the Hyper-V virtualization system allows to move a running virtual machine between Hyper-V hosts without stopping it or without any impact on the availability of services. In earlier Hyper-V versions, using Live Migration you could move a virtual machine only between the nodes of the Failover.. read more

How to Stop a Hung Virtual Machine on Hyper-V 2016

Posted on April 18th, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
kill hung vm on hyper-v using task manager

If your virtual machine running on Hyper-V  has hung up for some reasons, stopped to respond and doesn’t start/stop/reset after clicking the corresponding buttons in Hyper-V console, the only way out is to kill the process responsible for this VM on the host OS. We’ll show how to do it.. read more

Hyper-V PowerShell Direct in Windows Server 2016

Posted on January 19th, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Powershell, Windows Server 2016
Managing Hyper-V 2016 VMs using PowerShell Direct

PowerShell Direct is a new PowerShell feature in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 that allows to create a direct local PowerShell session with any virtual machine run on a Hyper-V host, meanwhile the connection is established not via the network, but  through the internal VM bus. Thus, a Hyper-V.. read more

How to Connect a USB Drive Directly to a Hyper-V VM

Posted on October 29th, 2014 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012
assign drive letter to external drive

In this article we will show how to connect your USB hard drive to a virtual machine on a Hyper-V host. Using this technique, you can provide a virtual machinedirect access to a USB drive.

Remote Hyper-V 2012 management from Windows 8

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012
dcom right for remote hyper-v managment user

Hypervisor Hyper-V implies a remote control option as well as many other Windows components. In case when server (or Windows 8 client OS) are included in Windows domain it is quite easy to set Hyper-V remote control. The situation is a little bit more difficult if Hyper-V server (no matter .. read more

How to Convert VHD into VHDX

Posted on February 12th, 2014 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012
start convertation from vhd to vhdx

VHDX is a new format of virtual hard disks that appeared in Windows Server 2012. Disks in VHDX format have a number of advantages and today I will describe several methods of converting a disk from VHD into VHDX.

Dynamic Resizing of Virtual Disks in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on January 28th, 2014 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012 R2
Online VHDX Resize windows server 2012 r2

Hyper-V WindowsServer 2012 R2 came up with a new function Online VHDX Resize that allows dynamic VHDX resizing of the working virtual machine (i.e. online).  Online VHDX Resize allows both to extend and to compact a virtual disk. In this article we’ll deal with the features of this technology and.. read more