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VHD Set: Shared Virtual Disks on Hyper-V 2016

Posted on October 12th, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
hyper v 2016 - vhd set - new virtual disk type

The next useful innovation that appeared in Windows Server 2016 is the new format of virtual disks — VHD Set (VHDS) enabling the simultaneous use of one virtual disk by multiple virtual machines. This feature is used in guest cluster scenarios (file cluster, SQL Server AlwaysOn FCI, etc.), when shared.. read more

Production Checkpoint in Hyper-V 2016

Posted on September 28th, 2017 · Posted in Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016
hyper v 2016 - production checkpoints

The Hyper-V version available in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 has got a new feature called Production Checkpoints. Checkpoints (previously known as snapshots) appeared in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 and represented a mechanism for saving the current state of the virtual machine (saving the states of a disk,.. read more

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