Hyper-V Automatic Virtual Machine Activation in Windows Server 2016

01 Dec 2016 by Eric Siron 0
 

Windows Server 2012 R2 introduced a feature called "Automatic Virtual Machine Activation" (AVMA). Based on the number of questions that I've seen and fielded about it, I'd say that it's been quite popular. Windows Server 2016 has carried this feature...

Hyper-V 2016 Support for Linux Secure Boot

29 Nov 2016 by Eric Siron 0
 

Microsoft has been hard at work adding support for Linux to its server products. Specific to Hyper-V 2016 is the extension of Secure Boot to include many Linux distributions. Due to the technological nature of both Linux and Secure Boot,...

Node Fairness in Hyper-V 2016: How it works and how to set it up

22 Nov 2016 by Eric Siron 1
 

  When we talk about sizing clusters of systems running Hyper-V virtual machines, we tend to do so from a holistic position. The advice that I typically give is to project the expected load and build a cluster that can...

Changes to Virtualization Licensing in Windows Server 2016

17 Nov 2016 by Eric Siron 0
 

Windows Server 2016 arrived with many new, exciting features that have made it attractive to small and large organizations alike. Its also brought several changes to the way that you'll approach licensing Windows Server, especially if you're running it as...

Cannot Delete a Virtual Hard Disk from a Cluster Shared Volume

15 Nov 2016 by Eric Siron 2
 

When you use the built-in Hyper-V tools (Hyper-V Manager and PowerShell) to delete a virtual machine, all of its virtual hard disks are left behind. This is by design and is logically sound. The configuration files are components of the...

Webinar: Demystifying Windows Server 2016 Licensing

10 Nov 2016 by Altaro Software 0
 

Software licensing can be a very complex process that boggles the minds of even the best of us. We now have a new operating system in Windows Server 2016 that further complicates the matter with its own set of licensing...

Hyper-V Hot Topics – October

08 Nov 2016 by Andy Syrewicze 0
 

Hello again everyone! with October behind us, it's time for another edition of Hyper-V Hot Topics! In case you're not aware, I do this segment once a month to showcase interesting articles, helpful howtos and cool news from Hyper-V world...

Free Hyper-V Script: Completely Delete a Virtual Machine

03 Nov 2016 by Eric Siron 3
 

From my own library, my favorite Hyper-V script is the orphaned file locator. It would be nice, though, if such a script weren't necessary. I believe that you should be able to delete a virtual machine and be done with...

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