How to use Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter for Hyper-V P2V

25 Aug 2016 by Eric Siron 1
 

Up through version 2012 of Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager, the product included a physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion tool for Hyper-V. It was taken out of the 2012 R2 version, and as most anyone could have predicted, the customer response...

P2V (Physical-to-Virtual) Conversions in Hyper-V

18 Aug 2016 by Eric Siron 0
 

As virtualization has become the norm, the need for physical-to-virtual conversions (P2V) has begun to decline for many of us. There are still a great number of legacy systems waiting their turn to be transferred. There are also many administrators...

Hyper-V USB Passthrough: 3 Alternatives to add USB support

16 Aug 2016 by Eric Siron 2
 

One of the chief features of virtualization is abstraction of hardware. CPU, disk, memory, and networking are the focal resources because they are the only ones that all operating systems and applications require. Even on non-virtualized systems, these resources are...

Hyper-V Hot Topics – July

11 Aug 2016 by Andy Syrewicze 0
 

  Hello everyone! July is behind us and that means it's time for another edition of our Hyper-V Hot Topics Series! Again, as a reminder, this series focuses on interesting links and news regarding Hyper-V from throughout the previous month,...

New Altaro Webinar: Ransomware!

09 Aug 2016 by Warren Sammut 0
 

  Ransomware has grown into one of the bigger threats an IT organization faces nowadays. Although a lot has been said on how best to deal with it, it’s never really the full picture. A lot of sysadmins out there...

Understanding and Working with VHD(X) Files

04 Aug 2016 by Eric Siron 0
 

A virtual machine is an abstract computer. It mimics a physical computer for the purpose of extending the flexibility of the computer system while still providing as many features of the physical environment as possible. Hyper-V, like most hypervisors, defines...

Your definitive guide to Troubleshoot Hyper-V Live Migration

02 Aug 2016 by Eric Siron 3
 

As you saw in our earlier article that explained how Live Migration works, and how you can get it going in 2012 and 2012 R2, it is a process that requires a great deal of cooperation between source and target...

Hyper-V Live Migration methods in 2012 and 2012 R2 VMs

28 Jul 2016 by Eric Siron 0
 

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the various methods for performing Live Migrations in Hyper-V. You can check out our previous article that provides a step by step guide to how Hyper-V Live Migration works, or you can check...

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