Did your software vendor indicate that you can virtualize their application, but only if you dedicate one or more CPU cores to it? Not clear on what happens when you assign CPUs to a virtual machine? You are far from alone.
With the responses to our article series on virtualized domain controllers, it seemed natural to tackle another related topic. Unfortunately, it’s a little too common for administrators to try to solve the physical vs. virtual dilemma by installing the domain controller role and the Hyper-V role in the same physical instance of Windows Serer. This [...]
In the first part of this series, we looked at the myths that scare people away from virtualizing their domain controllers. In this installment, you’ll see some of the ways that domain controllers can be successfully virtualized.
Using domain controllers in a virtual environment is a contentious and confusing issue. I’m going to start this subject by saying that there is no single correct answer. No one piece of advice is going to work for everyone in every environment. The purpose of this article series is to explain the facts so that [...]
In the previous parts of this series, our focus was on the basic concepts and theory involved with storage. With this installment, we’ll look at some of the ways you can approach your own storage challenges.
Now that Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is finally available to all, the very big question of “should we upgrade” is on a lot of people’s minds. Some will tell you it’s a “no-brainer” and that you should just do it unquestioningly. In the real world of business, the true “no-brainer” decision is a very rare [...]
Ever wonder why your virtual machines report that their network speed is 10 Gbps, even if you haven’t got a 10 Gbps adapter in the physical box? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Knowing why depends on an understanding of the Hyper-V virtual switch.
Sometimes, things that should be simple just aren’t. Removing SCVMM 2012 with Service Pack 1 can be one of those things.
Very little is said about file systems and formatting for Hyper-V Server deployments, but there are often a number of questions. This offering in our storage series will examine the aspects of storage preparation in detail.