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.
The first part of this series was dedicated to looking at some of the most basic concepts in storage. In this article, we’ll build on that knowledge to look at the ways you can use multiple drives to address shortcomings and overcome limitations in storage.
When it comes to Hyper-V, storage is a massive topic. There are enough possible ways to configure storage that it could almost get its own book, and even then something would likely get forgotten. This post is the first of a multi-part series that will try to talk about just about everything about storage. I [...]
I obtained a copy of the preview versions of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and wanted to upgrade my cluster. Here’s how I did it. Do remember that this is not intended as a step-through guide, but a sort of narrative of the things that happened to me and how I [...]
The release date for Windows Server 2012 R2 (and Windows 8.1) has been set for October 18th, 2013. I got a copy of the previews of both Windows Server and Hyper-V Server, from TechNet. Links for both were included in the rotating banner, but you won’t have much trouble finding them if you look.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t get along well with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1. I feel about SCVMM the same way that Hunter Cressall feels about his Mac. It’s less about “working with” SCVMM than it is about fooling it into thinking you’re doing something else and then doing [...]
Moving a virtual machine’s virtual adapter from one virtual switch to another is easy. It’s a drop-down box on the VM’s properties or a quick flip with Disconnect-VMNetworkAdapter and Connect-VMNetworkAdapter. None of this works for virtual adapters in the management operating system, though. Luckily for you, I’ve come up with a script that will do [...]