I’ve designed a PowerShell script to help you with network team and virtual switch management in Hyper-V Server 2012. It will also work for Windows Server 2012.
The good news is that there is now a lot of fantastic information out there on Hyper-V. The bad news is that there’s so much, it can be hard to know where to start. So, we’re going to help you out a bit with a simple list of the things that you must know and [...]
Teaming and MPIO for connecting to iSCSI storage has been a confusing issue for a very long time. With native operating system support for teaming and the introduction of SMB 3.0 shares in Windows/Hyper-V Server 2012, it all got murkier. In this article, I’ll do what I can to clear it up.
So that load you thought would be fine on a hypervisor just didn’t work out, eh? Maybe it was just too intensive, or maybe your software vendor bumped you off support. Whatever the reason, the need for V2P happens. It’s not the easiest thing in the world, but it can be done. This article is [...]
Hopefully, every single technology professional in the entire Windows world knows that a VHD (or VHDX) file is what Hyper-V uses as a virtual hard drive for Hyper-V guests. But, what else can be done with them? Well, I’m so glad you asked, or else I would have had to find something else to write [...]
Here’s my monthly round-up and commentary for March 2013.
Last year, I was talking with the folks at Altaro about putting together a test cluster. Working together, we came up with a surprisingly inexpensive configuration and upon acquiring all the items, I documented the steps to assemble them and composed an eBook that shows you how to do the same. You can find the download link below!
In this third and final part of our series explaining Live Migration, we’ll look at a new feature of Hyper-V Server 2012, “Shared Nothing Live Migration”, that allows you to move virtual machines from any machine in your domain to any other machine in your domain that is running Hyper-V Server that has sufficient capacity. Even [...]
In part 1 of this series, we discussed the concepts involved with Live Migration technology. In this part, we’ll cover Live Migration configuration in a cluster environment. Part three will discuss configuration in a non-clustered environment.
Live Migration is a technology group in Hyper-V Server that allows you to move a running virtual machine from one host to another without perceptible downtime. A new addition in Hyper-V Server 2012 is the ability to Live Migrate across machines that are not members of a failover cluster. This post will go over the [...]
Ah, the joys of encountering distinct technologies that share a name. There’s nothing at all confusing about that, is there? Today, we’ll look at the differences between Hyper-V’s snapshots and VSS’s snapshots. They do have more in common than just a name, but they have far more differences.
Here’s my monthly round-up and commentary for February 2013.