Switch Embedded Teaming enables the Hyper-V virtual switch to directly control multiple physical network adapters simultaneously. Compare and contrast this with the method used in 2012 and 2012 R2, in which a single Hyper-V virtual switch can only control a single physical or logical adapter.
Here’s why I don’t believe you should back up the management operating system environment itself. But do back up your virtual machines!
Update WSUS Installation Media and Hyper-V Templates using this FREE PowerShell Script. The script will automatically update both VHDX and WIM files.
Domain controllers don’t mix with virtual environments — or do they? A mountain of conflicting information exists on this topic, and few of us have time to make the expedition over all of that territory. What you’ll find here is a guide map that will take you safely past the traps of myth straight to the pinnacle of best practices for your virtualized domain controllers. Virtualized Domain Controllers: Myths You’ll have to get through the fiction before you can get to the facts. Many outdated truths, fear, and blind guesses have led to the creation of abundance of misinformation on the subject of virtualized domain controllers. Myth 1: Domain Controllers Should Not be Virtualized We might as well start with this catch-all myth. Whatever arguments, whatever anecdotes are supplied as support, they are insufficient. We’ll look at many of those in the next sections, but there is simple proof… Read More»
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) allows you to convert VMware virtual machines and physical computers to Hyper-V virtual machines.
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 inheriting systems from exiting staff that avoided virtualization right up to the bitter end. Whatever your situation, this article is for you.
Working with USB devices can be particularly challenging in Hyper-V. Eric has a three method How-To guide that can help you out with accessing USB storage devices!
Live Migration requires great cooperation between source and target computer. Learn how to isolate and troubleshoot issues, which should be simple to fix.
Explore the variety of methods to set up Hyper-V Live Migrations in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 with this complete guide from Eric Siron.
Get a deep understanding of Hyper-V Live Migration and how to configure it with this comprehensive overview of how to set up Hyper-V Live Migration.
Ideally when backing up and copying a VHD from a running VM you use your backup software, but you can also export the VM or copy the file manually.
Hyper-V virtual machines are defined by an XML file. Eric discusses the importance of XML files, how Hyper-V uses them, and why you should leave them alone.