In Part 3 of this post series, we learned how to install and configure Hyper-V Replica in a production environment. In this part we are going to learn why it is not a replacement for virtual machine backup products.
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog post series, we focused on the basics of Hyper-V Replica including overview and benefits it provides for SMBs. In this part of the series, we will learn how to enable and use Hyper-V Replica.
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 [...]
In part 1 of this series I introduced you to Hyper-V Replica and what the benefits are of using it in a production environment as a disaster recovery technology. In part 2, we will be covering the following topics on Hyper-V Replica: Hyper-V Replica Requirements Hyper-V Replica Facts
The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is tightly integrated with Windows XP and later versions of the Windows Operating Systems. Microsoft developers put together the efforts to design a centralized component which allows Windows applications (Windows Server Backup) and third party applications to initiate backup or restore requests for Hyper-V Virtual Machines with the help [...]
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.
Even though Microsoft provides two features to achieve high availability for Hyper-V Server and Virtual Machines running on it; Quick and Live Migration technologies, both features require use of Windows Clustering components before you can have them up and running in the production environment. Windows Clustering requires the use of certified hardware, identical storage and [...]