With Windows Server 2016 we get a new, nice feature which makes the cluster upgrade job a lot easier and cheap. No downtime and no extra hardware!
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!
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 Many outdated truths, fear, and blind guesses have led to the creation of abundance of misinformation on the subject of virtualized domain controllers.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!
Hello everyone! July is behind us and that means it’s time for another edition of our Hyper-V Hot Topics Series! Again, as a reminder, this series focuses on interesting links and news regarding Hyper-V from throughout the previous month, that I’ve found to be helpful and useful. In addition to this, I also like to post my Hyper-V Monday Minute recording from throughout the last month as well. For those that aren’t aware, I put on, what I call the Hyper-V Monday Minute every Monday at 2:00 PM Eastern time where I talk about some topic from the Hyper-V world. I’ve used a number of different formats for this, but have now finalized it on Facebook Live. if your interested in subscribing to that segment, you can do so by liking the Altaro Software facebook page HERE. The idea here is to serve as your one-stop-shop information source… Read More»
Live Migration requires great cooperation between source and target computer. Learn how to isolate and troubleshoot issues, which should be simple to fix.