Author: Luke Orellana

    Windows 10 Creators Update for Hyper-V – 4 New features

    23 May 2017by Luke Orellana

    Microsoft released a few new features in Hyper-V as part of its Windows 10 Creators Update. Here’s what you need to know!

    Using File Server Resource Manager to Screen for Ransomware

    06 Sep 2016by Luke Orellana

    File screening helps mitigate damage from a ransomware attack, allowing file server configuration for real-time auditing on files that become modified.

    Using Compare-VM

    05 May 2016by Luke Orellana

    Create a VM Compatibility report using Compare-VM cmdlet, when migrating a VM to another host, importing a VM copy, and trying to view a VM config file in Server 2016 and Windows 10. Fix incompatibility issues between a VM and a host now with Compare-VM.

    How to Merge Hyper-V Checkpoints

    16 Feb 2016by Luke Orellana

    It can be very frustrating to deal with VMs that are experiencing some sort of checkpoint issue. Luckily, Hyper-V gives us the ability to manually merge the AVHDX files with the parenting disk so that we can potentially resolve the checkpoint headache. In this guide we show you how to manually merge Hyper-V Checkpoints.

    How to Configure CPU Compatibility Mode in Hyper-V

    13 Oct 2015by Luke Orellana

    If you’re administrating a Hyper-V cluster that is a few years in age and you’re thinking of expanding, you might be at the point where it is no longer feasible to purchase a new host with hardware that matches your existing hosts. However, if the CPU on the newer host is of a different version or generation, live migration or restoring a saved state VM between the new and old host will fail. Luckily, Hyper-V comes with a feature called CPU compatibility mode that will allow these functions to continue between CPU generations.

    Where Are My Hyper-V Checkpoints Stored?

    29 Sep 2015by Luke Orellana

    When creating a Hyper-V checkpoint, it is crucial to know where the checkpoint files are being saved, especially since checkpoint files can fill up storage. When trying to find where the checkpoint files are being stored in your Hyper-V environment, it is important to understand what types of files are generated when creating a checkpoint. This is because components of the checkpoint are stored in two separate locations. The AVHDX file is stored with the VHD storage and the checkpoint configuration files are stored with the VM’s active configuration files.

    How to Verify Storage Before Using Checkpoints in Hyper-V

    01 Sep 2015by Luke Orellana

    One of the first things to check for whenever using a snapshot or checkpoint in Hyper-V is the available storage in the location where checkpoints are being stored. If enough space is available, the next thing to verify is how long the checkpoint is going to be left in place. Verifying the proper storage for using checkpoints is an important step and following these two steps can save you from shame later if the environment you are working on has very little wiggle room as far as storage.

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