Troubleshooting & Performance

Fixing Erratic Behavior on Hyper-V with Network Load Balancers

30 Jan 2018 by Eric Siron

If you're using Hyper-V with a third-party network load balancer and have network-related problems Eric's compiled all the reasons why and how to solve them

The Actual Performance Impact of Spectre/Meltdown Hyper-V Updates

18 Jan 2018 by Eric Siron

A real-world performance benchmarking of the Spectre and Meltdown patches on Hyper-V Hosts. Includes overall discussion of the issue and best practices

How to Avoid NTFS Permissions Problems During Hyper-V Live Migration

18 Jul 2017 by Eric Siron

What you should do to prevent broken NTFS permissions when performing a live migration of a Hyper-V virtual machine. Step-by-step guide with detailed advice

Troubleshooting After a Hyper-V Cluster Node Replacement

30 May 2017 by Eric Siron

Ran into issues after you added or replaced a Hyper-V Cluster Node? Here's a checklist of items to run through to find out what could be causing trouble.

Critical Status in Hyper-V Manager

25 Apr 2017 by Eric Siron

When the Virtual Machine hits Critical Status you can panic, or you can discover what it means and how to get back on the road to recovery.

Performance Impact of Hyper-V CPU Compatibility Mode

20 Apr 2017 by Eric Siron

There's little documentation on how Hyper-V CPU compatibility mode works. Does it impact the performance of a virtual machine? Learn all about it here.

Confusing Terms and Concepts in Hyper-V

14 Mar 2017 by Eric Siron

Hyper-V is a great Microsoft product, but in some instances it uses very confusing terms and concepts. Here we break down and explain some of these terms.

Hyper-V’s relationship with virtual machine XML Files

05 Jul 2016 by Eric Siron

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.

Troubleshooting Hyper-V Webinar – Q & A Follow Up

01 Apr 2016 by Andy Syrewicze

In this post we answer a number of questions that we received from our viewers following our Troubleshooting Hyper-V webinar. Have a look at the answers if you're looking to...

Unknown Devices in Hyper-V Guests

01 Mar 2016 by Eric Siron

Eric explains how to identify Unknown Devices in Hyper-V guests when your host OS is different from the guest OS using Device Manager.

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