Simple changes to your hardware settings can drastically improve Hyper-V performance. Find out what you need to change to optimize your Hyper-V environment.
Now that Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is finally available to all, the very big question of “should we upgrade” is on a lot of people’s minds. Some will tell you it’s a “no-brainer” and that you should just do it unquestioningly. In the real world of business, the true “no-brainer” decision is a very rare beast. This upgrade is not one of them.
You may be aware that Hyper-V Server has two different virtual disk controller types (IDE and SCSI) and two different virtual network adapter types (emulated and synthetic). This post will look at these two types as well as the way that a virtual machine interacts with SR-IOV-capable devices. As we look ahead to Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and its introduction of generation 2 VMs, understanding the differences will become more important.
The Hyper-V Integration Services, also known as Integration Components and sometimes even Integration Service Components. You know you need them… err, wait, you did know that, right? One of the most critical components to the success of your Hyper-V installation are the Hyper-V Integration Services, and a lot of people know hardly anything about them. Let’s take a closer look.