Category : Hyper-V

Convert vmdk to VHDx with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator and HyperV

There are a lot of tools on the Internet about converting vmdk files to vhd. Microsoft has a cool utility to convert vmdk to vhd format, called Microsoft Virtual Machine

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Windows 2012 Failover Cluster: VM Priorities in Hyper-V Failover Cluster

With Windows 2012 Failover cluster we have now option to “Drain Roles”, in which all VMs on the host gets migrated to other nodes and the drained host gets paused.

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SCVMM 2012 SP1: P2V of XP SP3 is not supported

Have you tried to convert XP SP3 machines with VMM 2012 SP1. Well, per TechNet, P2V Prerequisites, P2V of XP SP3 machines is not supported with VMM 2012 SP1 (you

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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Best Practices Checklist

Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms blog has a new post listing best practices for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V deployments. It has great information and strongly suggest you to read

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Windows Failover Cluster Hotfixes

TechNet Wiki has now Windows 2012 failover cluster hotfix list in addition to 2008. I have been keeping my own list but it is always good to have a working

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VMM 2012: VM Console Error (0×0107, 0×0000)

After an initial/clean installation of VMM, I was getting the following error message, “(0×0107, 0×0000)” upon trying to connect to VM via console in VMM. I was also getting password

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SCVMM 2012: Share image file instead of copying

When you attach an ISO image, you have an option called “Share image file instead of copying”. If you don’t select this option, the file will be first copied to

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NIC Teaming/Hyper-V Switch Performance

There is a great article about NIC Teaming Performance on Hyper-v.nu. Check it out: http://www.hyper-v.nu/archives/marcve/2013/01/nic-teaming-hyper-v-switch-qos-and-actual-performance-part-3-performance/

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Import Types

Hyper-V 3.0 VM import wizard has three import types. As the options are not very clear, below are the explanations to when to use each:

Extensible Switch Unified Tracing in Hyper-V 3.0: netsh

While I was building demo/lab for network virtualization, I wanted to see what is going on behind scenes in the virtual switch. One of the features of Hyper-V is unified

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