Tag : 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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Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012-based Failover Clusters

The Microsoft Team created an official Knowledge Base article for 2012 Failover cluster. For windows 2012, there are couple good TechNet wiki articles regarding the hotfixes released for HyperV and

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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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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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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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Hyper-V Capability/Version Comparison

With the new version of Hyper-V, most limits of older versions has either been increased noticeably or been removed and became dependent on the hardware limits being used, like Live

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