Hyper V

Monitoring Hyper-V with Microsoft's Best Practices Analyzer

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/02/13/hyperv-best-practices-analyzer.aspx

a week ago

Natively integrated into Windows Server, the Best Practices Analyzer is a key tool for assessing how much (or how little) your Hyper-V configurations align with Microsoft's recommendations. 02/13/2020

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How To Boot Hyper-V VMs in a Specific Order

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/02/11/boot-hyperv-vms-in-specific-order.aspx

2 weeks ago

While Hyper-V doesn't have a tool that controls the order in which VMs boot up, there are some workarounds available, some of them involving PowerShell. 02/11/2020

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Windows Admin Center vs. Hyper-V Manager: What's Better for Managing VMs?

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/01/20/windows-admin-center-hyperv-manager.aspx

a month ago

Microsoft's preferred interface for Windows Server is Windows Admin Center, but can it really replace Hyper-V Manager for managing virtual machines? Brien compares the two management tools. 01/20/2020

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Windows 10 Hyper-V vs. Windows Server Hyper-V: Which Platform for Which Workloads?

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/12/09/windows-10-hyperv-windows-server-hyperv.aspx

a month ago

The differences between these two Hyper-V versions are pretty significant, depending on what you plan to use them for. Here's a quick rundown of each platform, from their features to licensing quirks to intended use cases. 12/09/2019

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How To Copy Files from a Host Server to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/11/22/copy-files-to-hyperv-vm.aspx

a month ago

Brien walks you through one of Hyper-V's best features: its ability to copy a file directly from a host server to a virtual machine without leveraging the network stack. 11/25/2019

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Top 4 Errors When Backing Up Hyper-V Guest Clusters

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/12/16/top-4-errors-hyperv-guest-clusters.aspx

a month ago

Though handy, Hyper-V guest clusters can extra complexity to your workloads that can cause problems with backups. Here are the four most common error messages and how to fix them. 12/16/2019

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Hyper-V Architecture: Some Clarifications

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/12/11/hyperv-architecture-clarifications.aspx

a month ago

Brien answers two thought-provoking reader questions. First, do Hyper-V VMs have direct hardware access? And second, how is it possible to monitor VM resource consumption from the host operating system? 12/11/2019

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Top 4 Errors When Backing Up Hyper-V Guest Clusters

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/12/16/top-4-errors-hyperv-guest-clusters.aspx

2 months ago

Though handy, Hyper-V guest clusters can extra complexity to your workloads that can cause problems with backups. Here are the four most common error messages and how to fix them. 12/16/2019

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Hyper-V Architecture: Some Clarifications

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/12/11/hyperv-architecture-clarifications.aspx

2 months ago

Brien answers two thought-provoking reader questions. First, do Hyper-V VMs have direct hardware access? And second, how is it possible to monitor VM resource consumption from the host operating system? 12/11/2019

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Windows 10 Hyper-V vs. Windows Server Hyper-V: Which Platform for Which Workloads?

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/12/09/windows-10-hyperv-windows-server-hyperv.aspx

3 months ago

The differences between these two Hyper-V versions are pretty significant, depending on what you plan to use them for. Here's a quick rundown of each platform, from their features to licensing quirks to intended use cases. 12/09/2019

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How To Copy Files from a Host Server to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/11/22/copy-files-to-hyperv-vm.aspx

3 months ago

Brien walks you through one of Hyper-V's best features: its ability to copy a file directly from a host server to a virtual machine without leveraging the network stack. 11/25/2019

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Configuring a Shared Virtual Hard Disk in Hyper-V

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/10/30/configuring-a-shared-vhd-in-hyperv.aspx

4 months ago

Creating a shared virtual hard disk is a relatively easy process. Brien walks you through it. 10/30/2019

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A Quicker Way To Create Hyper-V Inventory Reports

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/09/27/hyperv-inventory-reports.aspx

4 months ago

If you need to generate Hyper-V inventory reports but don't want the hassle of writing your own custom PowerShell script, here is a shortcut. 10/11/2019

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Automating Virtual Machine Activation in Hyper-V

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/10/03/automating-vm-activation-in-hyperv.aspx

5 months ago

Microsoft's "automatic virtual machine activation" feature lets you spin up a short-lived VM without wasting a license key. Here's how to use it. 10/03/2019

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Patch Management for Hyper-V Replica Hosts

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/09/25/patch-management-hyperv-replica-hosts.aspx

5 months ago

Here's how you can use Hyper-V's replica infrastructure to minimize disruptions caused by the patch management process. 09/25/2019

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VMware and Microsoft Supporting Hyper-V for VMware Workstation Product

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/08/28/hyper-v-support-coming-to-vmware-workstation.aspx

6 months ago

The VMware Workstation product, used to host virtual machines on client devices, is getting support for Windows Hypervisor, which will unlock the use of various Microsoft technologies that are dependent on Hyper-V. 08/28/2019

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Windows 10 security: Microsoft dismissed RDP flaw until it saw Hyper-V was affected

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-security-microsoft-dismissed-rdp-flaw-until-it-saw-hyper-v-was-affected/

7 months ago

Microsoft details a nasty and apparently completely unexpected side-effect of using RDP in its Hyper-V virtualization software.

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How To Refresh Hyper-V Hardware, Part 2: Managing Replication Traffic

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/07/23/refresh-hyperv-hardware-part-2.aspx

7 months ago

The final part of Brien's Hyper-V upgrade involves using a 10GbE connection for replication traffic -- without having access to enterprise-class hardware. 08/01/2019

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How To Refresh Hyper-V Hardware, Part 1: Get Your Versions Straight

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/07/30/refresh-hyperv-hardware-part-1.aspx

7 months ago

The first half of Brien's project to replace his outdated Hyper-V servers took nearly 10 days and multiple replication failures. Here's what went wrong and how he fixed it. 07/30/2019

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