Microsoft Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based virtualization system for x86-64 systems. Hyper-V exists in two variants: as a stand-alone product called Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, and as an installable role in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 (the former containing the later release of ...

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Hyper V 2012 R2 private virtual switch with trunk and access mode switches

Is it possible, using Hyper-V 2012R2, to construct a Virtual Switch internal to Hyper-V (no external connectivity necessary or desired), where one switch participant (VM 0 in the diagram below) has a ...
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Windows Server 2008 is connected to network but Internet Explorer can't browse

I'm creating a Virtual Machine using Hyper-V with Windows Server 2008. The VM is ok, I can connect all my network and I can ping any address with success. But when I try to browse using the default ...
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Is there no easy way to use the Hyper-V Manager remotely?

At my workplace we've been using VMware vSphere as our VM server which uses the vSphere client to connect. Using a simple port forwarding rule on our router we've been able to allow all employees to ...
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Monitoring a cluster storage on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 HyperV via SNMP

As a part of my task of monitoring our whole server environment it is planned to check the cluster storage (cluster shared volume, csv) of our HyperV cluster with Check_MK/Nagios3. Exactly needed is ...
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Windows Server 2012 using Remote Desktop through RRAS to private network

I've already posted this on the Microsoft TechNet forums, but his site seems to provide more informative answers, so here goes... Here is my network configuration, in a nutshell. Cisco small ...
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Hyper-V Machine harddisk full, but not so

My virtual machine is having harddisk issues, at least that is what Hyper-V says. The VM has 20 gb available and is running ubuntu 14.x server. Its current usage is 4.7 GB and hyper-v pauses it time ...
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Virtual network - tracert to local vm results in over 255 hops [closed]

Why does my tracert take over a maximum of 255 hops, when both vm's are on the same local network, hosted on my laptop? I have a laptop which is connected to my home router via wireless lan with ...
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How to fix Hyper-V Server, 2012 R2 VM, which is slow and using too much RAM

I have Hyper-v Server running on a server with 256 GB RAM. We upgraded the RAM in an effort to allow us to run more VMs on the server. Most of our VMs are Windows 7, and they are running pretty ...
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Is it possible to run production machines on a replication target?

I'm considering a Hyper-V replication scenario in which: SiteA is a Failover Cluster of 2012R2 machines containing a number Linux guests serving as production databases and application servers. ...
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2012 R2 Hyper-V and File Server (general purpose) cluster

I am in the process of creating a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Cluster. I have 3 physical hosts (128GB RAM , dual Hex-core and 12 NICs each) and a SAN to play with. The SAN is a Virtual Storage system (Datacore), ...
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Proset Teaming vs Server 2012 Teaming vs Single Nic

I'm setting up a Hyper-V configuration. I've got two intel GB Ethernet cards that I can use for my LAN. Nothing I'm doing will need more than a single GB nic can provide. I've concluded that I have ...
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Sessionizing Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a host setup with WS12R2 and I plan to create 10 other HVMs with WS12R2 and setup services on each one and I was wondering is there a way to use the host installed OS so that when I upgrade the ...
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Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Teaming with 1 Virtual Switch vs 2 Virtual Switches

I've currently got 2 NICs going to my LAN and each one to it's own virtual switch. I've been wondering about instead of the two switches using one virtual switch and having my two LAN NICs teamed. So ...
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Hyper-V guest VM disrupt host network connectivity

I'm experience strange connectivity issues on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard installation with installed Hyper-V role and one Server 2012 R2 guest machine. Whenever the Guest tries to access the ...
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Must kernel-version of Ubuntu linux-cloud-tools match the kernel version of linux vm on hyper-v?

Microsoft's recommendations for installing Ubuntu VM's on Hyper-V (note 5) include installing kernel-specific versions of the linux-tools and linux-cloud-tools packages. However, there are also two ...
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Disk2vhd : error during copy. The error could not be performed due to an I/O error

I'm trying to convert a fully patched, Windows Server2008 R2 system disk into a VHD by using disk2vhd from Microsoft Sysinternals. Every time, the conversion fails with error during copy. The error ...
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HyperV External Switch Multiple VMs

I'm quite new to hyperv and I am having problems setting up network access for my VMs. The host has two physical network ports and I've assigned one to an external virtual switch. I've then setup two ...
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2012R2 Cluster - Add host without downtime

Essentially just want to confirm my current thoughts - have a 3-node 2012R2 Cluster. We are replacing two of the hosts. At the point when you add a new host to the cluster and run the validation, the ...
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Transfer physical Windows Server 2008R2 licence to Hyper-V server [duplicate]

I have a plan to upgrade my 2008R2 Standard Edition to 2012R2 Standard Edition, and then virtualize them with Hyper-V 2012R2. Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Server 2008R2 Standard Edition to ...
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Physical processor to virtual processor scaling

If I have a Windows Server 2012R2 with Hyper-V role installed, and the configuration is: 4 processors, Intel Xeon E5-4620v2 and each one is 8 cores/16 threads, can I utilize enough power for ...
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One SAN connecting to Hyper-V and VMware [closed]

my customer currently has two hypervisor types in place - using VMware for Linux systems and Hyper-V for Windows. They currently have different storage infra for each of these platforms which cost ...
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hyper-v error manage VM

I have a problem in the management of the machines in Hyper-V, when I try to open the console I get the following error: an error occurred while attempting to launch the Virtual Machine ...
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Cant run WPF applications on Hyper-V Server 2008 r2 SP1 (core)

i'm trying to run one of my WPF application in a Hyper-V Server 2008 r2 sp1 but it crashes on startup. I created my application with .net 4.0 and looks like it crashes before my first line of code is ...
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connect virtual switch to multiple physical networks [migrated]

Recently I set up a few Hyper-V servers on my windows 8.1 (Pro) laptop. I connected all of them to a single virtual switch. Now I want to connect the virtual switch to the physical network (instead of ...
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Virtual machines on a SAN and a failover cluster between two physical servers

Say I am setting up the following environment: -two physical servers each with Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. -a SAN -a failover cluster between the two servers The physical servers won't be ...
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How do I boot a client to a VDI guest when using Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows 2008 R2 Server?

If I have the Hypervisor running on Windows 2008 R2, and I have a guest OS of Windows 7 as part of the VDI, how can I get the local PC to boot into that, if Windows 7 is not installed on the local PC? ...
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Hyper-V Authorization Manager

I want to manage permissions on a hyper-v host with non-administrator users. i used this https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd283076%28v=ws.10%29.aspx I set up a new role in azman.msc with ...
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Server 2008 R2 freezes while copying data from network

Running a fresh installed Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64) with SP1 as a single HyperV host. This server has to replace an "old" 2008 R2 with a couple of HyperV VMs stored. After shutting all guest ...
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Backup Hyper-V To Google Drive?

I was thinking about backing up a Hyper-V host to the cloud and a potentially crazy idea came to mind. With Google Drive, you can get 1TB of storage for 2 bucks a month. This would be more than ...
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VHD to physical drive with no host os

I have installed windows server 2012 r2 with exchange 2010 on it on virtual machine (Hyper-V) I need to move VHD to physical drive. I know that windows can boot VHD images, but i need to move OS ...
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How do you change host management credentials for a cluster in System Center Virtual Machine Manager?

How do you change the Host Management Credentials in System Center Virtual Machine Manager for servers in a cluster? If I right click on the server and go to properties I can see the Run As account ...
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Best practice to disable SpeedStep for Hyper-V hosts?

I'm analyzing a problem where performance of CPU-bound workloads inside virtual machines often (not always) is way below what we would expect based on the underlying hardware. We're using Hyper-V on ...
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Running a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller in Hyper-V

I attempted to install Windows Server 2012 on a Dell PowerEdge 2850 and found out that the server may not support Server 2012. Is there any downside to running a Windows Server 2012 domain controller ...
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How do I properly configure host server net adapters when using Hyper-V?

I am converting a number of physical servers to virtual ones, and I have a question regarding configuring the physical adapters on the host server. I am new to virtual machines, and have a nagging ...
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How to find how a port has been forwarded from main server to hypver v vm

I must appologise for being a novice in server administration but I have somehow been given the responsibility and I have spent a long time reading up on this. The issue I have is that the previous ...
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Major Issues with Sysprep, server now has a installation prompt

So yesterday I asked this question: How to create a single image of Windows Server 2008 R2 to use on a Azure Virtual machine I was told by multiple sources I need to run sysprep against the machine, ...
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Assigning virtual processors to a VM

I'm having some slight confusion assigning virtual processors to a VM in Hyper-V, possibly due to outdated information on the internet. We have decided to virtualise our servers due to bringing in ...
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DPM 2012 virtual server stuck backing up

I have a DPM 2012 server which has a virtual server stuck 'Backing up' and cannot be started. As the virtual server lives on a host with a number of other virtual servers the only way we have fixed ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster without shared hardware

I have several servers with local SATA/SAS RAID arrays. I would like to run there virtual machines with some level of automated failover - sync VM to secondary node in 1 minute interval and automated ...
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Can you use powershell to “spin up” new VM instances

Learning powershell and working on creating VMs with Hyper-v. I was wondering is there a way or an ideal way to go about installing/setting up guest operating systems as well with it? So far the only ...
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Installing Hyper-V 2012 R2 to USB gives INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error

I have created a bootable USB flash drive of Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Core following the guides here and here. When I boot my desktop PC from the USB drive it boots up fine (after a while) and I ...
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Possible to create a Hyper-V VM with a unique IP address? What are my options? [closed]

I'm testing IP throttling on my site and want to spawn a VM that has a different IP address from the one on my local machine. This seems impossible but I want to ask the community - is the only way to ...
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Convert Hyper-V linux machine to Gen 2

Is there any way I can easily (and without reinstalling) convert a Linux Hyper-V (gen 1) VM to a gen2 one? I know the Convert-VMGeneration cmdlet for PowerShell (this one: ...
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Hyper-V: CentOS 6.6 guest with Dynamic Memory - Should I see memory decrease from guest OS?

I'm testing CentOS 6.6 in Hyper-V (W2K12R2) with dynamic memory. I set Startup and Minimum Memory to 4096MB, Maximum Memory to 16384MB. 20% buffer size. After boot I can see it's memory size as ...
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Adding hosts to existing 2012r2 Hyper-V cluster

Situation: Two separate clusters, server 2012 and server 2012r2 In process of disassembling the 2012 cluster and upgrading those hosts to 2012r2 Prior to this I must move all of the guests to the ...
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Can't convert virtual machine from ESXi to Hyper-V 2012 R2

I have a VMWare ESXi 5.5 Server and a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Core server (called Lithium) in a WORKGROUP. My Windows 8.1 machine is in the same WORKGROUP. I am trying to convert a VM from the ESXi host to ...
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Why does Hyper V differs in authentication methods for live-migration and replication

Hyper-V provides different authentication methods for replication and live migration (2012 R2 based). Live Migration is using CredSSP and Kerberos and replication Kerberos or PKI-based authentication. ...
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Hyper V 2012 and SQL Cluster Live migration

I've been doing allot of searching and even asked around here at the office without a good answer. I would like to know, within Server 2012 R2 Hyper V, can you or can not do a storage migration of a ...
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Allow Non-Technical Staff to reboot a Hyper-V VM

I have a Hyper-V host machine with a number of guests. One of the guests is a Linux VM running a vendor app that isn't exactly the most robust piece of software in the world. About once per week, ...
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Windows 2012R2 hyper-v guest diskless - boot from iscsi guide?

I am attempting to build a generation 2 W2012R2 hyper-v server guest that, configured with no disk or vhd , will select it's iscsi o/s disk via Microsoft dhcp and boot Windows 2012 R2. Note that I ...