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Migrating Hyper-V VM's to CentOS 6

I have tried to search this around in google, but I haven't actually found anyone migrating from Hyper-V (Windows) to CentOS 6, only the other way around. So, I was wondering if there are any pointers ...
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2answers
42 views

Can PXE boot of Hyper-V VMs be disabled?

Hyper-V virtual machines have the ability to PXE boot. Obviously, PXE boot raises some security concerns. The problem is, unlike a typical physical machine's firmware, there isn't an obvious way to ...
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1answer
56 views

Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V vs Datacenter edition

We need to deploy a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster with 4 physical server. We going to use Datacenter edition licencing, but consider installing the Hyper-V edition on the serveres. Just to install ...
0
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2answers
70 views

non-GUI connection to local Hyper-V VM without network

I have a virtual machine on Hyper-V manager (Windows 2008 R2) without a network configured on the VM. From a powershell script running on the host Windows server, I would like to query into the OS of ...
1
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0answers
114 views

Hypervisor The operation cannot be performed while the object is in it's current state

I attempted to reboot one of my VMs in the Hyper-V Manager. It's a Centos VM and all of my other centos machines are behaving as they should although I can't get this particular one to boot. I'm a ...
4
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3answers
82 views

Virtualisation suitable for packet-intensive application?

We have a custom and VERY bespoke application that runs on a Windows 2008R2 server. It's primary function is to connect to many tens of thousands of IP addresses as quickly as possible and interrogate ...
2
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1answer
119 views

Disk Space Difference On Hyper-V Server OS VS VM Guest OS

I have a Windows Sever 2012 Standard 64-bit running Hyper-V. The Hyper-V is hosting a guest OS of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. I noticed that I was running out of disk space on my server. So I ...
2
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4answers
253 views

new hyper V High Avaliability setup and SMB 3.0 storage

I am looking at building an new 2012 R2 with Hyper V setup, everything has to be HP hardware. 2x HyperV 2012 R2 servers running 20-30 VMs. These will be dual 6 core xeons with 128gb of ram. 2x 2012 ...
0
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1answer
117 views

How to exclude VHDX disk from snapshots on Hyper-v

(I'm using the built-in Hyper-V that comes with Windows Server 2012 R2) I want to play with my snapshots while I have a separate disk that would not be affected by those snapshots, thus I can store ...
0
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1answer
70 views

Hyper-V How to define “auto revert” to a snapshot after each reboot

I'm using the built-in Hyper-V that comes with Windows Server 2012 R2 and I'm looking for the option that lets me to set "auto revert" (or "auto apply") to a specific snapshot after the machine is ...
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11answers
2k views

When deploying a single server on new hardware, do you virtualize it or not?

There are a few questions that I've found on ServerFault that hint around this topic, and while it may be somewhat opinion-based, I think it can fall into that "good subjective" category based on the ...
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1answer
88 views

Use Hard Drive as Ram for Hyper-V [closed]

Is it possible to use hard drive space as virtual RAM for Hyper-v? I am using Windows Server 2012 R2 Enterprise as the host and we are running Ubuntu 13.10 as the client OS.
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1answer
456 views

Hyper-V and AD --> recommendations for small site? [closed]

I have a dilemma about how to proceed with new AD / Hyper-V installation and would appreciate your views, experience and advice. Situation: we are a small company with single site (25 users) and few ...
4
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1answer
194 views

Optimization XFS on Linux guest in Hyper-V (VHDX)

In our company we're using Hyper-V (Windows Server 2012) hypervisor and VM to organize our in-company services in our data-center. I am supposed to set up Ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest for our main database ...
1
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1answer
213 views

Converting Hyper-V VMs to VMware ESXi VMs (Not with Live Migration)

I am facing a small issue for converting my Hyper-V VMs to ESXi VMs. I have 1 physical server. On that physical server I have Windows Server 2008 installed with the Hyper-V role. My 1 Hyper-V host ...
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0answers
164 views

Hyper-V: NAT Port Forwarding [closed]

I rented one dedicated server (Win Server 2012) with one adapter/static IP address. I want to install Hyper-V and guest OS (Win also), that can expose some of its services to the internet. For ...
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2answers
385 views

VirtualBox inside Hyper V guest [closed]

I am trying to run a Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox (configured using Vagrant) installed on a Win 8.1 guest running inside a Win 2012 R2 Hyper V host. I disabled Hyper V on the Win 8.1 guest. I am ...
1
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3answers
229 views

How can I automate and run post installation commands in Azure Virtual Machines?

I need to deploy Azure hosts and configure them according to a pre-defined script once they are loaded. Is there any example, guidance,or tutorial on how to modify an Azure VM once the instance is ...
0
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0answers
322 views

Dell 12G R720 Hyper-V host virtual/physical NIC stops working

On the host 1 physical adapter is plugged into our network, on host itself I have Hyper-V role. I have created a external switch and binded it to the physical Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet, box ...
2
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1answer
433 views

Experience using Disk2Vhd to P2V migrate Exchange Server?

I'm interested to know your thoughts and/or experience with using Disk2vhd to migrate a physical Exchange 2007 server to a virtual machine. I assume (from reading articles on P2V exchange) that using ...
4
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2answers
525 views

Proper Hyper-V Network Configuration for Windows Server 2012?

We just put our first Hyper-V based web solution online about a month ago (Diagram below). We're having intermittent communication issues between Virtual Machines during periods of elevated traffic, ...
2
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1answer
83 views

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Rename - SQL DB Issues

I set up a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine exactly the way we want it. I shut down the instance, made a copy of the .vhdx virtual drive, then spun up a new VM and attached the copy of the drive. ...
1
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2answers
116 views

Migrate 2-drive RAID1 Hyper-V host (4 VMs) to 4-drive RAID6

I have a Hyper-V server w/ 2x500GB drives on RAID1. I would like to replace these with 4x1TB drives on RAID6. I have four VMs on one host, and can get by with just restoring the VMs on a new host ...
1
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1answer
97 views

Use Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition as Virtualisation Host

Would it be reasonable to run the Standard Server 2012 Edition (as opposed to Hyper-V edition) as a virtualisation host? Obviously there is a performance penalty but I guess it's not that bad - are ...
0
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0answers
59 views

Hyper-v takes a long time to create snapshots

I'm not sure when, but I've noticed as of recently, whenever I go to make a snapshot of certain machines, it hangs at 2% for a good while and then eventually finishes (fairly quickly, actually). I ...
3
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1answer
705 views

Connecting to other instances of Hyper-V Manager in domain

I have a test environment that I host from my computer. I have configured an external switch so that it can be accessed by others. Windows 8 Enterprise and Hyper-V Manager Version: 6.2.9200.16384 If ...
1
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1answer
26 views

Lab 2012 Hyper-v migration from esxi

I need some clarity on the hyper-v virtualization strategy coming from ESXi 4.x. Purpose: A VM for Sql Server 2012 w/ SP1 A VM for Sql Server 2014 CPT1 Hardware: Poweredge T100 8GB RAM, 2 SSDs ...
3
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1answer
646 views

Adding virtual NIC to HyperV VMs killed my network speed

I have a pretty simple configuration: Windows Server 2012 Hyper V Host, with two VMs (both Server 2012), one for IIS, one for SQL Server. They're all connecting through the physical NIC Last night I ...
0
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2answers
59 views

Manage virtual machines of different virtualization engines uniformly [closed]

I have several VMs hosted by VMware and several VMs hosted by HyperV. I'm wondering if there is any application/library/API that allows to treat these VMs in a uniform way not depending on ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Ubuntu Subdomains on the Fly

We're a trying to accomplish the following on a Ubuntu Server 13.04 installation. We host SaaS apps for customers are are currently moving off shared hosting environments due to limitations with ...
0
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0answers
150 views

Hyper-V: Ubuntu guests running out of memory

We appear to have a problem with Ubuntu guests running out of memory. We have several on 12.04 (LTS) and one on 13.04 and seem to have the same problem. It takes around 30 days from restart to ...
1
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1answer
227 views

Private networks with SCVMM 2012 SP1 and Hyper-V

In my lab I have two hyper-v host running Windows 2012 server. For lab and test purposes I want to have private networks that are available on both hosts, and where the VMs on those networks are able ...
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2answers
3k views

Why does increasing logical processors in Hyper-V for virtual machine increase performance.

To my understanding, virtual machines (assuming relative weight is even) get an equal share of the processor. When the VM is given some processing time, it shouldn't matter if the VM is seeing a ...
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1answer
84 views

Virtual router for virtualisation [closed]

I'm currently setting up a virtual lab at home for general server / network testing using Hyper-V. At present I have a virtual network adapter that is linked to my Physical network adapter so that the ...
2
votes
1answer
235 views

Can I install a Windows Server 2012 virtual server using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 with the same exact product key?

I've read everything I can find online, but I cannot find a simple answer to this question. I have Windows Server 2012 Standard installed using a volume license product key. The official product ...
2
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5answers
144 views

Provide iSCSI storage for Virtual Environments through host or directly to guests?

We are planning to place a HP MSA P2000 with two FC/iSCSI controllers in our network. We have two options to provide more storage to Virtual Machines (We are running Hyper-V): A) Add iSCSI targets ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

EC2-like virtualisation platform with non-RDP access

I'm looking into setting up a few small VMs. The trouble is the software I intend to install on them (Cisco VPN Client) blocks out networking (other than to the target VPN destination...) with no ...
2
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2answers
146 views

Latency between IIS and SQL on same physical, two VMs

I have a single server (2x4 core CPUs, 32GB ram), that is a Windows Server 2012 Hyper V host, and it hosts two guest VMs (also Windows Server 2012 instances). One of them is a web server, the other is ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Can the Hyper-V role be installed on Windows Server 2003?

Is it possible to run Hyper-V on Windows Server 2003 as the host OS? The only documentation that I've been able to find is about running Server 2003 as a guest.
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2answers
137 views

Is there a benefit to virtualizing two web servers on the same physical server?

If I have a single physical server that's pretty beefy (8 cores, 32GB ram, 2x1GB nics), will I see any benefits in virtualizing two web servers on it and load balancing them, or would I see close to ...
15
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4answers
1k views

What are the benefits of “enterprise-level” virtualization?

For a company with modest virtualization needs - VirtualBox is currently doing fine at hosting a few light servers - what would some of the benefits be of moving to a more robust platform? I'm ...
0
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1answer
73 views

Windows Server 2012 Virtualization for Limited Downtime? [closed]

We're planning on purchasing a new server and consolidating most of our websites onto it. The initial thought was to use Windows Server 2012 with 4 VMs on it (1 e-commerce web, 1 e-commerce database, ...
0
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1answer
319 views

Hyper-V vs KVM for running Ubuntu + Windows

I am currently planning to set up a server for virtualisation. It will be running about half Windows 2012 servers and half Ubuntu. Would it be better to use hyper-v or KVM as the hypervisor as I am ...
1
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1answer
74 views

Hyper-V and CPU Usage

I'm renting VPS that I believe is using Hyper-V. Lately the processor performance of my VPS has been terrible, yet the CPU usage in the task manager doesn't show it struggling. Is the CPU usage in the ...
0
votes
2answers
659 views

Getting “Stopped” Hyper-V VM state from PowerShell

I'm using http://pshyperv.codeplex.com/ for managing Hyper-V through PowerShell. OS: Windows Server 2012 This PS module can get VMs which are running and, I guess, should get the ones which are in a ...
0
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0answers
96 views

Converting Physical machine to Hyper V VM

I'm running a Physical machine with Windows 7 Ultimate mainly as a file server with 2 hard drives with all the file content stored on D drive with C mainly for OS. This file server is accessible by ...
0
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1answer
231 views

Unable to run windows 2008 R2 after Disk2VHD

I want to convert my physical domain control to hyperv, I created the VHD using Microsoft utility Disk2VHD, The VHD was created, I attached it to HyperV and was able to login. After login the Virtual ...
2
votes
1answer
132 views

How do I merge a snapshot in Hyper-V Manager?

I have a VM using Hyper-V on Win Server 2008. I'm using the "Now" snapshot, I want to merge everything so I have only one VM with no snapshots.
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2answers
2k views

Virtualizing a Windows 2000 host for use in Hyper-V

I'm looking for a way to successfully import a Windows 2000 host (running several legacy applications that do not work on newer editions of Windows). I normally like to use Disk2VHD for making a ...
0
votes
1answer
453 views

Hyper-v does not shut down pc [closed]

I log in to my Hyper-v host server I open the Hyper-V manager, select my server S1 and click Connect When I want to shut down server S1 or reboot server S1, I just click the start button and select ...