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iSCSI volume for hyper-v

I am moving several hyper-v VMs from an under-powered host to a newer host with an iSCSI array for storage. What is the best configuration for the iSCSI volume to get the best performance for hyper-v? ...
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Hour-long shutdown duration “shutting down hyper-v virtual machine management service”

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that is a Hyper-V host (Dell PowerEdge T300). Today for the first time I encountered an odd situation; i lost connection with one of the guest machines but logging on ...
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Disk Latency High on Hyper V (20ms to 100ms for avg. disk write)

I am running Hyper V on a 12 GB, i7 Sever with 5 VMs running. I had the impression that the VMs operate quite slowly but the memory consumption and cpu utilization are not worth mentioning so I ...
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Managing Hyper-V in a domain with RPC errors

I've got an awkward setup here. I've got a domain controller (2008 R2 STD) in the United States, and a Hyper-V 2008 R2 server (Raw Hyper-V server) and a Windows 7 workstation, all connected to a ...
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Dell PowerEdge t710 raid configuration for newbie

My company bought a Dell PowerEdge t710 server with: 48 GB ram 4x4 GB ethernet ports. RAID 5 for PERC H700 4 x 1TB, SATA, 3.5-in, 7.2K RPM Hard Drive (Hot Plug) My job is to configure Hyper-V ...
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Hyper-V machines refusing to start after BIOS upgrade

I have a Windows 2008 Server with Hyper-V installed, and a couple of VMs. All was working properly until I tried upgrading BIOS. All of a sudden I get permission denied when attempting to start any ...
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Is there a way to capture a Hyper-V VHD image of a running Linux (Centos) server?

I have a linux server running Centos (actually its a PBX running Trixbox) that I want to migrate to a Hyper-V based VM so that the physical server can be repurposed. Is it possible to capture a VHD ...
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Manage Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from same machine

Is there a way to manage Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from within itself? E.g. not remotely. I'd like to be able to manage VMs as well as connect to and work with a a VM in full screen mode. This ...
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VPN in MS Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?

I am trying to connect a MS Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 machine (the OS with just a command prompt and settings panel) to a VPN Network and I can't get round to it. I have tried using Rasdial but the ...
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Hyper-V Live Migration Fails

I have a failover cluster consisting of two nodes: VS1 and VS2. Each node is running Windows Server 2008 Datacenter R2 SP1. They have slightly different processors (E5335 and E5420), so I'm running ...
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How to export a virtual machine in Hyper-V?

i am trying to export a virtual machine in Hyper-V. i click Export, i select a location: and click Export, and nothing happens: How do you export a virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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What is causing the huge network traffic?

I have a virtual machine hosted by Hyper-V, in a physical server provided by Hetzner. The physical server has Windows 2008 R2 Server, and the virual machine has Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. The virtual ...
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Why is RPC connectivity broken for the Hyper-V Manager?

I have a Hyper-V Server 2008R2 (Core) with numerous VMs running. This Hyper-V server is a member of a domain. Since the server has nothing running on it apart from the Hyper-V service, the only way ...
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Hyper-V Core: Dedicate SSD for pagefiles

I want to move pagefile.sys from C: -HDD- to S: -SSD- on Hyper-V Core. I just upgraded RAM from 8GB to 16GB. 8GB was pretty enough. I also want to move guest OSes' pagefiles to SSD as .VHD format. ...
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How do I ensure that a member server DNS client (dnscache) is not initialized until its hyper-v domain controller has started?

I have a laptop configured in the following manner: Laptop is Server 2008 R2 member server running Hyper-V connected to the internet via a Wireless adapter One virtual machine is a Server Core 2008 ...
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Hyper-V spontaneously pauses all VMs

I just had an odd thing happen with a Hyper-V server that has 4 guest VMS running on it. The host server and all guests are Server 2008 R2 SP1. I logged into one of the guest VMs using Remote Desktop ...
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Dropped network connections to hyper-v server and guests on local network

I have recently installed at home a new Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to be used primarily as a hyper-v host for several home servers. I'm having some interesting networking issues that I suspect are ...
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Hyper-V Guest RDP keeps asking wrong credentials

I have 3 W2008 R2 Guests running inside a w2008 R2 Hyper-V Host. All three VMs are part of a domain, All with RDP enabled, the machines have the following names and ports HOST1 3389 VM1 3401 VM2 ...
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Hyper-V network considerations (hosted server)

I have a hosted dedicated server, that I would like to run Hyper-V on including TMG as an edge to secure the environment. But because this is a hosted server, I have a few questions that I hope you ...
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Win Server 2008 + Virtualization, A Beginners question

I want to start my first virtualized work environment and i don't know what is better to do. I have windows 2008 R2 Std edition. i want to setup 2 HyperV machines Do i first setup the windows ...
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How to boot a Hyper-V Virtual Machine with a PXE server

I am trying to boot a virtual machine created in Hyper-V Manager. I want to boot from the NIC so that the VM can connect to the PXE server (by pressing F12 numerous times). The thing is, I cannot get ...
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Time Synchronization for Domain Controllers Virtualized Via Hyper-V

I would like to know if someone can recommend a better way to configure domain time synchronization for a group of Windows Server 2008 R2 servers than what I currently have configured. I have three ...
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Restoring individual Hyper-V machine backed up with Windows Server Backup?

Is it possible to restore Hyper-V virtual machine (just one of 4) using Windows Server Backup (if it was backed up first)? Or is there no way to do individual and every time one machines goes bad full ...
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Can I choose only some directories of Windows 2008 R2 if I want to backup Hyper-V using Windows Server Backup?

I want to use Windows Server Backup that's included with Windows to backup Hyper-V. Can I only choose C:\VM, E:\VM and C:\ProgramsData (basically hyper-v directory I'm interested in) if that's where ...
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Does Windows 2008 R2 windows backup requires changes in registry to allow backup of Hyper-V?

There's a lot of information on web that to enable Hyper-V backup in Windows Backup Tool you need to do changes in registry before it will allow you to. But are those settings applicable only to ...
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Hyper-V limit disk usage of a VM

I'm using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have one virtual machine that writes constantly to its vhd, using between 60% and 100% of the maximum disk I/O according to Resource Monitor. This ...
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Hyper-V not scaling processor access for Windows Server 2000 VM

I have a Dell R710 rack hosting several VM's: Windows Server 2008 R2 w/ Hyper-V dual Xeon 5520's @ 2.26 GHz 32GB mem teamed nic (4 gigabit NICs) all VM's are on their own set of mirrored SAS disks ...
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Host requirements for virtualization with Hyper-V

I'm planning to create a virtualized setup for a company I work for and I've been looking at server configurations. I've settled on a Dell PowerEdge R710, but I'm not sure which OS is right for me. My ...
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VMRC equivalent for Hyper-V?

VMRC was the client tool used to connect to virtual machines running on Virtual Server. Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role, i need a way for people to be able to use the ...
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Add RAID to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 That Boots VHD From USB Flash Drive

Is there anyway to add RAID after the fact to an VHD install? I used this guideline http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee731893%28WS.10%29.aspx to create the OS and everything seems to be ...
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Which ports to open for Hyper-V

We have two physical servers on the different area protected by firewalls. We want to build Hyper-V cluster for this servers. We found the article from Microsoft VMM Ports and Protocols, but there are ...
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Hyper-V cluster VS regular cluster

We need to choice between Hyper-V and regular cluster technologies. What is the advantage and disadvantage of these approaches? Update: We have to physical servers and want to build reliably ...
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Why are my HyperV VM's randomly losing connectivity?

I have a strange intermittent connectivity problem happening about once every two weeks. First my configuration: I am running a HyperV failover cluster with two physical hosts (node01 and node02). ...
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Resolution path for fixing Hyper-V VM migraton from a host in one domain to a host in another domain

I have 2 Hyper-V servers one Windows Server 2008 and one Windows Server 2008 R2. I moved a VM from the 2008 box to the 2008 R2, with the 2008 on domain X and the 2008 R2 on domain y. When the ...
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Hyper-V: 'machine' could not initialize

I looked for a lot of articles regarding my problem, but none of them seem to explain this particular behavior. I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installed as a host OS and a Hyper-V role enabled. I ...
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Hyper-V server and SAS HBA

I cannot find the option how to install SAS HBA (HP SC08Ge) into Hyper-V server to see the exported LUNs. Could you please help me in this matter ?
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Hyper-V Processor Limitations

We have recently purchased a server which is running Hyper-V 2008 R2 bare metal. The server has two quad-core Intel Xeon processors with hyperthreading, so if I'm understanding correctly this gives us ...
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Setting up an NLB cluster in Hyper-V

I am setting up a test environment in Hyper-V. All machines run windows 2008. And configured with a single network card. I have AD and SQL Server. I also have 3 web servers that I want to configure ...
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VPN server setup on a 2008 R2 Hyper-V VPS

I am renting a Windows 2008 R2 VPS (Hyper-V). It has 1 network adapter which has a public IP statically assigned. I wish to allow incoming VPN connections, so that I can access SMB for a central file ...
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time / timezone of Linux VM on Hyper-V

HI there I installed a CentOS VM on Hyper-V server and am quite confused on the time settings. my Hyper-V is set to (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US&Canada), and when installed the CentOS VM, on ...
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Hyper-V Cannot load a virtual machine configuration

I upgraded my Windows 2008 Hyper-V host server to Windows 2008 R2 last night. The upgrade went smoothly, but when it settled down as the new version, I found two virtual machines out of seventeen to ...
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Does Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 take less resources then Windows 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role instaled?

How much more resources (if any) will a full blown Windows 2008 R2 Server running just the Hyper-V role take over Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?
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Hyper-V: Running a script during VM reboot

I'm trying to promote a resource configuration change during VM reboot cycle. Preferably, I'd like to do that without user intervention, as in: I ask the VM to reboot, and between the shutdown and the ...
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Basic questions about Hyper-V

I'm more xen & vmware experienced, that's why I do not have any deep knowledge of Hyper-V.. Please, help me with these questions: I would like to have cluster made of 2 nodes (mostly Linux is ...
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Hyper-V 2008 R2 Install Question

I have 500GB HDD that I installed on the server. If I am going to load Hyper-V r2 on the bare system, do I set the partition to use all this space or is there a recommend smaller partition size I ...
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Recover as virtual machine to any host in DPM 2010 missing in Recovery option

I have DPM 2010 installed and when choosing Recovery (Bare Metal Recovery) I don't have an option to Recover as virtual machine to any host. I only have option copy to network folder available. Is ...
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STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly

I'm encountering such an error after expanding disk space on a virtual machine using Hyper-V. STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The initial session process or system process terminated ...
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Hyper-V client networks won't connect on reboot

I setup a hyper-v environment for development purposes, so I'm not the best with this. Basically, I have a server running hyper-v (server 2k8r2 sp1). Then I have 2 clients also on 2k8r2 that never ...
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Hyper-V guest custom resolution

I'm running Hyper-V on Server 2008 R2, and the guest OSs are windows XP. My XP VMs are currently limited to the following basic resolutions: * 1600x1200 * 1280x1024 * 1152x864 * 1024x768 Is there a ...
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How do you copy a machine image in Hyper-V?

I've got a Hyper-V machine that I want to copy so that I can keep a template around for other servers. I tried using the export/import feature but regardless of which folder I use, it always errors ...