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Selecting a boot drive for Hyper-V 2012 server - is a boot drive performance important?

I'm setting up a new Hyper-V 2012 server dedicated to virtualization and I'm trying to determine the best choice for the boot drive. I have 2x250gb SSD drives i'm considering for storage pools for ...
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Best Configuration for my new servers

I am sorry if it's not a question should be ask in here. I have brought two new IBM x3650 M4 Servers with 2 CPUs, 64GB Memory and 4x 1TB 2.5" HDD. I also have Windows Server 2012 Licence. What I ...
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Configuring 1 socket with multiple core on Hyper-V

I've got a Hyper-V 2012 running and need to configure that my virtual CPU are based on one socket. So the guest is seeing one socket with e.g. 4 core. I've found some tool called cpu z should do that, ...
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Migrating from Exchange 2010 to a VM running Exchange 2013

I have a server 2012 box that is now AD/GC/DC/DNS/Hyper-V and exchange 2010. The domain/exchange started life on a sbs 2003 box that I recently demoted after transferring all roles/mailboxes to the ...
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Hyper-V 12r2 across 2 physical networks

Ok, so first off... I have done this multiple times with VMware and had zero problems so I assume I am missing something in Hyper-V. Hardware I am working with: Single Dell R510 Host Onboard Dual ...
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Is it possible to Migrate Live VMs from a Windows 2012 Hyper-V Cluster to a different 2012 R2 Cluster?

At the moment I'm in a bit of dilemma because I know that Windows 2012 supports "Shared Nothing Live Migration" but recently I got to know that this feature is available for stand alone Hyper-V ...
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associating HP MSA2000 G3 to a virtual machine on windows server 2012 DC

Basically i wanted to have a Debian Squeeze associated to the SAN HP MSA200 G3 but due to lack of support i have now planned to deploy Windows Server 2012 Data-center on 2xHP Proliant DL380p G7 ...
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cPanel / CentOS 5.10 upgrade to 6.4 recommendations

We've got a server running cPanel on CentOS 5.10 currently, and I'm considering whether it's worthwhile or even wise to look at upgrading to CentOS 6.4. The server is virtualised on 2012 R2 Hyper-V, ...
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OpenGL 4+ will not work on RemoteFX with Windows Server 2012 Standard host and Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise/Windows 8.1 Enterprise VMs

I have installed Windows Server 2012 Standard on the following hardware: -Intel desktop motherboard with Virtualization hardware support. -16 GB of RAM -Intel i5-2500 (Supports SLAT) -nVidia Quadro ...
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Hyper v on Windows Server 2012 and self service

I cannot seem to find a concrete yes or no as to whether self-service is available still on Windows Server 2012 with Hyper V. I am wondering if it is still available for TFS Lab Management. Does Hyper ...
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Add-ClusterVirtualMachineRole generates an extra report line

A 3rd party contractor built our sister sites Windows 2012 Hyper-V hosts and they appear to have enabled some setting on one of them that generates an extra report when the following cluster ...
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What condition on a Hyper-V host would cause high CPU utilization in guests

I have an odd situation here, so I thought I'd see if anyone else has run into it. I have a Hyper-V host (2012) that had two VM's on it, one of which was an Exchange 2013 server. The other is a 2012 ...
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Network tape devices for backing up from server 2012 virtual machine

Are there any network attached tape devices available to allow us to get data from a server 2012 R2 VM on hyper-V backed-up onto tape? First problem is that server 2012 doesn't support backup to ...
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Native server 2012 R2 driver for APC 3000VA (network connected)

Is there a native driver available for an APC network connected UPS on windows server 2012 R2 hyper-V? All I can find from APC is Powerchute. Problem with that is it seems to require Java installed, ...
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Hyper-V 'standalone' (on baremetal) with RHEL/CentOS 6.x guest VM

My exposure to virtualization has been limited to Virtualbox &VMware-player on Desktops, and to VMWare ESXi &KVM on Linux server, and exclusively with Linux guests (RHEL/CentOS). So please ...
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Remote management issues

I have HyperV Server 2012 R2 installed and I've opened ports in the firewall to allow remote snapins to connect. They mostly work, but, for example, the logical disk manager connects and shows ...
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Hyper-V Manager - How do I Connect to Hyper-V Sever using different credentials

I have Hyper-V Server 2012 (free version) running on a box that is not on any domain. My Windows 8.1 laptop is on our domain. Both machines are on the same physical network. On my laptop, when I run ...
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Linux Kernel complaining about TSC when selected clock source is Hyper V

We are running RHEL 6 boxes on HyperV with Windows Server 2012. On a few on our RHEL boxes, I am seeing this error in /var/log/messages kernel: Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -62519781 ns). ...
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Mirroring Hyper-V host - Win 20012 R2

Need to spec a new 2012 R2 server and thinking about putting the Hyper-V host partition on a pair of software mirrored SATA drives for resilience. I also like the idea before doing any updates, as I ...
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Guest OS install from Physical CD/DVD Hyper-v 2012 R2

I have been looking around if it's possible to install a Guest OS on Hyper-V 2012. The only ways i see to install guest OS is by mounting an ISO. Is hyper-v able to access the Host physical CD/DVD at ...
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Does certificate-based Hyper-V replication work when the CA is offline?

We are using Hyper-V replication on Windows Server 2012+ outside Active Directory, so we are using SSL certificates issued by our own internal CA. When setting up replication, I made sure that both ...
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restore fails due to insufficent disk space

I'm trying to test my SBS 2008 backup by restoring to a vm on a Hyper-V server. The SBS is a physical machine. I created two vhdx each at 1TB in (fixed) size, which is larger than the actual disks ...
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Windows Server Backup “the parameter is incorrect” on Hyper-V Core

In my lab I run a Hyper-V Server 2012 Core to run multiple test-systems virtualy. To backup my system I want to use the "Windows Server Backup" role/feature. This role/feature works fine on other ...
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How do I reserve RAM on the Hyper-V 2012 host partition for VMs only?

I have a situation where a Hyper-V 2012 cluster node cannot support 2 VMs when I think it should. Presently, I'm playing around with 96GB RAM, and I want to have 2 47GB VMs running (static RAM). That ...
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How can I speed up automatic failover of a Hyper-V 2012 cluster?

When I first setup a 2-node Hyper-V 2012 cluster, the failover was pretty much instant. I had a Sql Server 2012 (on Win2012) VM with 8GB RAM allocated to it. I could bounce the node it was living on, ...
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Failed to add VM to Hyper-V cluster. How to fix?

Background/Setup I've got a running Hyper-V 2012 cluster with 2 nodes. It's already got a VM-role in the cluster managing a VM; failover works and all that nice stuff. There's another, standalone ...
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Installer for Windows Server 2008R2 blue screens under Hyper-V 2012

Trying to build an SQL Server cluster lab on an old Dell Latitude E6400 with 6gb RAM, using Hyper-V 2012. The install works great, I can create VMs and networks just fine, but when I try to boot the ...
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Enable Virtualization In Hyper-V [closed]

I need to run OpenStack on Hyper-V for test environments. Where to enable running hypervisor applications on Hyper-V. Help me please.
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Hyper-V 2012 Cluster with only one DC

What happens with a Hyper-V 2012 Cluster with only one DC, if the DC suddenly goes down? Would the Hyper-V Cluster works after a reboot, if the DC is missing? Or should we have two DCs?
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How to convert a physical server into a Hyper-V virtual machine

Let me explain my scenario. I have a physical server (Supermicro 6015v-M3) with raid controller set to raid 1 and two disks, with Windows 2012 installed. One of the two drives is faulty. What I am ...
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How can you manage Hyper-V 2012 with 2012 r2 guests?

We're setting up three machines to host a total of 12 VMs running 2012 r2. We purchased 6 licenses of 2012 R2, but we're not sure that allows us to install 2012 r2 as a base OS on each box and still ...
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We need limitted functionality like automated installation. Which virtualization is better for us? [closed]

We are about to buy a server and we want to make it as our Virtualization environment. This server will be in isolated environment and will not have direct access to production environment. We ...
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windows 2012 failover cluster, system validation, and storage spaces

I have two host servers with Windows 2012 Hyper-V installed. I have also configured File and Storage Services with one Storage Pool, one Virtual Disk on each server. I used Star Wind SAN for Hyper-V ...
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hyperv vss writer unexpected error

I am using Mozy Pro to backup our Hyperv servers. I am doing this without any issues on a 2nd server but this box hasn't backed up sucessfully yet. I was told by the support tech at Mozy to type: ...
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Hyper-V File Server Clustering - at my wit’s end [duplicate]

I am at my wit’s end with File Server clustering under Hyper-V. I am hoping that someone might be able to help me figure out this Gordian Knot of a technology that seems to have dead ends (like ...
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VM is unable to access file share on Hyper-V 2012 Host

This problem just started recently. I have a number of VMs (2008 R2) on a 2012 Hyper-V host but not all are effected in the same manner. The VMs are identical and no changes were made to either the VM ...
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Just a few questions about Hyper-V virtual machines and clustering

I have been using Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology for a little while now, but I am just now dipping my toe into clustering. In particular, I am trying to implement a fault-tolerant SQL DB. This ...
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How to enable remote device manager?

I have a hyper-v-server-2012-r2 Core server thats not joined to any domain. What configuration must i do on the server and client to connect with MMC \ Device Manager? I have managed to connect with ...
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Hyper-V 2012 host caching half the RAM

We have a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host that has 32 GB of RAM running two Server 2012 VM's. The machines have dynamic memory enabled, but combined are only using 17 - 17.5 GB. We received an alert ...
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Properly remove windows.old on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

I have installed Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 on a server that had Hyper-V Server 2012. When I did this, the standard Windows.old folder was created. I now would like to remove that folder safely. The ...
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Hyper-V Dynamic Memory - virtual machine memory usage and host memory demand do not make sense

I have a Hyper-V 2012 R2 server running a number of virtual machines with Dynamic Memory enabled. They all exhibit this behaviour, but here is an example: One of the VM's is a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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Assigning GPUs to HyperV2012

I have followed the instructions provided by TechNet to setup HyperV 2012 (Windows Server 2012 Std) to assign GPUs within the HyperV settings: ...
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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 ...
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latest integration services for Hyper-v host

I have Hyper-V hosts with both Win Server 2008 R2 and Win Server 2012. These hosts are not connected on the internet and do get security patches installed every month. How do I know if the ...
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How many Spans for RAID 10 with 4x500GB SAS Physical Disks for Virtualization Server Data part

I'm setting up a PowerEdge R420 as a Hyper-V server. Windows Server 2012 will be on RAID 1 (2x 160GB SSDs) and Data part I would like to put securely on 4x 500GB SAS HDDs. The question is what would ...
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Do two VMs on a single Hyper-V host use the NIC when communicating?

I'm fairly new to Hyper-V, and can't seem to find the answer to this question: Do two virtual machines on a single Hyper-V host use the NIC when communicating with each other? For example, take this ...
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Using SCVMM 2012 for workgroup bare-metal host deployment

I know it's possible to manage workgroup Hyper-V hosts in SCVMM through the agent and using the "perimeter network" concept. Can the bare-metal hypervisor OS deployment in SCVMM be used to deploy the ...
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Managing disks for File Server on Hyper-V VM

I want to set up a File Server role on a Hyper-V VM on a Windows 2012 Server host. What would be the best way to set up the system in terms of handling the underlying storage disk? The scenario's I ...
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Converting a Hyper-V VM with a vhdx drive to a VMWARE format

We've been looking at converting virtual machines from Hyper-V 2012 which use .VHDX drives into a vmware-compatible format. So far, we haven't found any tools that can actually do this. Any ideas ?
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Routing and Remote Access Preventing Hyper-V VM shutdown

I have a Windows Server 2012 domain controller with Routing and Remote Access as well as Hyper-V installed. When I try to shut down a Hyper-V VM, the VM goes into the stopping state and never actually ...