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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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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Reverse NAT Setup for Hyper-V on Win 2008 R2

I'm trying to setup a Linux server behind a Windows Hyper-V host that will help supply some of the services (SSH, HTTPS, etc). However getting RRAS configured for reverse NAT (port forwarding) turned ...
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VHD File Structure - Repair Corrupted VHD

I have a corrupt VHD that I need to get data off of. It is a Windows 2003 x32 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (NTFS). I have a nearly identical version of that VM without the data on it that works. Using a ...
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Using VHD disk as a centralized backup device?

i have 2 physical servers (3rd will come later) and 2 hyper-vs on 1st one. I would use Windows Server Backup utility for backup all systems. Was thinking about to buy NAS, so i bought it, Synology ...
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Active Directory unreachable when installing Lync and Exchange

I've a server inside Hyper-V and I'm trying to install Microsoft Lync Server and Microsoft Exchange Server on the VM. This guest is joined to the domain (which is the host Windows Server), but both ...
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Adding virtual processor to hyper-v windows 7 32 bit image makes it not boot [migrated]

I installed a Windows 7 professional 32 bit guest on a windows 8.1 hyper-v image. When I go to the settings and change the virtual processor count from 1 to 2 it no longer boots. Unless, I first use ...
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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 ...
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Most VMS refuse to start

Setup: Virtual Host, running server 2012, hosting around 10 production VMs Problem: Last night, 2 VMs stopped with no warning, event log notification, or any information. The rest of the VMs on this ...
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Hyper-v 2012 R2 Nic Teaming with VLAN's

Currently have a 3 node 2012r2 cluster. Everything is working fine without any issues with networking / VLANS / etc... The issue that I am having is needing to define the VLAN at the Guest VM ...
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Upgrade Hyper-V cluster to 2012

We have an existing 3 node cluster running 2008R2 Hyper-V. Back end storage is an EqualLogic iSCSI SAN. We are replacing the host servers in this cluster and are looking at upgrading to server 2012 ...
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Hyper-V not starting Windows 8.1 formally had VirtualBox installed [migrated]

I'm a Windows developer and I want to get started with Windows Phone 8. I previously had Oracle VirtualBox installed but was told that the Windows Phone Emulator needs Hyper-V, which doesn't work well ...
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Can a Hyper-V machine be made slower and/or emulate a slow network connection?

I need to reproduce an issue with a client-server asynchronous communication (a bunch of JavaScript AJAX vs. an OData api), seemingly caused by some race condition in the calculations when the server ...
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Hyper-V on Win Server 2008 Standard

Setup is as follows: OS: Windows Server 2008 Standard CPU: AMD 1055T (Six core AMD) I'm attempting to install CentOS 6.4 (64-bit) VM on it. During the install, I run into issues. The graphical ...
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Hyper-V VM Lab + RRAS + RDP

My background is primarily .NET Development with some System Administration skills. I'm trying to set up a VM Lab for me to test System Applications I'm developing but I've only ever done System ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Hyper-V Management Tools not listed as an Addable Feature - Windows Server Essentials 2012

I want to run Hyper-V manager on a virtual machine running Windows 2012 Server essentials. I've seen videos of others using the Server Manager to add this feature to their Windows 2012 Servers, but ...
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Re-purpose DD660 (DataDomain) for VM Storage

We have an un-used DD660 (DataDomain) and an un-used x3650 M2 that we are wanting to use as a test bed for playing with Hyper-V as we look into it vs. VMware. Has anyone used a DD660 is simply ...
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What's the difference between import virtual machines types in Hyper-V 2012? [duplicate]

I was importing a virtual machine to my Hyper-V manager and I got 3 options: Register the virtual machine in place Restore the virtual machine in place Copy the virtual machine What's the ...
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How should I set up my Hyper-V server and networks topology?

I am setting up a pretty decent server running Windows Server 2008 R2 to be a remote (colocated) Hyper-V host. It will be hosting Linux and Windows VMs, initially for developers to use but eventually ...
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IPv6 fails under Hyper-V [migrated]

The setup I have is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running under Windows 8.1 Pro as a guest OS via Hyper-V. Success of connectivity tests via ping6 seems to depend on the type of interface binded to External ...
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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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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 ...
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What's the difference between import virtual machines types in Hyper-V? [closed]

I was importing a virtual machine to my Hyper-V manager and I got 3 options: Register the virtual machine in place Restore the virtual machine in place Copy the virtual machine What's the ...
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Lots of packets pruned from receive queue because of socket buffer overrun - reason to worry?

I know this question has been asked before, but maybe not in this particular context: I have a setup with a couple of MS2008R2 HyperVisor servers running a number of Ubuntu guests. Our webproxy runs ...
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Microsoft Emulated IDE Controller Error

While I was starting my vm I got this error Microsoft Emulated IDE Controller Error(Instance ID 83F863B-8DCA-9EDA-2CA8B33039B4): Failed to Power on with Error 'The process cannot access the file ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 Generations

Can anyone differentiate between generation 1 and generation 2 in details? Just like a comparison to make to much more clear. Thank you
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Hyper-V prevented starting virtual machine because it is prepared for failover

I got this error while I was using Hyper-V Replica Hyper-V prevented starting virtual machine because it is prepared for failover. Any Solutions?
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How to add NT Virtual Machine\Virtual Machines to GPO?

I have a Windows 2012 Server with Hyper-V enabled and a few virtual machines. My current configuration has a few account in the "Log on as a service" list in the domain policies, and sometimes this ...
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How can I resolve the error “Hyper-V failed creating a new partition.”?

I noticed that one of the servers I had set up recently was saved and then restored by Hyper-V without anyone having requested such an action. I checked the event log and saw the following error in ...
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How to delete hyper-v virtual switch extensions adapters from device manager

How to clean that hyper-v mess? I just want to delete all of them. And yes, right click -> uninstall does nothing :( I tried deleting the regedit entries and got a permission denied. I tried to ...
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Hyper-V 2012 and P2000 SAS SAN

Hi I am having major problems setting up a Hyper-V 2012 cluster on a P2000 SAS SAN. Running System Center VMM 2012 SP1 I am unable to see any storage to create my cluster. Has anyone had experienced ...
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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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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 ...
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Adding Hyper-V Role Errors

I have a Win 2008 R2 Data Center machine, and when I added the Hyper-V role, I got the following errors: 'Hypervisor' driver required by the Virtual Machine Management service is not installed or is ...
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Hyper-V connecting to a remote machine shows "The operation on computer 'x' failed

I'm running Hyper-V manager using this command: runas /user:DOMAIN\username "mmc \"C:\Program Files\Hyper-V\virtmgmt.msc\"" It is using a runas because the user I am logged into my machine as ...
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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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Hyper-V: virtual machine in a virtual machine

is it possible to create a virtual machine in a virtual machine? Let's say I have a virtual server with SCVMM installed and I would like to create a new VMS in it.
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Hyper-V Server R2 (free) with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials as guest [duplicate]

It's my understanding that Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials now includes the Hyper-V role with the license to use it only as a core install and running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials as the only ...
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Why is it possible to deploy a hypervisor within a hypervisor?

Why is that a hypervisor, which alledgedly needs to be on physical hardware, can be deployed within a VM? For example, XenServer (the actual hypervisor) can be deployed in an ESX VM? Why is this ...
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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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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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Issue when connecting to Hyper-V Server 2012 throw Hyper-V manager(Windows7) and Powershell

I know there is many topic, but i cannot find solution that works. There is issue when connecting to hyper-v server throw hyper-v manager and also powershell. Can not connect to RPC service. ...
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Hyper-V CPU Utilization, Good Tools? [closed]

I just learned a ton from this post: Host CPU% doesn't include child VM CPU%, specifically I learned that both the 'host OS' and 'child VM' are siblings within the HyperVisor layer. Are there good ...
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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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centos unable to access the internet

Problem Cannot access the internet. CentOS guest isn't receiving incoming traffic. Private network is fully accessible. Scratching my head here... I don't have this problem on ...
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How to add NT Virtual Machine\Virtual Machines to GPO

I have a Windows 2012 Server with Hyper-V enabled and a few virtual machines. My current configuration has a few account in the "Log on as a service" list in the domain policies, and sometimes this ...
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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 ...
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Hyper-V pass-trough disks incorrectly identified as SSDs on guest

I have setup a Windows Server 2012 Essentials guest to run on a Hyper-V host (Windows Server 2012). A physical HDD (spinning rust) is setup as pass-through to the guest, but it's incorrectly ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...