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 and Hyper-threading: On or off?

With the new Xeon CPUs supporting Hyper-threading, what is the current wisdom with regard to using it (or not) on a Hyper-V host machine? I was originally under the impression that turning it on in a ...
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How to monitor CPU usage and performance on a Hyper-V server with several VM's

I have a server that is running Windows 2008 64 bit Hyper-V, with 8 gigs of RAM and Intel Xeon X3440 @ 2.53 Ghz, which gives me 8 logical cores in the performance monitor on the host system. I have ...
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Is it necessary to have RAID in a virtual machine?

I have a Windows 2008 Enterprise on RAID 10 running Active Directory, Hosted Exchange, and a web server on HyperV VMs. Do I need a virtual RAID for Exchange? If so, why? Edit: thanks everyone for the ...
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Command line backup of running Hyper-V images using Volume Shadow Copies (VSS) and Diskshadow.exe

I need to backup running Hyper-V virtual machines with minimal downtime via a command prompt. Backups should be stored on another local disk or remote share.
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Hyper-V and Drobo Pro

I'm considering getting a fully loaded Drobo Pro and using it to store VHDs that would run our on a pair of Hyper-V host machines. The host machines would connect to the Drobo Pro via iScsi. Anyone ...
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what cpu will work with hyper v

how do i verify if a cpu has the necessary requirements to run hyper v ?
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Hyper-V File Shares over Wide Ethernet Dramatically Slower

We recently moved a file share machine that runs on 2008 hyper-v to our data center from our local network and now it is periodically extremely slow. The networks are connected via wide ethernet. ...
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SQL Cluster install on Hyper V options

I've been reading up on running a SQL Cluster in a Hyper V environment and there seems to be a couple of options: Install guest cluster on 2 VMs that are themselves part of a fail over cluster. ...
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Windows Server Hyper-V guests cannot see each other on network [closed]

I have a Hyper-V physical machine along with two standard laptops running within my LAN (connected by an ASUS-RT56U router). The physical server runs Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, with two Windows ...
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Advice for Hyper-v deployment on windows server

We just bought two new servers that have windows server standard 64 bit sp2 on them. Relevant Hardware: Dual Xeon E5430 @ 2.66 16 Gig Ram 6 143 GB 15,000 RPM SAS SCSI on Raid 5 for total of 544GB Hard ...
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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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How to enable sleep/standby on Windows Server 2012 Hyper V

I know it's possible because sleep works in HyperV under Windows 8. edit: I know this is probably not "supported".
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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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Using bridge connection to get ip access from guest in Hyper V

I want to access the internet on a dedicated second public ip from the guest. I have created an internal only network in Hyper-V Manager. The virtual network is in a bridged connection to the ...
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Does Windows 7 support Hyper-V Manager?

Does Windows 7 support running Hyper-V Manager?
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Backing up Hyper-V Server?

I've got a Hyper-V Server 2008 (i.e. Core) box running the following: A Windows 2008 domain controller and fileserver. A backup domain controller (also Windows 2008). An Ubuntu server web server. ...
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Running an Active Directory Primary Domain Controller as a virtual machine?

Should the Active Directory PDC always be a physical machine or would it be okay to run it in a VM? What are the implications/trade offs/gotchas? As a corollary to this, what about running a physical ...
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Hyper-V Machine drifts time all over, even with NTP

Resolved The problem was Hyper-V on that machine. I removed Hyper-V, installed VMware Server, ran the same VM. Time sync issues went away (< 100ms difference after a day). My setup is like this: ...
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IPFire firewall under Hyper-V. How to get synthetic devices working?

The latest version of IPFire (v2.7 core 38) uses the linux 2.6.32.15 kernel. This includes Microsoft's Hyper-V synthetic drivers. How do I get them working? When IPFire boots, it loads the hv_vmbus ...
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How do I convert a VMWare VMDK HDD file to a HyperV VHD file?

What's the best way to convert a VMWare VMDK HDD file to a HyperV VHD file? I've been tasked with converting our environment to HyperV for evaluation purposes. We are MSDN subscribers, so the MS ...
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Incredibly high latency for Ubuntu guest on Hyper-V

I've got several Ubuntu 10.04 virtual machines running as Hyper-V guests on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and they're all perfectly fine. Today I installed my first Ubuntu 11.10 virtual machine and I'm ...
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Virutal Machine loses network connectivity on Hyper V Cluster

We're running a number of VMs on a 6 node failover cluster of blades using Hyper V. We have an intermittent issue (every few days at different times - not a fixed frequency) of VMs losing network ...
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Updating Windows Servers

As a student I've not had much experience with the practice of setting up and managing networks. There's a question I've had for a while now, that my teacher wasn't able to explain to my satisfaction ...
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Windows Server 2012 and Ubuntu 12.04.1 under Hyper-V

I've set up an instance of Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS under Hyper-V 2012. However it seems to be nondeterministic as to whether or not it completes the boot process. I get a Kernel Panic, "IO-APIC + timer ...
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Set up DPM to use hardware VSS Provider with EMC Clariion SAN

We recently purchased an EMC Clariion AX4 SAN and we're using it to provide storage for our Hyper-V virtual machines. I've already got the servers registered with it and configured the failover ...
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HyperV on Domain Controller or DC on HyperV?

I want to setup a little fileserver/domain controller/sharepoint server. SharePoint shouldn't run on the DC directly, so I want to use HyperV. But I never used it before, so I wonder: Should I ...
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Windows Server 2008 hangs up while booting

Windows Server 2008 hangs up while booting after Windows update applied several updates. The server is a virtual instance on a Server 2008 Hyper-V host. Other virtual servers are fine, but have not ...
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Decent hardware (< $1.500) for Hyper-V dev/test machine

I'm looking to build a decent < 1.500$ dedicated Hyper-V solution for development and testing purposes. The parts list I was thinking of is: Intel Core I7 920 $288.99 (fastest affordable desktop ...
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RHEL 5 Hyper-V Guest - Cannot sync with NTP after kernel upgrade

I'm running a RHEL 5 (64 bit) guest on Microsoft Hyper-V. I've always had trouble with the clock getting way ahead of itself, which I was able to solve previously by adding divider=10 ...
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Small Business Server with Hyper-V role despite it not being supported?

I know that adding the Hyper-V role to a Small Business Server 2008 installation is not supported as stated by Microsoft Support (KB 958829). I'm aware that I can use Virtual Server 2005 to host my ...
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How can I install Powershell on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008?

I am running the stand-alone version of Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, and would like to install Powershell. Ill be using it to use the Management Library script. How can I do this? Thanks, ...
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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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Virtual Machine Manager 2012 CPU Average

What exactly is the CPU Average field in VMM 2012 showing me? I'm running Server 2008 R2 with VMM 2012. My server has 2x16 core CPUs installed. An example virtual machine has 4 virtual processors, ...
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Cannot connect to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

I've been setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 locally - all went well, and I added the Hyper-V role. Then I created a new VM using the Hyper-V Manager, and added a dynamic VHD. I could start the VM ...
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Will Hyper-V always be free?

So far we've done limited tests using VMWare ESXi and Citrix Xen and they're both working well. We now want to do some serious testing with copies of our production systems but before doing so I want ...
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What is the proper Hyper-V R2 with Teamed Broadcom BCM5709C NICs configuration (VMQ, TOE, LSO, CSO, etc.)?

I have a pair of Dell PowerEdge R710 servers (2x Xeon X5690s, 64GB, 8x BCM5709C NICs) running Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter. They're backed by a Dell PowerVault MD3200 with 3.6TB in RAID 10 ...
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How to find virtualization performance bottlenecks?

We have recently started moving our C++ build server(s) from real machines into VMs. (MS Hyper-V) We have some performance issues that I've currently no idea how to address. We have: Test-Box - ...
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How to create IDE-based boot, SCSI-based system disks in Hyper-V Guest

I've been trying to get my mind around this one for the last hour, if anyone has a pointer to who it's done I would appreciate it: Background: Our VMWare ESXi guests use scsi-based virtual disks all ...
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Backup strategy for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V

I am in the process of planning a Hyper-V deployment with SCVMM 2008 R2. I have several VMs on VMWare Player (temporary solution) for stuff like Sharepoint 2007, 2010, and a couple of other server ...
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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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Virtualizing Firewalls/UTM

So Sophos UTM (Astaro Gateway UTM) can be virtualized in Hyper-V, VMWare, vSphere etc. Now I'm new to virtualization, so am wondering how the networking would be configured in this situation. ...
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Nagios XI Virtual Server on Hyper-V - Networking

I'm trying to get the Nagios XI virtual machine working on Hyper-V (yes, I know it's not a supported config). I'm trying to get it on the network to download some packages so that I can then install ...
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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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SCVMM P2V conversion slow

I am trying to run some P2V conversions using SCVMM 2012 Release Candidate. The source machines are Windows Server 2008 SP2 hosts in a local network. The destination is a Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1. ...
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How do I host multiple servers on Hyper-V with only a few public IP addresses?

I have a dedicated server, which is currently running Windows 2008 R2 Web edition and VMWare Server. I am upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with Hyper-V. Once upgraded, it will have 24GB of ...
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How to check login history fo remote desktop connections to my Windows Server 2008 R2

I experienced a strange event when my RD connection got disconnected from my server, and wasn't able to reconnect a couple of minutes. When I was reconnected PG admin was closed, and I didn't close ...
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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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Can I safely create new Virtual Machines from copies of VHD without sysprep?

I have VHDs of Web Servers (IIS) and Database Servers (SQL). Can I safely copy/paste the VHDs and create new Virtual Machines from those without a sysprep? Questions: The machines will have ...
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Can you update a Hyper-V parent differencing disk to push updates to all children?

I have a Windows 2008 Datacenter server where I plan on creating dozens of VMs all using the same base Windows 2003 OS with some preinstall components and updates. I was wondering, 1) What are the ...
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How to improve Hyper-V performance

I have a windows 2008 (RC2) server running Hyper-V with all of my company's virtual machines. Most of the machines are used to run Continues integration and test environment. Although each machine ...