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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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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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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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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Virtual Machines List from PowerShell vs PowerShell ISE and PowerGUI

I am confused to why I have different information based on where I try to retrieve it from. I have 3 Windows 2012 servers (G0, G1, and G2) running Hyper-V. The following situation is captured from one ...
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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 create new domain w/ Hyper-V 2012 hosting the DC server?

I have a small business client that's being spun off to run independently from a larger organization. They want to start from scratch and will be on their own premises. I'll be setting up a new 2012 ...
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Is it possible to run a “Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V Virtual Machine” on Windows 7x64 Pro machine?

Specifically, I want to run this: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27417 This download contains a three Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V Virtual Machine ...
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Where should SCCM be installed in a small system?

Server 2012 R2 host running all VM servers to support a small IDE After collating guidance regarding SCEP I've decided to go ahead install SCCM even though I only initially need SCEP. (I figure I'll ...
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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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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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How do I configure the Hyper-V virtual switch to share internet without bridging on the host machine?

I'm setting up windows deployment services for LiteTouch Deployments in my home but what I realized was that if I take my actual LAN NIC that is connected to the internet and bridge it to the Hyper-V ...
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Hyper V role manual removal on Windows 2008 R2 SP1

Junior admin messed up one of the hyper-v servers. Hi tried to uninstall HyperV role for some reason. I never tried to demote HyperV server so I am stuck somewhere in the middle. HyperV role won't ...
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Why would a Hyper-V VHD still show 100% disk space used after adding 20 Gig?

Hyper-V Host is 2012 R2 with several guests. My primary guest is a TFS server using a 100G VHD. I wasn't really keeping track of it that close and at some point the VHD hit 100% space used. I ...
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How do I measure and compare disk performance of my Hyper-V Windows VM?

I'm not sure whether this sounds stupid or lazy, but I'm really not sure. I have a problem with the performance of a VM setup (2008R2-64bit Hyper-V running a 2003R2-32bit Windows server) and I'd like ...
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Small business network vlans and hyper-v configuration

We are a small business and have been successfully running one Hyper-V 2012 R2 vmhost with many Windows Server 2012 VMS that includes a DC, Web Server, CRM Server and SQL Server for a couple of years. ...
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Hyper-V 2012 gracefully shutdown when UPS battery running out

Background: We're running a couple of Virtual servers in Hyper-V at a small office using Windows 2008 R2. We only have 1 physical host (and we aren't planning to change that any time soon). We're ...
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Hyper-V 2008 R2 synthetic networking stops working with linux 2.6.32.15

so I thought I'd give Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise a try on my Homeserver (yes, it's legit... got it from msdnaa). First thing to throw at it was my firewall which runs IPFire. This ...
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Hyper-V Ubuntu vhdx scsi ide

I have a Hyper-v 2nd gen Ubuntu machine (scsi). I did add the vhdx file to a 1st gen (ide) machine (not as start disk, but to try to use some system rescue cd tools to srink the vhdx zerrofill). I ...
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What is the best way to monitor disk IO for a Hyper-V Host machine?

When I fire up Perfmon on the hyper-v host, it shows only disk io for that host, and it doesn't seem to include the aggragte disk IO for all machines on the host. Is there something special I need to ...
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Server Restarts and Respective Orders

EDIT:Not meaning to be disrespectful to any of the answers, but, the main question was whether rebooting a DC at the beginning of a cycle, then all the other servers, or rebooting it at the end once ...
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Hyper-V and Backup Exec 2010

We are using Backup Exec 2010 R2 with the Hyper-V agent installed on our Hyper-V host. THe backup exec media server is also installed on the Hyper-V host. When we backup our VMs, BExec backs up the ...
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RAID 10 Cluster Size for SQL Dynamics AX Database

Many article read and many websites visited yet still no closer to a firm or concrete answer. We have created all our Arrays for our SQL 2012 installation with the appropriate LUN's and understand ...
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Why does my Fedora HD come up as 124GB when it was created to be 700GB in Hyper-V?

Any ideas? How can I tell fedora to use 700GB, and do I have reformat to do this? Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_computer-lv_root 124G 3....
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Hyper-V and 12 VMs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? From what i understand from microsoft's website is that with Enterprise Edition Server 2008, you are allowed to run 4 ...
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Assign public IP address to Hyper-V guest [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using bridge connection to get ip access from guest in Hyper V I have now been trying for nearly 4 days to setup what i would think is the simplest hyperV env. I have a ...
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Install ESXi 4.1 on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-v [closed]

Can I install ESXi on WIndows Server 2008 with Hyper-V? It stucks as in the printscreen: