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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Receiving Event ID: 10107, Hyper-V -VMMS

We are using physical disk on two of Guest operating systems. Is this a know issue? Do we need to have DPM 2010? "One or more physical disks are attached to virtual machine 'Myserver'. Back up ...
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Possible to make a script to simulate a VM Snapshot with pass-through disk?

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and one VM with a Pass-Through disk. Naturally I can't take a snapshot (it's a limitation of Hyper-V) but can I use a scrip to the unmount disk, take a ...
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Auto load balancing two node Cluster Hyper-v 2008 R2 enterprise?

My setup is a 2 node cluster with 72GB ram each and a ~10TB MD3000i Iscsi SAN. I have about 30VMs running I keep about 15 on either server. I do a live migration to the other server if I need to run ...
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When .VHD get updated?

I have a VM with a .vhd file. However, when I connect to the VM (by RDP) and make some changes (create a directory and add a small file with notepad) the .VHD file stays unchanged. The 'Date modified' ...
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Unable to boot VMs on hyper-v

I need some advise and assistance regarding the testing of Hyper-V. Here is my h/ware configuration: 1) Intel i5 processor (i5-750) 2) Intel M/B DP55WB 3) 6 GB DDR3 RAM OS = Server 2008 R2 Standard ...
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SQL Cluster on Hyper V Failover Cluster

We have a VM running SQL Server on a 6 node cluster of blades. The VM's data files are stored a SAN attached using a direct iSCSI connection. As this SQL server will be running a number of important ...
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Do I need Hyper-V R2 Server?

I have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter x64 as my host (dual boot system), and installed Hyper-V manager (next is Virtual Machine Manager). Do I need to download and install Hyper-V Server ...
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differencing disk opinions

I've read about the performance issues with dfferencing disks but I still think there is a solid place for them and thats the os boot partition. If I'm going to have 20 vms on a csv based volume I ...
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How-to Un-Join Domain when DC not available on Win 2008 R2 Core Installation Hyper-V

Server was moved and domain contraller not available any more. Is it a way to disjoin Domain on Win 2008 R2 Core Installation Hyper-V?
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SAN Transfer using VMM 2008 R2 without clustering

OK - I admit - I'm a newbie at this - but I've made great headway and have one last hang-up to implementing our virtual infrastructure. My issue has come down to doing a SAN transfer between 2 hosts. ...
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Network on Hyper-V VM for iSCSI storage for DPM 2010 testing

I would like to add a iSCSI drive to one of our hyper-V VMs. We have the iSCSI network configured for the Hyper-V box, I just wanted to double check how can I achieve this for a VM on this Hyper-V ...
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ISCSI sessions appear from nowhere

I am using Win2008 32bit Ent. running in Hyper-V with 2 LUNs over ISCSI connection (this is a MS cluster with one LUN being quorum and second as a storage). In ISCSI -> target -> details I see ...
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Quick and clean ways to clone virtual machines

I have 2 hypervisors running. One is an ESXi 4, the other one a Hyper-V 2008 R2. My question is: What is the cleanest and easiest way to clone a machine under each hypervisor without using any ...
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Sql Server hd - seek time vs sequential, SAN vs DAS

I need to buy a new server destined for Navision 2009 database on SQL Server 2008. Database is 50GB large and growing 10 GB a year. I'm considering to create a cluster on 2 servers. Didn't decided yet ...
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Running KVM/XEN/Hyper-V VMs from a RAM disk, is this possible? Practical?

Currently I'm using ESX (v3 and v4) to test a scripted OS (Windows 2003) and application install DVD. The DVD ISO (8GB) is mounted on a 1Gbps NFS datastore and the VMDK's (20GB) are on an SSD mounted ...
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Can you download Hyper-V?

I've just installed WS2K8 standard from an MSDN DVD with a view to creating a VM running WS2K3 but i can't find Hyper-V anywhere in the 'Server Roles' where it should be. Is it possible to download ...
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Linux in Windows Server 2008 R2 + Hyper-V Environment

Other than the two supported Linux distributions (RHEL & SUSE Enterprise), is there any FREE alternatives suitable for Windows Server 2008 R2 + Hyper-V environment, which has the following ...
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ESXi 4.0 migration from Microsoft Hyper-V

I am looking at small office upgrade and wanted to get some advice from the VM community. I currently have the following which is proving to be very unreliable due to several reasons. Single server ...
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Linux bridging not forwarding packets

I am trying to set up a Linux bridge with 2 ethernet interfaces and cannot get it to work correctly. I am using Gentoo Linux and thought it would be quite easy but I end up having trouble getting ...
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Physical disk or VHD for Hyper-V R2

Using Hyper-V, what are the pros/cons of using the "Physical Hard Disk" option when adding a drive to a VM as opposed to just creating a fixed-size VHD that is as large as the disk? The intention is ...
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Should the Hyper-V role be used on a 2008R2 Domain Controller?

Consider a domain controller running Windows Server 2008 R2 with a dual-port NIC. Would I encounter problems by installing the Hyper-V role? Here are my primary concerns: Because Hyper-V is a ...
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hyper-v fails when attaching more disk to VM. The VM won't start and generates an error

I'm lost at what to do about this: Hi... System: Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V farm running with failover cluster with a EVA 4400 as backend. When I attach a new disk to a VM it fails when I try to start ...
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Cannot see physical/logical cores of newly added second quad-core when in Hyper-V manger

We have a DL380 G6 that was running with a single quad xeon. Since hyper-v is going well, we wanted to add more VM's. To keep things from bogging down, we added a second quad xeon to the box, and ...
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2 Server FC SAN Configuration

I have 2 identical servers: -48GB Ram -8GigE NIC's -2FC NIC's -2x72GB RAID1 Hard Drives -Server 2008R2 Host I also Have a Fibre Channel SAN: -16x146GB RAID10 Hard Drives -2xDual-port FC Controllers ...
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Domain users aren't found on domain-joined machine

I have Windows Server 2008 machine (VM) that I joined to a active directory domain (the DC is a 2K8 machine as well). It appears that the machine is joined, and I can log in to the machine as a domain ...
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Hyper-V Error: Failed to create partition: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

On Windows Server 2008 R2, trying to start a VM named 'TFS' in Hyper-V Manager displays the following message: Hyper-V Manager An error occurred while attempting to start the selected virtual ...
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Auto-logon in a Hyper-V virtual machine doesn't work

We have Windows XP (all updates) virtual machine installed on a Windows 2008 Hyper-V server. Autologon for the virtual machine was set with TweakUI. When the virtual machine is rebooted (in a clean ...
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Restrict admin Hyperv rights

I use a Hyper-V 2008 R2 cluster, and I've two types of admin (full admin and management server admin). I would like to give to the management server admin only the right to start/shutdown the virtual ...
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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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Configure preferred host on which to run?

We have set up a virtual Microsoft clustered environment and I want to set one virtual machine to run on each physical server. How can I do this?
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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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IPv6 network in Hyper-V private virtual network

I have created a private virtual network in Windows 2008 R2 hyper-v. Two guests with an adapter each connected to this network is able to ping each other if they use IPv4(used 192.168.10.19 and ...
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vmxnet NIC not usable

I have a Dell Edge 860 Xeon server running ESXi40 hyperV. Ive created a linux VM with VMXNET adaptor. I'm able to bring the interface up but it is not able to ping default gw or any machine on the ...
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Can i install Hyper-V on a windows 2008 active directory server

I have a physical Win2008 server, std, running as first AD server in the organisation. A secondary AD server runs on a separate box in a VM. I need to host a VM on the main Win2008 AD server, its ...
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Cannot add Hyper-V Host to System Center Virtual Machine Manager

SCVMM is failing to add a Host with an error saying: VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the agent hostservername.domain.local (name changed to protect innocent) was lost. ...
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How do I create a backup of a vhd file?

How to back up a vhd automatically? Is there any tool which I can set up?
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R2 live migration between Opteron 8354 and 2435

As per title, will the processor compatibility option allow a live migrate between an AMD Opeteron 2435 (dual proc, hex core) and an AMD Opteron 8354 (quad proc, quad core)? We are out of capacity and ...
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Added 2 HDD's to my Hyper-V R2 raid and fails to use them (Remote disk management gives RPC server is not available)

Running Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V (no graphical UI) initially with 3 148GB HDD's RAID5 needing more storage. Added 2 additional 148GB HDD's and, using HP Smart Start, added them to the RAID. Now ...
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Virtual Server 2005 R2 - Fixed Disk does deleting files allow space to be reused

OS: Windows 2003 SP2 VS: 2005 R2 I'm aware that if you use a dynamic disk, to recover space (shrink the disk) you need to run through the compact routine. My question is if I convert my dynamic disk ...
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What is the proper IP cofiguration for my 2 NICs and 2 VMs?

I have a Win2008 R2 server running Hyper-V with two VMs (Win2003 and Win2008R2). I have two NICs on my server, one for the host, and one for the Virtual Machine Manager. I have it configured as ...
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Running multiple instances of Server 2008 on the same spindles as Hyper-V?

Hyper-V R2. I know best practices say to give Hyper-V and all its guests separate spindles, but that gets costly pretty quickly. What are your thoughts on running Hyper-V plus one domain controller ...
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installing a virtual instance of Windows 2008 on Hyper-V

The Microsoft documentation says I can run 4 virtual instances of Windows 2008 R2 Server under Hyper-V, with the host system's Windows 2008 R2 Server Enterprise licence. Is there a special way of ...
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Hyper-V on Dell PowerEdge T-105

I am not a hardware expert and am seeking help from them. I bought a Dell PowerEdge T105 server to run a Hyper-V setup for my Dev work. I did not want the OS from them as I already have the OS. So ...
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Recommendations on VM memory allocation General/Hyper-V

I've got a basic question on VM setup. I'm using Hyper-V, but I think the question is pretty generic. This is for a home office, I want to get reasonably good performance on the VMs without a lot of ...
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How to create a Hyper-V Internal network

I have a Windows 2008 server running multiple Hyper-V guests. I want to create a Hyper-V "Internal" network. So far, I cannot get anything to communicate. I created the Internal network adapter in ...
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Can't create new virtual machine in Hyper-V on Windows 2008 Server x32

When I start the Hyper-V management console, the option for adding a new virtual machine is not present. I'm running Windows 2008 Server x86 (not R2). Is there a service I need to start, or could it ...
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iso is already present on server

I'm using SCVMM R2 with Windows 2008 R2 hosts. I've noticed that if I have an iso mounted on a vm from the scvmm library and then a snapshot is restored then you always get an error .iso is already ...
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Windows desktop virutalization instead of replacing work stations

I'm head of the IT department at the small business I work for, however I am primarily a software architect and all of my system administration experience and knowledge is ancillary to software ...
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Hyper V vhd sizes and disk space?

Hopefully there is a simple answer to this but its something I dont understand right now. 5 days ago I colocated a windows server 2008 r2. It has running on it a Hyper-v with pretty much only IIS7 ...
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Modify NIC bind order for Hyper-V Server/Server Core

Is there a way to modify the NIC bind order in Hyper-V Server/Server Core? For some reason, one of our Hyper-V servers decided to reverse the bind order of two of the six NIC ports on the machine, ...