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 Port Forwarding

I may not be asking this question correctly, so please excuse me if I'm woefully wrong. I have a VM running inside Hyper-V. The host machine is actually a web server, so it has IIS, Internet ...
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Assign IP Address to Guest where host has no IP Address (Hyper-V)

I have a hyper-v server with 4 GigE nic's. I have assigned one of the nic's as an internal network (192.168.x.x) and that nic is working as expected. We have a need for a server to have access to ...
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Server Performance Issue - Server 2008, SQL 2008 and Hyper-V [screenshots]

Im getting nasty performance on my server. It happens radmonly while accessing a website, but more often, right on the first time I load it. The server/webapp are still in dev, so I'm the only one ...
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Can't see host server on network

I've got a server running windows server 2008 with hyper v is hosting 4 virtual machines. Can see all of the VM's fine on the network, but can't see the host server and i need to access a shared ...
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Hyper-V - Why would .vhd expand when it still has unused space?

I have a dynamically expanding .vhd file. The current file size was about 50 GB, with only 29 GB used. However, it recently expanded to about 54 GB, but still only shows 29 GB used. Are there any ...
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Dell SAS controllers & Hyper-V

Does anyone have any experience with the Dell SAS 5/iR and the SAS 6/iR controllers? We are looking at virtualizing 5 of our servers and would like to hear about any experiences using either of these ...
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Hyper-V host backup failing using Windows Server Backup

The host in question is a Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter edition host with 64GB of RAM set up as a dedicated Hyper-V server with a 2TB backing store attached via a PERC 5/e controller to a Dell ...
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Hyper-V P2V Virtual Machine Bus driver

Did my first P2V experiment with SCVMM R2 - Vista 32 (Dell Precision 490) to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008. I'm having issues with "integration Services" and "virtual machine bus" driver. When I ...
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Hyper-V Live migration without shared storage?

Hypothetical scenario: 2 machines running Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 configured as a cluster VHD files stored on each machine Is it possible to do a live migration without using shared storage? I ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup or Cluster?

Which would be better If I have a copy of the vhd backed up or implement clustering of vm (failover) in windows 2008 r2??
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Can a Hyper-V 2008R2 Box join the domain of one of its child VMs?

I'm researching deploying Hyper-V Server R2 (the stand alone product - not the Server 2008 role) into our environment and was curious how the domain joining process would work if the domain controller ...
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Running 1 DC physically and a second virtually

I plan to create my first DC and forest on a physical server, then I want to run a second DC on a virtual server that will replicate the first DC. I understand that this will provide redundancy for AD ...
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Mixed environment with 2008 SP2 and R2 hyper-v compatibility

If I upgrade 1 physical server to R2 will the hyper-v virtual servers on this server be able to freely move back to the other 2008 SP2 physical servers? Or is it a fact that when you upgrade to R2 ...
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How do I back up Hyper-V VMs with Windows Server backup on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I've searched this site and google, and I CAN find information about how to back up Hyper-V virtual machines by using Windows Server Backup from the Hyper-V host in Windows Server 2008. You have to ...
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Hyper V - can't connect to virtual machines via the console

I have Hyper-V added I recently attempted to add a new virtual machine to my Hyper V server but realised there was not enough memory on that server to cope with another machine. I reduced the memory ...
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Which kind of virtualized networking is fastest? [closed]

I am planning to virtualize two servers where the bulk of network traffic will be between just these servers. Will I see a substantial benefit by configuring an internal network between the virtual ...
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Hyper-V Root and SQL Server 2008

I have a Server 2008 R2 server. Is it a good idea to make this a Hyper-V root partition, and install SQL Server 2008? What issues might I run in to?
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Clustering SQL VMs

In our environment, we have physical servers running Server 2003 and SQL 2005 that are clustered with iSCSI storage disks for the data, logs, and backup disks. We would like to move these to VMs on a ...
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Need advice on how to setup dev. virtual server farm

I have a box with 8GB RAM and a Quad Xenon processor and I'm planning to use this as my development server. On this, I want at least 3-4 virtual instances consisting of 1 SQL Server 2008, 1 or 2 ...
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Setting up a hyper-v server for a small office and how to allocate its resources

Estimated machine specifications: Dual X5550 Xeon Processor, 2.66GHz 8M Cache, hyper threading (Core i7 architecture Xeon), 24GB 1333MHz ram,8x143gb 10K RPM SAS drives in hardware raid6 array with ...
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What's the cheapest way to set up Hyper-V to be able to do failover?

We've got VMware as our enterprise VM solution using a SAN but we're looking into the possibility of using virtualisation in-branch. This might mean ESX or Hyper-V. As I understand it, to be able to ...
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Hyper-V Server Configuration

I would like to get comments on a proposed configuration for a new Hyper-V server. The hardware is existing that will be re-deployed. Hardware: Dell PowerEdge 2900 Processors: 2x Xenon 5160 3 GHz ...
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MS Network Load Balancing crashes Hyper-V virtual host?

We have a strange problem with an interaction between our Hyper-V virtual host and the hosted virtual servers. Both virtual hosts and virtual servers are running Windows Server 2008. When a virtual ...
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How to disable 'Low Disk space' on Server 2008 and Hyper-V

My problem is showing on a Hyper-V setup, but is not strictly a Hyper-V problem. Hyper0V is exposing the symptom. I created a fixed size file on a drive in the host that almost fills the physical ...
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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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SQL Server Database files on fileshare? - Performance

I have SQL Server 2008 database running in a vm guest os. Right now i have database files in vh guest vhd, which is dynamically expanding vhd. To me i think database files in dynamically expanding ...
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Can't install Hyper-V Remote Management Console

Solved! I'm trying to remotely manage a Hyper-V server from my desktop PC. Following these instructions, I've downloaded the Hyper-V Remote Management Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems ...
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What's the difference between “Turn Off” and “Shutdown” in Hyper-V

It seems like a simple thing to find the answer too. But, I can't seem to find it in the Hyper-V doc. I'm sure it's there somewhere. Simple question, when I am in Hyper-V manager there are two ...
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Broadcom NIC Teaming with Hyper-V R2

I have read a few contradictory articles regarding support or at least configuration with teaming of Broadcom NIC's and Hyper-V. I have a pair of Dell R805's with 4 Broadcom 5708 NIC's in them. I ...
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Migrate physical server to virtual on Hyper-V

I have a physical linux server that I'm considering moving to a virtual linux server running on the standalone Hyper-V R2 hypervisor. Theres alot of unused cycles on that box that could be shared ...
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Hyper-v on vmware

We're having a discussion here about Hyper-V and vmware. Am I right in thinking that ESX and Hyper-V are competing technologies and it is not possible or desirable to run hyper-v on a box virtualized ...
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HOWTO Change Drive Letter of DVD Drive on Windows Server 2008 Server Core

I am configuring an HP Proliant DL580 G5 Server to run Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server Core with Hyper-V. The storage configuration is as follows RAID1 2x36GB Two RAID5 arrays - ...
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Windows 2008 R2 guest on Hyper-V R1

I am trying to test Server 2008 R2 by installing it on a virtual machine running under Hyper-V on Server 2008 R1. Unfortunately, every time I try to install it from the .ISO image, I get a prompt to ...
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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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Creating a file server - How can I use a large VHD file in Hyper-V? (700GB)

After a few discussions (here, here, and here), I am still unable to create a simple VM that will be used as a fileserver hosted on my Hyper-V box. I have created a fixed 700GB SCSI drive (.vhd file), ...
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Does Hyper-V Server R2 require a domain to use the new features?

Simple question that I've yet to find a simple answer for: do you need a domain in order to use the new features in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2? Using the Remote Server Administration tools? Using SCVMM? ...
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How to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from Windows XP/Server 2003?

We currently have several VMs running under Virtual Server 2005 SP1. I would like to move these to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. However, we only have Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 machines at ...
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Virtual Hard Disk Migration from Virtual Server 2005 to Hyper-V

I have two questions, Can I use existing 2nd Hard Drive as External Hard Drive inside Virtual Server Instance running on same machine? If I use right now Virtual Server 2005 and run my server, ...
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Mixed Hyper-V environment Server 2008 & Server 2008 R2 with VMM and VMM R2

I have a few Server 2008 Hyper-V hosts all working fine with Virtual Machine Manager. I got a new server and installed Server 2008 R2 and was unable to manage it with VMM; so I upgraded to VMM R2. ...
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Is it possible to access a vm from Hyper-V server locally?

I've just installed hyper-v server on a new machine for testing purposes and wonders if there is a way to access one of the guests locally? Or is it only through Hyper-V manager (or remote desktop) ...
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Why is my Fedora HD STILL coming up as 127 GB?

After posting this question, and creating a fixed 700GB disk in Hyper-V, when I mount Fedora 11 to a CD and go to install it only shows 127GB of space to write to. How can I use all 700GB on the ...
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Hyper-V Virtual host with 3 VM's, how should I give them resources?

Considering all my vm's are of equal importance or value, is there a nice clean way of giving them resources? I used to think giving everything 4 logical processors was a good idea, i.e. in the ...
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Hyper-V - Creating a large fixed disk - EXTREMELY Slow

Hey everyone, after posting another question here, it seems I have to create a fixed disk in order to get one 700GB. I have shut down the machine (which basically has nothing on it), and gone to ...
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How to boot a Win7 VHD that originated in HyperV

I have an existing Windows 7 VHD that I run in HyperV. Can I take that same .vhd and boot to it using Win7's boot from VHD feature? If so do I need to take any special steps to prep it? I won't be ...
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Problems setting NTP sever with w32tm for a DC that is a Hyper-V guest

I have tried to sett my DC to get its time from several NTP severs. I follow this answer ...
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How to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?

I've installed Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on a spare box. How do I configure and manage the server? I configured as much as I could find to be open on allow etc. Now back at my desk ...
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Is Hyper-V Server 2008 working on Intel's Atom platform

Did anybody try to install Hyper-V on Intel Atom platform? Hyper-V requires: x64 compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology enabled Hardware Data Execution Prevention (DEP) It seems ...
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Problem with Hyper-V guest services install on Windows 7

We are trying to setup Windows 7 clients under Hyper-V for testing; however, guest services are not installing. Are there new guest services available, or is there a way to force the install on ...
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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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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 ...