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 Guests suddenly stopped working

Here's my configuration: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard as a host OS, and two guests VMs running the same exact OS. Yesterday, Trial Activation on all OSes has expired and quite naturally all ...
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How would I mount an iSCSI LUN as a drive on a Win2k8R2 server core box?

I'm actually using Microsoft Hyper-V Server, which I would think would be similar to a server core installation. My goal is to use OpenFiler to store my VHD files and access them via iSCSI.
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Is there a Hyper-V virtual machine client for XP? Linux? Mac?

Is there a Hyper-V virtual machine client for XP? Linux? Mac? I'm aware that we could VNC or RDP into the virtual machine but the problem is if the VM is not running or is suspend the end user can't ...
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Any technical reason to install “real” windows to run a hyper-v only server?

Please ignore licensing questions here. Is there any technical reason not to "only" use Hyper-V Server (the free version) to run a Hyper-V cluster? From a pure feature comparison it looks like the ...
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Where should I store the VM files (config, snapshots, vhd) on a Hyper-V server?

By default the VHDs go into “C:\Users\Public\Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual Hard Disks” and the config files go into “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V”. Should I leave them there? Is it ok for ...
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Virtual Hyper-V Windows 2008 R2 Server Web Console

Where and How can I enable the Virtual Hyper-V Windows 2008 R2 Server Web Console? The IIS is only set up as the default content, nothing more than that. Just to avoid using Remote Connection every ...
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Restoring VM's in Hyper-V from a (somewhat) failed VSS backup

I attempted to do a backup of our virtualization server when moving from Hyper-V 2008 to R2. I changed the registry settings to register Hyper-V VSS with Windows Server Backup, and sent the backup on ...
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Which linux distro to use? Hyper-V hosting

Not a linux geek I am looking for a recommendation which Linux distro to use for a hyper-v based hosting envfironment (so access to the enlightment part easily is important). I Would also love to ...
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Changing CPU speed and dynamic VHD to static VHD in Hyper-V

I have two question. First, Can someone help me with advice about how to limit and improve the CPU usage on the VMs (hyper-v)? Or maybe you have links about this topic. The other question is about how ...
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Can I pause a Hyper-V guest via the command line?

Can I pause a Hyper-V guest via the command line? If so, could I do this over the network from my Win7 box?
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Hyper-V Virtual Disk Creation Taking Forver

After some struggle, I finally managed to set up Hyper-V 2008 R2 on our server. So I connected to it using the Hyper-V Manager from a Windows 7 client and used the "New Virtual Machine Wizard". I set ...
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Hyper-V performance comparisons vs physical client?

Are there any comparisons between Hyper-V client machines and their physical equivalent? I've looked around and can find 4000 articles about improving Hyper-V performance, but I can't find any that ...
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Hyper-V and host-installed hardware devices: can guest VMs access?

Have a couple of servers I'd like to setup as Hyper-V Servers, with a couple of Windows 2008 Standard VMs. On the host, we have a few hardware devices we'd like to be accessible to the guest; I'm not ...
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Setting up hyper-v without losing the os currently on the machine

Is it possible to set up hyper-v on windows server 2008 without losing the os that's currently installed? + how about external drives?
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Ubuntu 10.04 Server on Hyper-V Server R2 has sluggish install and command line

I've installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 (64 bit) on a Hyper-V Server R2. I've encountered two issues that I think are related: Very slow install Very slow command prompt The text-mode installer goes ...
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Best strategy/practices for Dev/Test/Prod Server

I have one dedicated server with Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise. I need Web, SQL and Services servers. Is it good idea to use physical server only as Hyper-V manager and for each specific server use one ...
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My HyperV Virtual Server stops with critical error

I on microsoft hyper v create a server, i installing on it linux debian, but while installation this server stopped with critical error and if I start it, he stops after approximaly 1 minute. How to ...
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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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Clone virtual machine with Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V?

I've recently just started working with Hyper-V, and so far it's quite nice. However, I've been running into problems with what seems like it should be the most basic of workflows. I've set up a ...
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HP DL580 G5 Hyper-V networking problem

I have installed the hyper-v role on a DL580 G5 cluster. The host operating system is a server 2008 x64 patched to the maximum. Everything has gone fine, but if I install a guest operating system, ...
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Best NIC config when virtual servers need iSCSI storage?

I have a Windows 2008 server running Hyper-V. There are 6 NICs on the server configured like this: NIC01 & NIC02: teamed administrative interface (RDP, mgmt, etc) NIC03: connected to iSCSI VLAN ...
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Clarification on Hyper-V licensing, features, and version [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? As I understand it, you can do: Windows 2008 + Hyper-V role Windows Hyper-V Server (which is free I believe) ...
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Licensing with Technet/MSDN Server 2008 Enterprise running production VM's with regular licenses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm wondering about running a massive physical server with Server 2k8r2 enterprise from Technet or MSDN, running a ...
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Windows Server 2008 Stops Responding (Hyper-V Role Enabled)

The machine is a brand new Dell Precision m6500, Core i5, 8GB RAM. Windows Server 2008 R2 (fully patched) with Hyper-V Role Enabled. Virtualization options in the BIOS are ON, SpeedStep is OFF, ...
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How to use iSCSI inside HyperV VM?

I have 2 Dell R710 servers (intended to set up HyperV cluster) and a MD3000i SAN set up: Server1/Server2: NIC 1: connected to company LAN NIC 2: crossover to the other server's NIC 2 NIC 3: ...
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Hyper-V + RRAS NAT + Port Forwarding + RDP, can I get it all working together?

I am running a Windows 2008 R2 server with various services running natively and two virtualised servers running on Hyper-V. The hardware server, I'm going to call it REAL1, has one external NIC, to ...
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Most suitable high availability solution

My company is hosting a website in a server with IIS, SQL Server and a 3rd party windows service (written in C#, source code available for amendments). We bought a new identical server, composed by: ...
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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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CPU's on Hyper-V host system is just idling, even though VM's are at full throttle

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 defragging right for me?

I am using Hyper-V on my Windows Server 2008 R2 DC x64 machine. I am also using standard SATA drives. I read some threads on here about defraging but could not reach a conclusion about whether or not ...
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Hyper-V: virtual 32 bit OS on 64bit OS

Is it possible to run 32-bit virtual OS(Windows Server 2003) on 64-bit machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Standard isnstalled?
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Remotely connecting to a Hyper-V hosted VM's console

I've just managed to successfully move an aging beige box into a Hyper-V virtual machine. We used to use the beige box by walking over and sitting at the computer itself, but we can't do that so ...
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Exporting a VM running as a Domain Controller

There is a Microsoft KB article that talks about best practices for running a DC on a VM. One of the notes is "Do not use the Export feature on a virtual machine that is running a domain controller". ...
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Is it possible to cause artificial network packet loss or latency?

I'm trying to reproduce some issues on a deployed application where the MSSQL server and client are running in two separate machines. I think there may be network issues between the two machines, so ...
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64bits OS can run on Hyper-V?

I can't install Windows Server 2008 R2 X64 edition on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. I would like to know X64 version can run on Hyper-V or not. Thanks
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Linux and Windows Server Setup

I have an win 2008 R2 machine (a home machine of mine) that I am messing around with and learning the server technologies. I also wanted to try out oracle, and was wondering if its possible to setup ...
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Issue resolving names on Hyper-V guest with Routing and Remote Access

I've got a Win2k8 standard server running Hyper-V with a Server 2003 web guest instance running. The host is publicly available on the internet. I've created an Internal Private network in the ...
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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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vmware on Hyper-v [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it will be possible to install vmware server on a hyper-v image? Currently I get an error when trying to install. Setup cannot continue becuase microsofts hyper-v is being used. ...
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P2v options within a hyper-v environment

I have a server that san boots that I want to p2v. I have many options disk2vhd, scvmm etc but I was thinking about cloning the lun (flexclone, netapp) presenting it to my hyper-v r2 server. Within ...
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Deploy virtual PC based on snapshot using Hyper-V

I have a server with Hyper-V configured, it is easy to create a new virtual machine using the management tools, but it can take some time. I often see those hosts that say "We can have your server ...
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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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NIC can't detect on MS Hyper-V Virtual Machine

DELL T610 Broadcom NetXtreme II NIC can't detect on MS Hyper-V Virtual Machine. How can I do?
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Strange Upload Problem on Hyper-V

This one is driving me totally nuts. I have being trying to upload a file to www.virustotal.com (its a harmless exe I have since found out - DiskWipe.exe from diskwipe.org). Using IE8. From Win 7 ...
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HYPER-V R2 Can not mount ISO from network location (UNC Path)

So, as the name suggest I'm trying to mount a ISO from a network share using the UNC path to a HYPER-V R2 Cluster. This is a pure Demo / test case setup with: 2x HYPER-V R2 1X NAS/iSCSI CSV Cluster ...
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Hyper-V Connect

i am installed Windows 2008 OS and on that i installed Hyper-v. i am using Windows XP desktop. By using this desktop is it possibul to connect Hyper-V. if possibul please help me.
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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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using wbadmin to backup and recover

HI I am using wbadmin to perform backups of a specific folder, primarily to backup my VHD files this is working fine but I tried to recover the files today using a different machine to the one which ...
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Hyper-V R2 Performance Counters

I've been playing around with the WMI performance counters for Hyper-V. Of interest to me are the Virtual NIC bytes/sec input and output counters. I notice that the results are very "spikey". Over ...
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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 ...