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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Windows 2008 R2 virtualized setup; subjective plan feedback?

We do web development on a product that has multiple versions which don't like to coexist on a single Windows/IIS install. We've decided to spin up 3 virtual servers to handle each of the versions we ...
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Hyper-V and Network settings for colocation

I'm currently in the process of colocating a windows server 2008 r2 running 3 hyper-v machines. The co-location company has advised me to make the following example changes to my server: For example ...
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Windows Server Backup - Recover only shows the latest backup

We're having quite some trouble at work using Windows Server Backup. We have a HyperV server (Win 2008) running 8 virtual web servers, these are running a variety of OS'es: Win 2003, Win 2008 and a ...
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Hyper-V SERVER R2 Cluster

I keep hearing and reading that Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can be clustered, but I can't find out how to set this up. I can find how to cluster Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. I understand how to ...
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iSCSI NICS, microsoft

I was wondering how microsoft solve the isue for the iSCSI NICs. I have read many articles of take two or four dedicated NICs for iSCI. How can you use it when teaming is not supported? Yes I know ...
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Whole VM backup vs in VM backup?

I have Data Protection Manager 2007, and will be setting up Hyper-V on Windows Server Datacentre 2008 R2. With Data Protection Manager, if I perform regular backups of my VMs (stored in Hyper-V), ...
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Hyper-V machines, stuck at booting screen

Hi i have win2k8 sp1 machine, i have installed Hyper-V successfully to it.The virtualnetwork is set to external,i have a strange problem. Which ever virtual machine i use, either an existing VHD or ...
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Using HyperV from Windows 7 or upgrade to Windows Server (on host)?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my workstation at home. I am trying various virtualisation solutions but none of them have met all of my needs. I am now going to try Hyper-V, but can I setup Hyper V ...
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Hyper-V processors

I'm running a HP ProLiant DL380G6 with 2x Intel® Xeon® E5520 Quad Core Processor 2.26 GHz and 12GB of ram. I got Hyper-V installed and 3 VMs for now. If I open up task manager I can see 16 cores (I'm ...
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How to convert a Win2003 server to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine?

What is the easiest way to convert a Win2003 server to a Hyper-V Virtual machine? Ideally, I'd like to use a backup tool to create an image across the network. What is the best way to do this?
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Hyper-V and Dual-booting

I built a machine that dual-boots between Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (both x64, installed on the same RAID array). Is it possible and/or advisable to run the Server 2003 ...
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How to schedule VMs to startup and shutdown

I'm running several VMs (Mainly windows XP) on a 2008 server under Hyper-V. I'd like to automatically schedule some of these machines to startup and shutdown according to a schedule. To limit ...
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Hyper-V, Domain Controllers, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2 (SCVMM)

I'm trying to add one of my Hyper-V Hosts (Windows Server 2008 R2), which is also my domain controller, to the SCVMM console so that I can manage it and its guest VM's from there. When adding it to ...
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Trusted SQL 2008 Hyper-v connection to a IIS 7 Hyper-v & web.config's

I have 2 hyper-v machines SQL 2008 Database VM IIS 7 VM I have setup a private virtual network between the 2 machines. I can browse to one machines and log into it with that machines Admin ...
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Hyper-V and physical snapshot files

IMPORTANT I not a big fan of Hyper-V snapshots. They are mostly too complex, they create .avhd files that are way to big etc... Now, I have a scheduled task running that keeps snapshots for a week ...
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Running SQL 2008 on a VM

We are pondering trying to set up a SQL 2008 instance inside a VM for a production environment. All our SQL instances use iSCSI over gigabit ethernet to talk to a NAS, as would this new instance. ...
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A few questions regarding Hyper-V from a newbie

I have a windows server 2008 R2, I have an Enterprise license 1) Do I need to activate windows server on each hyper-v server? As if I add a particular role for a server i.e. IIS it will then prompt ...
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FreeBSD running in Hyper-V

I'd like to install FreeBSD 8.0 in a Hyper-V VM but I get a kernel panic whenever I try to boot the install ISO. I've tried both i386 and amd64; with and without APIC enabled; with and without ...
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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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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 ...