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 guest crashes repeatedly

The host is Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, sp2. Version 6.0.6002 The hyper-V guest is XP, sp3. I've been running 9 of these XP virtual machine for weeks with no problems. Today, one of them [xp1] ...
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Can I create a fixed size VHD that fills a physical hard drive up 100%?

Would this create any foreseeable problems? The drive is a non-system drive. Should I bother leaving any extra space on the physical drive that is not taken up by the VHD? This may seem a bit silly, ...
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Smart UPS 2200 & Windows 2008 R2 with Hyper-V

We are setting up a new Windows 2008 R2 server and I am trying to get it to listen to the attached UPS and shut itself down gracefully when there is an outage. Unfortunately, the included PowerChute ...
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Installing Hyper-V on SBS 2008

I'm trying to configure Hyper-V on SBS 2008. I've seen before and people have done it several times. However, I've had no success. Actually I tried different ways to install Hyper-V so I think my ...
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Hyper-V core NIC speeds and registry changes

On a Dell PE T610 I have Hyper-V core running, with 2 x Broadcom BCM5709C NetXtreme II GigE installed. I have noticed that copying large files 17GB for example, from a network physical server to the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 10.04 on Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 10.04 on Hyper-V on windows server 2008 R2 but it continually fails. I have tried using a legacy network adapter and I keep getting a red screen saying installation ...
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Hyper V network adapter configuration on parent partition

I've been reading around Hyper V and how it manages virtual networking & I think I've spotted a problem with a small cluster that has been put together for me by our networks team to host a ...
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Hyper-v Core backup so slow across LAN

Our T610 server has 2 Gb NICs and a guest VHD thats 28GB in size. When I copied that VHD from our file server [Server 2003] to the local drive on hyper_v core it took over 3 hours. This concerns me ...
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Hyper-V Boot failure on VHD made with Acronis?

hoping someone can advise on my problem, I am running Hyper-V core and trying to create my first VM for testing purposes. Using Acronis True Image echo server with UR I converted a Seerver 2000 tib to ...
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RHEL 5 Hyper-V Guest - Cannot sync with NTP after kernel upgrade

I'm running a RHEL 5 (64 bit) guest on Microsoft Hyper-V. I've always had trouble with the clock getting way ahead of itself, which I was able to solve previously by adding divider=10 ...
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Hyper-V core management options

I have installed Hyper-V standalone on a server and configured server options using sconfig.cmd. I am now stuck as to how I create VMs, back them up etc. Our environment has only XP pro workstations, ...
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What is the difference between “turn off” and “shut down” in Windows 7 version of Virtual PC?

In Virtual PC (on Windows 7) what is the difference between choosing Shut Down vs. Turn Off?
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Is it possible to backup a guest operating system in Hyper-V R2 with Backup Exec 12.5?

Is it possible to backup a server with just a remote agent on the guest operating system on a Server 2008 R2 host server? If it is possible would there be any major overhead? I understand Symantec ...
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IPFire firewall under Hyper-V. How to get synthetic devices working?

The latest version of IPFire (v2.7 core 38) uses the linux 2.6.32.15 kernel. This includes Microsoft's Hyper-V synthetic drivers. How do I get them working? When IPFire boots, it loads the hv_vmbus ...
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Hyper-V release mouse same keys as screen rotation

The shortcut to release the mouse capture in Hyper-V in 2008 R2 is the same key combination as rotating the screen. When I press this combination, the screen rotates and the mouse is still not ...
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Hyper-V server 2008 connecting to LAN Router?

Looking at setting up Hyper-V server 2008 on new Dell T610 and migrating DC + 2 other VMs on there. I would try before asking but don't have the server as yet, couple of questions spring to mind if I ...
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ws 2008 R2 added hyper-v tools and now blue screens, can only boot in safe mode

We have a WS 2008 R2 running on a laptop which has a WS2008 R2 vhd running on it. We tried to add hyper-v tools to the base OS today and it now blue screens when you try and boot the base OS. We can ...
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Hyper-V 2008 on Dell T410 without RAID!

Please don't shoot me down here, our company are relocating to a small office with no room for our 3 existing Dell rack servers and cabinet. Budget is tight as a ...well its tight, about £1100 so I'm ...
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Rolling out install to >1 VM

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2, VMM, and Hyper-V. Is there any way to roll out an installation of an application and the same .properties file (for silent install) to all the VMs at once?
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Memory/ RAM usage for Virtual Machines - How does it affect host?

We just purchased a new server for our development department. It has 32GB of memory. I decided to install Server 2008 R2, instead of Hyper-V R2, mainly because if this server is ever called upon for ...
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Hyper-V RedHat Guest OS

I installed RedHat as a guest, and it installed fine. However, I do not have a connection to the internet, I bring up a browser and it cannot surf anywhere. Would someone be able to give me some ...
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VMWare vs. Windows Hyper-V [closed]

Any reason not to use Windows' built in vm stuff over VMWare? I want to run 64-bit RedHat as the guest.
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How to get Hyper-V to recognize that a VM isn't stopping, it's stopped

I have a Hyper-V virtual machine that has some problems. First, its settings are apparently corrupt: The WMI object contained an invalid value in property BIOSNumLock. The WMI object contained an ...
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Setting up dual NICs under Server 2008

I'm trying to determine how to set up dual NICs on my Server 2008 box (not R2). I want all web traffic on one NIC and all Hyper-V traffic on the other. Is this possible? ( I assume that it is ) ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Machine won't respond over network

Recently, one of our Hyper-V virtual machines has periodically stopped responding over the network. It seems to be happening every few days, and it occasionally happens up to several times a day. I am ...
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Moving physical windows 7 to Hyper - V on windows 2008 r2

I have a Windows 7 on a PC, but I want to install Windows 2008 R2 on the computer. I also want to keep Windows 7 on as a VM. Can I use disk2vhd? ...
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Does HyperV allow binding physical NIC on virtual machine with promiscues mode?

I have HyperV on Windows 2008 Enterprise R2 installed with some Virtual Server running that I wanted to have ISA or NTOP to monitor traffic. I've added additional physical NIC to server and wanted ...
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How should I set up my Hyper-V server and network topology?

This is my first time setting up either Hyper-V or Windows 2008, so please bear with me. I am setting up a pretty decent server running Windows Server 2008 R2 to be a remote (colocated) Hyper-V host. ...
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APCUPSD and Hyper V R2

I'm about to deploy a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with the Hyper V role. I'd like to get away from having to use a network management card with my APC UPS as I'm only shutting down 1 server (it ...
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VMs Missing from Cluster list in DPM 2010

We have a HA Hyper-V cluster with 8 nodes that we are backing up VIA DPM 2010. As far as I can tell it is up to date with all the latest patches and the like. Most things seem to run fine, however, ...
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Imported Hyper-V VM hangs

I have a pair of Hyper-V servers (Server 2008 R2 + Hyper-V role). I have duplicated one VM (exported from the first Hyper-V server to the Second) which seems to keep hanging. The VM is running XP ...
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Hyper-V stuck restoring VM

I have a hyper-v server that runs 5 virtual machines. I believe the physical box rebooted last night which is usually not a problem but this morning one of the virual machines is stuck at "restoring ...
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Intel DriverInstall issue on HP ProLiant server DL580G5

Given: A HP ProLiant server to be used for Hyper-V server (R 2) Problem: The server has a HP NC364T quad port card, which actually is an Intel 1000 Pro adapter. We are stuck getting this adapter ...
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Creating a vm using Hyper-V causes the host of BSOD

Problem description: When I try to create a virtual machine, the host bsod part way through the process. From the logs in lookes to fail/hang on the "Creating new VirtualDisckDriver with new VHD" ...
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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 ...