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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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 ...
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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 ...