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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Proset Teaming vs Server 2012 Teaming vs Single Nic

I'm setting up a Hyper-V configuration. I've got two intel GB Ethernet cards that I can use for my LAN. Nothing I'm doing will need more than a single GB nic can provide. I've concluded that I have ...
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Sessionizing Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a host setup with WS12R2 and I plan to create 10 other HVMs with WS12R2 and setup services on each one and I was wondering is there a way to use the host installed OS so that when I upgrade the ...
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Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Teaming with 1 Virtual Switch vs 2 Virtual Switches

I've currently got 2 NICs going to my LAN and each one to it's own virtual switch. I've been wondering about instead of the two switches using one virtual switch and having my two LAN NICs teamed. So ...
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Hyper-V guest VM disrupt host network connectivity

I'm experience strange connectivity issues on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard installation with installed Hyper-V role and one Server 2012 R2 guest machine. Whenever the Guest tries to access the ...
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Must kernel-version of Ubuntu linux-cloud-tools match the kernel version of linux vm on hyper-v?

Microsoft's recommendations for installing Ubuntu VM's on Hyper-V (note 5) include installing kernel-specific versions of the linux-tools and linux-cloud-tools packages. However, there are also two ...
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Disk2vhd : error during copy. The error could not be performed due to an I/O error

I'm trying to convert a fully patched, Windows Server2008 R2 system disk into a VHD by using disk2vhd from Microsoft Sysinternals. Every time, the conversion fails with error during copy. The error ...
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HyperV External Switch Multiple VMs

I'm quite new to hyperv and I am having problems setting up network access for my VMs. The host has two physical network ports and I've assigned one to an external virtual switch. I've then setup two ...
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2012R2 Cluster - Add host without downtime

Essentially just want to confirm my current thoughts - have a 3-node 2012R2 Cluster. We are replacing two of the hosts. At the point when you add a new host to the cluster and run the validation, the ...
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Transfer physical Windows Server 2008R2 licence to Hyper-V server [duplicate]

I have a plan to upgrade my 2008R2 Standard Edition to 2012R2 Standard Edition, and then virtualize them with Hyper-V 2012R2. Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Server 2008R2 Standard Edition to ...
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Physical processor to virtual processor scaling

If I have a Windows Server 2012R2 with Hyper-V role installed, and the configuration is: 4 processors, Intel Xeon E5-4620v2 and each one is 8 cores/16 threads, can I utilize enough power for ...
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One SAN connecting to Hyper-V and VMware [closed]

my customer currently has two hypervisor types in place - using VMware for Linux systems and Hyper-V for Windows. They currently have different storage infra for each of these platforms which cost ...
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hyper-v error manage VM

I have a problem in the management of the machines in Hyper-V, when I try to open the console I get the following error: an error occurred while attempting to launch the Virtual Machine ...
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Cant run WPF applications on Hyper-V Server 2008 r2 SP1 (core)

i'm trying to run one of my WPF application in a Hyper-V Server 2008 r2 sp1 but it crashes on startup. I created my application with .net 4.0 and looks like it crashes before my first line of code is ...
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Virtual machines on a SAN and a failover cluster between two physical servers

Say I am setting up the following environment: -two physical servers each with Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. -a SAN -a failover cluster between the two servers The physical servers won't be ...
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Hyper-V Authorization Manager

I want to manage permissions on a hyper-v host with non-administrator users. i used this https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd283076%28v=ws.10%29.aspx I set up a new role in azman.msc with ...
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Server 2008 R2 freezes while copying data from network

Running a fresh installed Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64) with SP1 as a single HyperV host. This server has to replace an "old" 2008 R2 with a couple of HyperV VMs stored. After shutting all guest ...
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Backup Hyper-V To Google Drive?

I was thinking about backing up a Hyper-V host to the cloud and a potentially crazy idea came to mind. With Google Drive, you can get 1TB of storage for 2 bucks a month. This would be more than ...
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VHD to physical drive with no host os

I have installed windows server 2012 r2 with exchange 2010 on it on virtual machine (Hyper-V) I need to move VHD to physical drive. I know that windows can boot VHD images, but i need to move OS ...
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How do you change host management credentials for a cluster in System Center Virtual Machine Manager?

How do you change the Host Management Credentials in System Center Virtual Machine Manager for servers in a cluster? If I right click on the server and go to properties I can see the Run As account ...
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Best practice to disable SpeedStep for Hyper-V hosts?

I'm analyzing a problem where performance of CPU-bound workloads inside virtual machines often (not always) is way below what we would expect based on the underlying hardware. We're using Hyper-V on ...
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Running a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller in Hyper-V

I attempted to install Windows Server 2012 on a Dell PowerEdge 2850 and found out that the server may not support Server 2012. Is there any downside to running a Windows Server 2012 domain controller ...
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How do I properly configure host server net adapters when using Hyper-V?

I am converting a number of physical servers to virtual ones, and I have a question regarding configuring the physical adapters on the host server. I am new to virtual machines, and have a nagging ...
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How to find how a port has been forwarded from main server to hypver v vm

I must appologise for being a novice in server administration but I have somehow been given the responsibility and I have spent a long time reading up on this. The issue I have is that the previous ...
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Major Issues with Sysprep, server now has a installation prompt

So yesterday I asked this question: How to create a single image of Windows Server 2008 R2 to use on a Azure Virtual machine I was told by multiple sources I need to run sysprep against the machine, ...
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Assigning virtual processors to a VM

I'm having some slight confusion assigning virtual processors to a VM in Hyper-V, possibly due to outdated information on the internet. We have decided to virtualise our servers due to bringing in ...
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DPM 2012 virtual server stuck backing up

I have a DPM 2012 server which has a virtual server stuck 'Backing up' and cannot be started. As the virtual server lives on a host with a number of other virtual servers the only way we have fixed ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster without shared hardware

I have several servers with local SATA/SAS RAID arrays. I would like to run there virtual machines with some level of automated failover - sync VM to secondary node in 1 minute interval and automated ...
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Can you use powershell to “spin up” new VM instances

Learning powershell and working on creating VMs with Hyper-v. I was wondering is there a way or an ideal way to go about installing/setting up guest operating systems as well with it? So far the only ...
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Installing Hyper-V 2012 R2 to USB gives INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error

I have created a bootable USB flash drive of Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Core following the guides here and here. When I boot my desktop PC from the USB drive it boots up fine (after a while) and I ...
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Possible to create a Hyper-V VM with a unique IP address? What are my options? [closed]

I'm testing IP throttling on my site and want to spawn a VM that has a different IP address from the one on my local machine. This seems impossible but I want to ask the community - is the only way to ...
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Convert Hyper-V linux machine to Gen 2

Is there any way I can easily (and without reinstalling) convert a Linux Hyper-V (gen 1) VM to a gen2 one? I know the Convert-VMGeneration cmdlet for PowerShell (this one: ...
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Hyper-V: CentOS 6.6 guest with Dynamic Memory - Should I see memory decrease from guest OS?

I'm testing CentOS 6.6 in Hyper-V (W2K12R2) with dynamic memory. I set Startup and Minimum Memory to 4096MB, Maximum Memory to 16384MB. 20% buffer size. After boot I can see it's memory size as ...
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Adding hosts to existing 2012r2 Hyper-V cluster

Situation: Two separate clusters, server 2012 and server 2012r2 In process of disassembling the 2012 cluster and upgrading those hosts to 2012r2 Prior to this I must move all of the guests to the ...
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Can't convert virtual machine from ESXi to Hyper-V 2012 R2

I have a VMWare ESXi 5.5 Server and a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Core server (called Lithium) in a WORKGROUP. My Windows 8.1 machine is in the same WORKGROUP. I am trying to convert a VM from the ESXi host to ...
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Why does Hyper V differs in authentication methods for live-migration and replication

Hyper-V provides different authentication methods for replication and live migration (2012 R2 based). Live Migration is using CredSSP and Kerberos and replication Kerberos or PKI-based authentication. ...
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Hyper V 2012 and SQL Cluster Live migration

I've been doing allot of searching and even asked around here at the office without a good answer. I would like to know, within Server 2012 R2 Hyper V, can you or can not do a storage migration of a ...
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Allow Non-Technical Staff to reboot a Hyper-V VM

I have a Hyper-V host machine with a number of guests. One of the guests is a Linux VM running a vendor app that isn't exactly the most robust piece of software in the world. About once per week, ...
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Windows 2012R2 hyper-v guest diskless - boot from iscsi guide?

I am attempting to build a generation 2 W2012R2 hyper-v server guest that, configured with no disk or vhd , will select it's iscsi o/s disk via Microsoft dhcp and boot Windows 2012 R2. Note that I ...
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Hyper-V Replica Capacity Planner stuck getting VM information

I'm trying to use the Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica tool to estimate requirements for a replica site. It keeps getting stuck "Getting the VM and VHD from primary site, this can take upto ...
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Domain time drifting with VM DCs / host domain members

I'm following the advice given in this article: ...
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Why Hyper v 2012 server does not show up MMC option

I have remotely logged on to a Hyper V 2012 server which is in domain from a windows 2012 server through remote desktop connection and after login the first thing which was configured to run ...
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Hyper-V offline migration between AMD and Intel Processors

I have an existing 3 server hyperv cluster using Dell R715 AMD machines. Now I'm planning out what to do if our server room is damaged in a disaster. The plan is to have a single, fairly powerful, ...
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SCVMM 2012 R2 - unable to connect to VM console

I've added a Server 2012 R2 host to VMM 2012 R2, and created a VM on it. When I right-click on the VM and try to connect to the console, I get: "This computer can't connect to the remote computer. ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machines

I have a Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster, 4 Dell PowerEdge R620 servers connected to a Dell PowerVault MD3600F storage array by means of FC connections; it's all pretty straightforward, all servers run ...
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How do I configure the Hyper-V virtual switch to share internet without bridging on the host machine?

I'm setting up windows deployment services for LiteTouch Deployments in my home but what I realized was that if I take my actual LAN NIC that is connected to the internet and bridge it to the Hyper-V ...
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Creating a template in Hyper-V and what to do with

I'm using Hyper-V without System Center and trying to create "templates" for linux servers that I can then reuse as base installs. The way we have done it is by creating a machine, let's call it ...
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Hyper V Guests are not performing as expxted

I am experiencing very slow performance on a HyperV Guest that runs W2012R2. The guest is used as an Application Server that runs an ERP application. The erp application is responding very slow on ...
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Hyper-V File Server Backup [closed]

I have some questions that I know you guys will be able to answer. I am a new IT guy for a manufacturing plant. I am new to being an IT manager having only a background in Staples Easytech and ...
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Applying user settings on a Windows Server 2008r2 server slow from external computers

I have 2 almost indentical environments consisting of a Windows 2008r2 server host running hyper-v and on each host I have 2 Windows Server 2008r2 guests. One of them acts as Domain Controller and 1 ...
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Background intelligent transfer with IIS server

I need help with setting my IIS server for BITS upload. i want to upload and download files from the virtual directory i have assigned to one of my websites. but i m not able to upload and download ...