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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How to enable system restart on BSOD from commandline

I got an Hyper-v core box and I need to turn automatic restart on. How can I do that?
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Run more than one Hypervisor

Is it possible to run more than one hypervisor on a single machine? We already have a server running Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, but our linux based VMs are not very stable. I would like to try ...
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Hyper-V: Assigning VMs a public IP from a subnet

We are running a Hyper-V server on our Windows Server 2008 R2. I have ordered a subnet because we would like to provide each of your VM's with a public IP address. My data center provider (Hetzner AG ...
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Recovering a Hyper-V vhd from a snapshot

I'm going to leave out tons of related info that I hope isn't relevant to keep this lean - feel free to ask for detail. My host is a Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 (not R2). Last February we had ...
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Enabling Jumbo Packet support on Hyper-V internal network NIC

I have a Hyper-V setup where guest OS'es accesses the host/parent OS via an Internal Network. I've noticed that "Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter" has support for Jumbo Packets and ...
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How to identify Hyper-V guest IP addresses?

Is there a way to find out, using Win2008 R2 Hyper-V manager or a command-line tool, the externally-accessible IP Address(es) of Windows XP Hyper-V guests? I'd like to be able to connect to my ...
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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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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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Is it possible to access a vm from Hyper-V server locally?

I've just installed hyper-v server on a new machine for testing purposes and wonders if there is a way to access one of the guests locally? Or is it only through Hyper-V manager (or remote desktop) ...
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What's the easiest way to clone a production virtual machine for testing?

We're running Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008. I have a production environment VM for which I'm planning some major application upgrades. These upgrades are completely within the VM (not at the host ...
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Connecting to other instances of Hyper-V Manager in domain

I have a test environment that I host from my computer. I have configured an external switch so that it can be accessed by others. Windows 8 Enterprise and Hyper-V Manager Version: 6.2.9200.16384 If ...
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Hyper-V limit IP address to guest

I have the following setup: Hyper-V host with 2 network cards (Windows 2012 core) One network card is for management only, with private IP address accessible locally. Called "Management". The other ...
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Oversubscribing virtual servers [closed]

I'm looking for a basic guide to get started with overscribing host hardware for my virtual machines. My basic scenario is below, but I'm not looking to address this particular case so much as general ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Machine Networking issues related to Max Ethernet Frame Size

I fixed an issue today earlier today but i'm interested in learning WHY it worked. We set up a new Hyper-V virtual machine only to discover that HTTP traffic wasn't working. HTTPS, pings, everything ...
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Hyper-V shutdown/start up host causing issues in VMs

I have a single physical host, running 2008 R2 with Hyper-V, all fully updated. On that host I am running 3 clients, a DC, a web server and a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. All are running on Windows Server ...
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Best way to backup MySQL database server running in Hyper-V

We are running a production MySQL v5.5 database server on a Windows 2008 R2 VM. We are currently just performing a daily mysqldump of the database, and then backing those up. Our backup solution ...
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CentOS 6 on Hyper-V - network adapter doesn't work (no checksum feature)

I have installed CentOS 6.0 on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1. VM has only synthetic network adapter enabled. Installation was successfull (without any network), then I installed Linux Integration ...
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Failover Cluster : Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

The scenario is: I got 2 identical 2U rack mount servers with Operating System Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. They are : in same domain. both installed Exchange 2010 in Hyper-V both are domain ...
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Running multiple instances of Server 2008 on the same spindles as Hyper-V?

Hyper-V R2. I know best practices say to give Hyper-V and all its guests separate spindles, but that gets costly pretty quickly. What are your thoughts on running Hyper-V plus one domain controller ...
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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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How to use multiple virtual web servers with one 1 public IP address?

I'm working on a solution where we will be setting up 40 virtual web servers on a single server using Windows 2008 w/ Hyper-V. Unfortunately, we only have 3 free public IP addresses to use, so I need ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server 2012 Express instance outside a VM

I'm trying to connect to a SqlServer instance - located in my host machine - from my VM, using Sql Server Management Studio. From my host I can connect to both SQL instances using SSMS, but when I ...
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Hyper-V Manager - How do I Connect to Hyper-V Sever using different credentials

I have Hyper-V Server 2012 (free version) running on a box that is not on any domain. My Windows 8.1 laptop is on our domain. Both machines are on the same physical network. On my laptop, when I run ...
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How to recover Hyper-V Guest Domain Controller from Stop Error 0xc00002e2

Host is Server 2012 with single Hyper-V guest which is a Domain Controller. When booting the DC it gives a Blue Stop Error: 0xc00002e2 and then reboots. After third reboot it shows a recovery console ...
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Resting Encryption on iSCSI SAN in Hyper-V Environment

I have a need to implement resting encryption of data within our environment. Basically, we have a Hyper-V virtual server named FILER01 that runs Windows Server 2012 that is has a direct iSCSI ...
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Hyper-V and custom resolution

I know this question has been asked many times (here and on TechNet), and the answer is usually "use RDP". But apparently, RDP is now the only option, and it's what I'm using. My screen is an LCD TV ...
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Installing Ubuntu guest crashes Hyper-V host

I have a weird problem that I don't even know where to begin diagnosing. Trying to install Ubuntu to a VM locks up the host system! My setup is: Dell R715 server, dual 16 core AMD opteron ...
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Server 2008R2 cluster for hyper-v - start with a single server?

I'm planning a Hyper-V virtualization system what will include: 2 very nice dual 16 core servers Dell MD3600f fibre channel SAN It will be running about 10 virtual machines. The plan is to setup ...
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How to kick off multiple copies of a VM in Hyper-V?

I got my VHD in Hyper-V and it's running great. Since I got a great big server, I'd like to fire up a number of copies of this VHD. How do I do that? I didn't see anything obvious in the UI.
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Can I temporarily leave other roles active when converting a 2008 R2 server to a hyper-v host?

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 box that I want to convert to a hyper-v host. Currently I have the following running on it: File Services, Web Server (IIS), and Sql Server 2008 R2 with a few ...
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Hour-long shutdown duration “shutting down hyper-v virtual machine management service”

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that is a Hyper-V host (Dell PowerEdge T300). Today for the first time I encountered an odd situation; i lost connection with one of the guest machines but logging on ...
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How to export a virtual machine in Hyper-V?

i am trying to export a virtual machine in Hyper-V. i click Export, i select a location: and click Export, and nothing happens: How do you export a virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 foundation VM unable to detect network adaptor

I created a Windows Server 2008 R2 foundation VM on Windows Server 2008 using Hyper-V. But I am not able to connect to internet from the VM. If I goto device manager, the network adapter branch itself ...
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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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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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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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Backup Hyper-V VMs using wbadmin and iSCSI on Windows Server 2012

I am trying to setup a backup system at my work. We have an Windows 2012 environment with some VMs. We have a SAN and I tried do backups on a shared folder but, because of some incompatibilities with ...
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Can a Hyper-V machine be made slower and/or emulate a slow network connection?

I need to reproduce an issue with a client-server asynchronous communication (a bunch of JavaScript AJAX vs. an OData api), seemingly caused by some race condition in the calculations when the server ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 Generations

Can anyone differentiate between generation 1 and generation 2 in details? Just like a comparison to make to much more clear. Thank you
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...
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Upgrade Hyper-V cluster to 2012

We have an existing 3 node cluster running 2008R2 Hyper-V. Back end storage is an EqualLogic iSCSI SAN. We are replacing the host servers in this cluster and are looking at upgrading to server 2012 ...
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Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall on Hyper-V

I am trying to configure an Oracle Database Firewall / Audit Server as virtual machines on Hyper-V. The problem is that, for example, to install the Database Firewall on a virtual machine, the VM ...
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Where should SCVMM be installed?

We have 2 Hyper-V servers running in a small office, and are looking at using SCVMM for managing VMs. I have used SCVMM before, but only in test environments, and I have always installed it on a VM. ...
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How to find virtualization performance bottlenecks?

We have recently started moving our C++ build server(s) from real machines into VMs. (MS Hyper-V) We have some performance issues that I've currently no idea how to address. We have: Test-Box - ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 no contact on Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 Standar edition

I have installed W2k3 R2 VM, since it had at start no network detected i added a legacy network adapter and installed intergration services. Now by recommendations on the comments of ths question I ...
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How to create IDE-based boot, SCSI-based system disks in Hyper-V Guest

I've been trying to get my mind around this one for the last hour, if anyone has a pointer to who it's done I would appreciate it: Background: Our VMWare ESXi guests use scsi-based virtual disks all ...
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Hyper-V limit disk usage of a VM

I'm using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have one virtual machine that writes constantly to its vhd, using between 60% and 100% of the maximum disk I/O according to Resource Monitor. This ...
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Mouse Problems with Ubuntu in Hyper-V

I have installed Ubuntu in one of my virtual machines of Hyper-V. Mouse doesn't work in the guest operating system and I get the following exception. [Window Title] Virtual Machine Connection [Main ...
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Hyper-V Cannot load a virtual machine configuration

I upgraded my Windows 2008 Hyper-V host server to Windows 2008 R2 last night. The upgrade went smoothly, but when it settled down as the new version, I found two virtual machines out of seventeen to ...
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Set up DPM to use hardware VSS Provider with EMC Clariion SAN

We recently purchased an EMC Clariion AX4 SAN and we're using it to provide storage for our Hyper-V virtual machines. I've already got the servers registered with it and configured the failover ...