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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Win 8 - how to prepare an image so it does not run through setup?

I am preparing a Win8 image to use as base for automatic deployments in Hyper-V at the moment. It seems that whenever a sysprepped image starts, it is running through the whole setup routine - which ...
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Hyper-V guests: intermittent latency

I am seeing latency on a Hyper-V host and its guests lately. When I run ping -f from a Linux prompt, I see the dots "pulsate" like a heartbeat indicating 2 successive latency spikes within 1 second ...
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How to Configure VM's with static IP on Hyper-v host windows server 2008 R2?

I have Hyper-V role installed on Windows server 2008 R2 installed on a machine with 32GB RAM and IBM System X3400 M3 Server. I created the Guest VM using the VHD that is already installed with Windows ...
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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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How to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?

I've installed Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on a spare box. How do I configure and manage the server? I configured as much as I could find to be open on allow etc. Now back at my desk ...
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Measuring performance on virtual machines

Here is the scenario: We have two virtual machines running on the same machine using hyper-v, one is a database server and the other is a web server. I am analysing performance information based on ...
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Restart Hyper-V VM on heartbeat lost

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 hyper-v host. It is running a number of VMs, including a few linux VMs. I have one linux VM that has been occationally, but somewhat regularly crashing somewhere in the ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Hyper-V - iSCSI SAN - All Hyper-V Guests stops responding and extensive disk read/write

We have a problem with one of our deployments of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V with a 2 node cluster connected to a iSCSI SAN. Our Problem Our problem is that for some reason all of the VMs stops ...
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Virtual Machine Manager 2012 CPU Average

What exactly is the CPU Average field in VMM 2012 showing me? I'm running Server 2008 R2 with VMM 2012. My server has 2x16 core CPUs installed. An example virtual machine has 4 virtual processors, ...
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Hyper-V vss-writer not making current copies

I'm using diskshadow to backup live Hyper-V machines on a Windows 2008 server. The backup consists of 3 scripts, the first will create the shadow copies and expose them, the second uses robocopy to ...
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User 'X\y' failed to create external configuration store at 'D:\Hyper-V':

I have a Hyper-V server which has served me well, so far. It's been in a workgroup until recently, and has hosted four machines. I hadn't used it for a while and decided to join it to my new domain. ...
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Cannot connect to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

I've been setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 locally - all went well, and I added the Hyper-V role. Then I created a new VM using the Hyper-V Manager, and added a dynamic VHD. I could start the VM ...
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Hyper-V Server with RemoteFX: Can I RDP from the Server Desktop to its Windows 7 VM and use RemoteFX?

Scenario I'm building a high-end workstation for a software developer. The plan is to install Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 on the internal disk, and create a Windows 7 Ent x64 VM in a VHD on a second ...
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RAID layout for terminal server usage - what are my options?

I'm finishing off a Terminal Services solution where I have two identical Dell PowerEdge R710 servers running Hyper-V which will both be connected to a Dell MD3000 DAS via SAS HBA. The MD3000 will ...
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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 Cluster: More memory or faster memory

I am working on pricing out 4 Dell R710s for a new Hyper-V cluster. I have a choice between the following two configurations, for the same pricing: 128GB of 800Mhz RAM per node Or 96GB of 1333Mhz ...
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Manage Windows Server Core 2012 from Server Manager on a Windows 7 machine

I wanted to find out if it is possible to manage Windows Server Core 2012 running Hyper-V from a Windows 7 machine. I seem to be able to connect to Hyper-V using the Hyper-V manager, but I can't seem ...
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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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Physical to Virtual on same hardware?

I'd like to convert a physical machine to a virtual. Its an SBS2008 server. The catch is I have just the one server hardware to use. Is it possible to create VHDs for the system drive as well as a ...
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Domain Controller on Hyper-V-Failover-Cluster: Chicken and Egg?

I am designing a solution to move users to Office 365 / RemoteApp With a Dirsync connection back into the on site AD servers to handle local logins / local file server. The plan is to have two ...
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Disable Hyper-V pausing due to low disk space

Is there a way to keep Hyper-V from pausing due to low disk space errors? I have tried some registry edits but they do not seem to be working. Is this a policy setting?
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Does Hyper-V support digital signatures with VHD disk files?

Does Hyper-V provide a mechanism (like ESX/vSphere) to identify digitally signed VHD files? Is it even possible to sign a VHD file? Background: I am trying to provide a virtual appliance to my ...
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Selecting a boot drive for Hyper-V 2012 server - is a boot drive performance important?

I'm setting up a new Hyper-V 2012 server dedicated to virtualization and I'm trying to determine the best choice for the boot drive. I have 2x250gb SSD drives i'm considering for storage pools for ...
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Hyper-V - Creating a large fixed disk - EXTREMELY Slow

Hey everyone, after posting another question here, it seems I have to create a fixed disk in order to get one 700GB. I have shut down the machine (which basically has nothing on it), and gone to ...
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HyperV Failover Cluster (with/without CSV)

Been browsing a few websites, and it seems right now all hyper-v clusters are build on CSV ( clustered share volume ). I have a current setup (2 node window failover cluster). I have 2 vms running ...
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When is it appropriate to run chkdsk?

A UPS failed and a Hyper-V box hosting 6 VMs went down (all Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, if it matters). When I booted back up, it did not automatically perform a chkdsk (which I have seen in the ...
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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 failover or replication in 2 node cluster

I'm trying to setup some form of a failover cluster between 2 hosts. I want to be able to have high availability on 2 of my VMs. It seems that some form of shared storage is required for this to work ...
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Hyper-V 'standalone' (on baremetal) with RHEL/CentOS 6.x guest VM

My exposure to virtualization has been limited to Virtualbox &VMware-player on Desktops, and to VMWare ESXi &KVM on Linux server, and exclusively with Linux guests (RHEL/CentOS). So please ...
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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Rename - SQL DB Issues

I set up a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine exactly the way we want it. I shut down the instance, made a copy of the .vhdx virtual drive, then spun up a new VM and attached the copy of the drive. ...
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DL360 - Windows Server 2012 Core hyper-v on SD card?

My "plan" is to install 2012 Server Core with the Hyper-v role on an internal SD card in a DL360 G7 (Bios P68 05/05/2011), and put the guest VHDs on iSCSI storage. Two questions: Is this viable? Or ...
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Windows Failover and Load Balancing confusion

In the next couple months we are looking to add Failover and Load Balancing to our environment. We will have 2 servers that are Hyper V Hosts. We are looking to have an IIS App server and SQL ...
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Do Hyper-V guests see multiple CPUs (sockets) or multiple CPU cores when assigned more than 1 vCPU?

I have SQL Server 2008 Express running on Hyper-V based virtual machine with two vCPU-s. I've just been reading up on SQL Server 2012 Express and noticed that it's CPU is "Limited to lesser of 1 ...
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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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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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RDC is fast to host, slow to VMs (Hyper-V)

Why is remote desktop so much faster (clicking UI elements, dragging/dropping, even the Start Menu opening/searching!) to the HOST OS, instead of to its virtual machines? With several servers that ...
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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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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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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 ...