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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Running 1 DC physically and a second virtually

I plan to create my first DC and forest on a physical server, then I want to run a second DC on a virtual server that will replicate the first DC. I understand that this will provide redundancy for AD ...
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Hyper-v on vmware

We're having a discussion here about Hyper-V and vmware. Am I right in thinking that ESX and Hyper-V are competing technologies and it is not possible or desirable to run hyper-v on a box virtualized ...
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Can I install a Windows Server 2012 virtual server using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 with the same exact product key?

I've read everything I can find online, but I cannot find a simple answer to this question. I have Windows Server 2012 Standard installed using a volume license product key. The official product ...
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Windows Server 2012: Possible to have High Availability and reliability without needing a SAN, but connecting servers together?

I have some questions below -- tried to word them the best I could. If you downvote my post, please make a comment explaining why you downvoted so that I can try to do better when I post in the ...
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How to “open” existing VMs in Hyper-V without importing them?

I had a PC with two physical disks: C: containing the host operating system D: containing a folder D:\VMs where all my virtual machines were stored Now, the C: disk died. I bought a new one, ...
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Migrating to thin-clients and virtual machines

I'm looking to migrate about 20 in-house researchers from their current XP workstations to thin-clients which connect to a VM running within our LAN. I'm planning on using HP thin-clients which use a ...
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Hyper-V Port Forwarding

I may not be asking this question correctly, so please excuse me if I'm woefully wrong. I have a VM running inside Hyper-V. The host machine is actually a web server, so it has IIS, Internet ...
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How to Release Mouse Capture in Windows 2008 Server Hyper-V Virtual Machine?

I created a virtual machine under Hyper-V while connected via remote desktop - and discovered that the Hyper-V VM will not capture the mouse over terminal services. Ok, the servers are across the ...
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Hyper-V Server roles configuration

Continuing on with my series of beginning system administration questions currently this is what I have to work with: Dual processor 3 GHz Xeon 64-bit single core, 4 GB RAM server Domain Controller ...
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what cpu will work with hyper v

how do i verify if a cpu has the necessary requirements to run hyper v ?
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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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Hyper-V Core - how to connect to/manage VMs?

Very basic question unanswered from Googling: I've installed Hyper-V Core, configured the network, created a new VM and set a DVD drive with an ISO of a Windows XP installation disc assigned to it. ...
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Why is it possible to deploy a hypervisor within a hypervisor?

Why is that a hypervisor, which alledgedly needs to be on physical hardware, can be deployed within a VM? For example, XenServer (the actual hypervisor) can be deployed in an ESX VM? Why is this ...
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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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What is the proper IP cofiguration for my 2 NICs and 2 VMs?

I have a Win2008 R2 server running Hyper-V with two VMs (Win2003 and Win2008R2). I have two NICs on my server, one for the host, and one for the Virtual Machine Manager. I have it configured as ...
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Hardware RAID0/1 controller

I am looking to build a white box to run Hyper-V, because this is not meant to be critical system(home lab) I decided to ditch redundancy and go for performance by using RAID0. My problem is that I ...
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Which edition of Windows Server 2008 should I install as a VM?

We've got a big Hyper-V host machine running Windows Server 2008 Datacenter. This hosts all of our VMs. I'm about to create a bunch of Server 2008 VMs for various projects and wanted to know what ...
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Hyper-V Deployment Options Best Practices

In what circumstances would you choose each of the following deployment options: Hyper-V installed as the bare bones Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V role installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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DRBD for Windows / Hyper V

DRBD is a protocol for mirroring the storage on one server with the storage on another. Essentially it gives you a highly available (HA) cluster of storage across two or more physical machines, ...
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Glusterfs distributed replicated small files performance

I've set up 4 distributed replicated servers with glusterfs on top of xfs partitions on hyperv server (dynamic vhdx) virtual disks. The NICs are 6x1Gbit (teamed on hyperv). I share it through samba ...
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HyperV management through Windows 8

Consider the following setup: 1 Hypervisor 3 Clients (Server 2012 with AD, Server 2012, Windows 8). Now we can remote desktop into the Hypervisor and manage the VMs with the manager. This also ...
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VM guests in a private network spread across clustered hosts

I have a set of physical hosts with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installed. Each physical host has the Hyper-V role installed and is configured to be part of a failover cluster (called cluster0). Here ...
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Hyper-V CPU Utilization, Good Tools? [closed]

I just learned a ton from this post: Host CPU% doesn't include child VM CPU%, specifically I learned that both the 'host OS' and 'child VM' are siblings within the HyperVisor layer. Are there good ...
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Hyper-V doesn't recognize wireless adapter

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 host with the same OS as a guest with Hyper-V. When I edit the settings and try to add an external adapter, only the physical network card is available. But in device ...
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Restore Hyper-V image to bare metal

We run Hyper-V on our Win2008R2 server with a DC and Terminal Server as virtualised machines. We're finding that our current usage necessitates a new server to give our terminal server more ...
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Manage Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from same machine

Is there a way to manage Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from within itself? E.g. not remotely. I'd like to be able to manage VMs as well as connect to and work with a a VM in full screen mode. This ...
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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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script to run windows update on hyper-V images

I have over 10 hyper-v images that I use for testing various projects. Some I use often some less so. It is a lot of work starting each of the machines individually to run windows update. I was ...
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Bad Practice To Mix and Match?

So we received a lot of great software from Microsoft's Bizspark program. This in turn started our use of Hyper-V. Overall I really enjoy the product. However it is not the greatest solution for Linux ...
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ubuntu install on hyper-v

I just installed latest ubuntu server edition on hyper-v r2. Install went good but i get no network connectivity. I have a legacy network connection setup in hyper-v for that vm. I setup static ip ...
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Hyper-V Error: Failed to create partition: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

On Windows Server 2008 R2, trying to start a VM named 'TFS' in Hyper-V Manager displays the following message: Hyper-V Manager An error occurred while attempting to start the selected virtual ...
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Installing Hyper-V Integration Components on Linux

Some big news this week was Microsoft released the Hyper-V integration components for Linux source code under the GPL v2. I just installed Ubuntu Server 9.04 in a Hyper-V VM with a Legacy Network ...
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P to V conversion inplace with hyper-v possible?

I currently have a Server 2008 box (32 bit install running w/o hyper-v installed, but on 64bit hardware). I'd like to get this machine running Server 08 with hyper-v and grab a snapshot of the ...
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Hyper-V vlan tagging

I'm trying to get a VM running in Windows 8.1 on a different VLAN than what the O/S is using. I'm using an Intel NIC and have installed the Intel drivers, which have VLAN tagged on by default. It's ...
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What's the difference between import virtual machines types in Hyper-V? [closed]

I was importing a virtual machine to my Hyper-V manager and I got 3 options: Register the virtual machine in place Restore the virtual machine in place Copy the virtual machine What's the ...
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Experience using Disk2Vhd to P2V migrate Exchange Server?

I'm interested to know your thoughts and/or experience with using Disk2vhd to migrate a physical Exchange 2007 server to a virtual machine. I assume (from reading articles on P2V exchange) that using ...
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How can a VM in Win 2008R2 cluster take more memory than the allocated Max RAM?

We found in Hyper-V Manager of one of the host servers, that one of the VMs in Win 2008R2 cluster shows "higher" Memory Demand than the Max Dynamic RAM allocated to the VM (attached is the ...
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Hyper-V PowerShell get disk usage and CPU usage (as seen by guest OS)

I am writing a control-panel for Hyper-V (new to it; please forgive). Using this as a reference:[link] Problem 1:I can only get the CPU usage as seen by the host-OS, which could be maximum 11-12% on ...
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Hyper-V extensible virtual switch disables network

I just installed the Hyper-V role on my Windows Server 2012. It comes with something called a "Hyper-V extensible virtual switch". I assigned it to the only network card in my server. By doing so, the ...
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Hyper-V Manager - Host Access During a Catastrophe

How can I ensure that I can always have Hyper-V Manager access to a Hyper-V server, even in the event that the Active Directory Server is down (in a domain-login environment)? Background: The one ...
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What are the steps to set up a Hyper-V solution with one NIC

I have successfully installed centos on a virtual machine via Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. This server has one NIC. I have created a virtual NIC, and virtual subnet, and within the virtual ...
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Hyper-V VM stuck in endless loop trying to merge deleted snapshot with insufficient disk space

I'm currently stuck with a problem of insufficient disk space on a colocated server and could do with some help. The situation is: The server is 'mine' but it's located at a hosting facility so I ...
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How do I host multiple servers on Hyper-V with only a few public IP addresses?

I have a dedicated server, which is currently running Windows 2008 R2 Web edition and VMWare Server. I am upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with Hyper-V. Once upgraded, it will have 24GB of ...
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How to check login history fo remote desktop connections to my Windows Server 2008 R2

I experienced a strange event when my RD connection got disconnected from my server, and wasn't able to reconnect a couple of minutes. When I was reconnected PG admin was closed, and I didn't close ...
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One physical server, Hyper-V, two IPs, two virtual servers (win + *nix)

I have one physical Windows 2008 server with Hyper-V installed. I also have IIS running on this physical machine and I'm fine with that. I also have an additional IP address and I want to use it for ...
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Hyper-V network considerations (hosted server)

I have a hosted dedicated server, that I would like to run Hyper-V on including TMG as an edge to secure the environment. But because this is a hosted server, I have a few questions that I hope you ...
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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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Exchange 2010 should place in VM or physical server?

My company planning to install a new Exchange 2010 in the domain. I got a dual Xeon 5520 DELL R710 2U server running Windows Server 2008 R2. The Exchange server has to serve around 200 users, with ...
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Convert Hyper-V img to run in VMWare Workstation

I would like to download one of the hyper-v images offered by Microsoft and run it in VMWare Workstation 7.x. Is this possible? If so, can you recommend a converter (preferably a free one) that can ...