The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
13 views

Does a dynamic VHD automatically add space to its local drives?

OK, this might be a stupid question but I'm new to this. Dealing with Hyper-V server 2008. So let's say I got a dyamic VHD which has a 70gb max when i inspect it in Hyper-V, and then the C: drive of ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Shrinking and extending disks on Server while running?

So I have a server with Hyper-V and a Drive C: (OS) and D. Drive D stores all of the VHDs that I run. Drive C shows up as Disk 0, and D as Disk 1 under Disk Management respectively. Now Drive D gets ...
1
vote
3answers
19k views

Vdisk (vhd) to physical

I have a VHD file that was created by a citrix provisioning server. It is specific to a computer model. I was wanting to transfer the vhd onto the physical disk. Can anyone think of a way to do this? ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Finding out what part of the virtual disk does a section of a VHD file correspond to

There's been a little disk corruption and I've identified that a 4K chunk of the VHD file is missing, and I know its offset in the file. I'd like figure out what location in the underlying virtual ...
-1
votes
0answers
9 views

Server 2012 does not see my vhd in disk managment

After creating a vhd in a VM in server 2012 and initialising it, it is visible in disk manager along with the main hard disk. when I restart the VM however the new vhd is not in the disk managment ...
-1
votes
1answer
51 views

Cannot turn off disk write caching on Azure VM with no host cache

I've created Azure VM and attached a data vhd disk with "None" host cache. Next, if I run disk management on Windows and open drive properties, there is Policies tab which shows a checkbox indicating ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Using Micrososft Azure Backup for backing up VHDs

is it possible to backup my VHD files with Microsoft Azure Backup? Does it upload only the file differences or does it upload the complete file every time? I dont want to upload the complete file ...
0
votes
2answers
132 views

Migrate Azure machine to Google Compute Virtual Machine

We would like to migrate our SaaS offer from Azure to Google Cloud Engine. Our current solution: Run on Windows 2012 server, while the current offering by Google enables the usage of Windows 2008 ...
0
votes
0answers
108 views

qemu-img VHD to raw image convert results in bad geometry:

Is anyone else able to reproduce this? Using StarWind V2V Image Converter on Windows, I'm able to get a valid disk.img file, so the source image.vhd is clean (pulled down from rackspace). Is this a ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Can't see other VHDs after detaching another. Azure Ubuntu VM

We have encountered high Disk IO on our Ubuntu 14.04 VM's running mongoDB. On Windows Azure. To solve this issue we have changed the VM size from A2 to A3 (to add the additional data discs) and ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Move vhd from Win7 to Win8

I have been natively booting a Win7 .vhd on a Win7 machine for some years. I have copied the .vhd to a Win8.1 machine and it will not natively boot. %windir%\system32\logfiles\srt\SrtTail says ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Changing CPU speed and dynamic VHD to static VHD in Hyper-V

I have two question. First, Can someone help me with advice about how to limit and improve the CPU usage on the VMs (hyper-v)? Or maybe you have links about this topic. The other question is about how ...
0
votes
0answers
114 views

Create a VHD file from a Linux disk

I have a disk containing CentOS 5.8 that was removed from a dead box. I would like to make a VHD file from this disk so I can run a virtual machine (instead of a new physical machine). The Virtual ...
1
vote
2answers
178 views

Converting a VMDK file to VHD

I am having trouble with converting a vmdk file to a vhd file. Is it possible to convert a vmdk file without running it in a VM. So it will just convert and create the same file but in VHD format? ...
0
votes
1answer
170 views

how to attach (mount) VHD which is currently used by Hyper-V VM to the host?

I want to be able to read data from the Hyper-V VMs on the host. I understand I can go to DISM and attach VHD there - but it requires a VM to be offline - otherwise I get the following error: ...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

How do I change the size of a VHD?

I have a fixed size virtual hard drive that is running out of space. What's a good way to go about increasing the size? This VHD is created from Microsoft Virtual PC and/or Microsoft Virtual Server.
1
vote
1answer
557 views

Extract data from VHD

I cant attach the vhd to server 2008 disk management as it says the disc is invalid But it does run in HyperV, but as I need it offline I cant extract it when the hyperV is running. Any ideas?
2
votes
1answer
191 views

XenServer 6.2: reattach SR but all disks have no description

I have recently reinstalled XenServer on my server. All the VHD files were stored on my NAS via NFS, so I re-added the NFS SR after reinstallation. However, all my VMs seem to be missing, and the ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

Windows Sever 2000 machine with striped scsi disk to VHD

Currently have a lot of servers running legacy applications that only work with W2k running on very old hardware that needs to be replaced. The plan is to convert each current machine into a VHD and ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

I have a Linux VHD with multiple partitions on it. How do I mount them ALL and migrate to Hyper-V?

I have a Linux-VHD that I pulled from from Azure. The VHD has partitions for os, sdc1, sdd1 and sde1 (4 Part). The files I want to recover are on one main partition for Hyper-V. How do I mount and ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

VMWare 4.0 - Adding LUN from Server2012R2 iSCSI Target - Capacity 2TB, Available 102.40GB?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 hosting some iSCSI targets/LUNs from a local raided JBOD via Virtual Disks. I have created a thin provisioned 2TB VHDX in Windows and have added the target to VMWare. ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
771 views

Most VMS refuse to start

Setup: Virtual Host, running server 2012, hosting around 10 production VMs Problem: Last night, 2 VMs stopped with no warning, event log notification, or any information. The rest of the VMs on this ...
1
vote
1answer
146 views

Azure VM crashed and I recovered the VHD however cloud-init prevents me from booting it locally

One of our VM's suddenly was stuck at 100% CPU load and was unable to be reached from SSH. Rebooting did not help, nor did creating a new VM from the existing VHD. I downloaded the VHD. However, I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
460 views

Resizing VHDX Fixed Disk

I recently converted a Dynamic VHD disk that was 95GB in size(only uses 60GB inside the guest) and now as a fixed disk it is 170GB in size. How can I resize the newly created fixed disk to under ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Compacting VHD disk images when they are dynamic

I have a Hyper-V server running on WS2012. I have a Windows 7 running as a dynamic disk. I delete files and more from within to attempt to save disk space and reduce the size. However, the size does ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

TFS Running on VHD - How to split across multiple drives

I have a TFS instance which is running on a Hyper-V VHD. The VHD is now getting to the stage where it's reaching the size of the physical hard drive in the server. I will therefore buy another hard ...
1
vote
0answers
211 views

Windows 2012R2 as RDSH and rollback to clean state

I am in the process of installing a new Windows 2012R2 server in Remote Desktop Session Host mode that will work as a "terminal server" inside a classroom. The idea then is that after the server is ...
1
vote
1answer
847 views

How to get the Physical path of a mounted VHD in Windows Server 2008 R2

I have 2 VHD mounted on my server. I know where one of the actual VHDs is stored. But I have no clue as to where the second one is physically located. I have googled a lot and did not find any easy ...
0
votes
0answers
299 views

Error while booting VMDK in VMWare Player; UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Hi all and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. My employer has provided me with three VMDK files, each representing a different hard drive of a VM. My aim is to get these converted to ...
2
votes
0answers
81 views

Trim Azure VHD size in Windows 2008

I have an azure virtual machine and due to a broken backup script, it has previously used the entire 127GB of space. My virtual machine is now only using 20GB however I'm still being charged for the ...
2
votes
0answers
34 views

Can I convert a physical non-bootable sata volume to a VHD image for mounting in a VM as 2nd volume?

I'm converting physical machines in the office to virtual machines using Disk2vhd, and it doesn't list the second physical hard drive that is in one of the physical machines. Does that mean I cannot ...
1
vote
3answers
16k views

VHD File Structure - Repair Corrupted VHD

I have a corrupt VHD that I need to get data off of. It is a Windows 2003 x32 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (NTFS). I have a nearly identical version of that VM without the data on it that works. Using a ...
0
votes
1answer
369 views

Convert Folders to VHD file

I have a partition 200 GB contain 100 GB of Data, the Data is a huge number of files and folders (about million of files and folders). I want to copy this 100 GB of Data to another partition but i ...
1
vote
1answer
184 views

Create VHD file from a folder?

My scenario : I have 100 Gb of data that contain a lot of folders and files , so is there a way to create a VHD file from this folders and files ? Any help is thankful .
3
votes
2answers
177 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Using VHD disk as a centralized backup device?

i have 2 physical servers (3rd will come later) and 2 hyper-vs on 1st one. I would use Windows Server Backup utility for backup all systems. Was thinking about to buy NAS, so i bought it, Synology ...
1
vote
0answers
739 views

Configure Windows 2012 VHD to boot in Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V

I have a server running Windows 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. I use this server routinely to create Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 VHDs to boot within Hyper-V and natively. I have created a VHD, used imagex to ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

What are the possible reasons why Hyper-V can't compact a VHD?

I am hosting several virtual machines on a host running Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. The disks were originally provisioned on a different server (2008, not R2) about 16 months ago, and were migrated onto ...
1
vote
1answer
702 views

Correct VHDX sector size in Hyper-V enviroment for a RAID array

What is the correct sector size (which available in Powershell as options, when creating a new vhdx) for RAID10 array with default stripe size? I am using LSI 9271-4i controller and 4x Seagate ...
4
votes
1answer
716 views

Diskpart breaking drive letters after powershell script is run

I built a script that mounts (attach) a VHD using Diskpart, cleans out some system files and then unmounts (detach) it. It uses a foreach loop and is suppose to clean multiple VHD using the same drive ...
2
votes
1answer
12k views

Convert Hyper-V .vhdx file for import into .vhd file for xenserver import?

A VM was sent to me as .vhdx instead of .vhd and I need to import it into xenserver which supports .vhd but not .vhdx. I looked at the following solutions: Convert-VHD via Powershell Hyper-V ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Mount .vhd stored on ext3-NAS in Windows 7 without copying to NTFS Disk. Is this possible?

i have an vhd-Image stored on a NAS. I can't directly mount it, because the NAS stores the file in an ext3-system (i read this is causing trouble). I can't copy the file to a NTFS disc, because it's ...
3
votes
1answer
321 views

Converting physical Win2008 Machine into Hyper-V virtual machine on same box. Change SID?

We only have one hardware box. We converted our C drive into a VHD. We want to run install Hyper-V on our server to then load the new VHD as a virtual machine. We will be updating the physical box ...
0
votes
1answer
218 views

How can I convert my virtual CentOS server harddrives from physical targets to VHD?

I have a virtual machine running CentOS 5 on a Windows server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role installed. The virtual machine has two harddrives installed that points to physical disks on an iSCSI target ...
4
votes
1answer
7k views

Disk2VHD and Hyper-V

I want to virtualize a physical machine and I used Disk2Vhd to convert the Hard drive to a .vhd file. My issue is that when I attach this vhd in Hyper-V, and try to install "Integration Services", ...
1
vote
1answer
817 views

Hyper-V VHD Expand and keeping snapshots?

I have a Virtual Machine and it includes OS and other programs of course. ATM I have around 5 Snapshots. The Disk Space is running low and I wanted to expand the VHD. I enter VM's settings and ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Disk latency within a virtual machine

I've been looking at some performance issues on a clustered virtual machine in our organisation. Actually this problem seems to affect most of the virtual machines I have looked at. Both host and VM ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Can you increase the size of a VHDX in Hyper-V at a later time?

I have a Hyper-V 2012 server with a 2GB disk. Currently, there is 50GB free on this disk as the remainder is assigned to a VHDX. I need to migrate a Windows Server Installation into a new copy of ...