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1answer
59 views

Why Linux guest VMs performs better than Windows ones in terms of network?

I am testing the network performance of VMs in Xen and Hyper-V using Iperf and Netperf. In both hypervisors I found a Linux guest VM in different modes is having a relatively high performance than a ...
0
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1answer
61 views

Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V vs Datacenter edition

We need to deploy a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster with 4 physical server. We going to use Datacenter edition licencing, but consider installing the Hyper-V edition on the serveres. Just to install ...
0
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1answer
35 views

Image Sharing File Server on Windows Storage Spaces.

I am working on Windows Storage Spaces File server, but I ran into this strange situation when transfer to client systems is aroung 300kb/s. There are two SS servers on the network - the other one is ...
1
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2answers
71 views

Server 2012R2 Thick Provisioned Disk VSphere

I have a Server 2012R2 VM running on a VSphere ESXi 5.0.0 (1489271) Host. It has been updated and patched to allow support for 2012R2. Within my VM I have several disks (Thick Provisioned). However, ...
2
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1answer
88 views

Method of deploying a VB6 app to a Windows server 2012 RDS server

My environment currently has a Windows 2003 server running terminal services. That server has the visual studio 6 IDE installed. It also is responsible for running a very old ( and poorly built ) VB6 ...
2
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1answer
122 views

Disk Space Difference On Hyper-V Server OS VS VM Guest OS

I have a Windows Sever 2012 Standard 64-bit running Hyper-V. The Hyper-V is hosting a guest OS of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. I noticed that I was running out of disk space on my server. So I ...
0
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1answer
119 views

How to exclude VHDX disk from snapshots on Hyper-v

(I'm using the built-in Hyper-V that comes with Windows Server 2012 R2) I want to play with my snapshots while I have a separate disk that would not be affected by those snapshots, thus I can store ...
0
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1answer
72 views

Hyper-V How to define “auto revert” to a snapshot after each reboot

I'm using the built-in Hyper-V that comes with Windows Server 2012 R2 and I'm looking for the option that lets me to set "auto revert" (or "auto apply") to a specific snapshot after the machine is ...
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11answers
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When deploying a single server on new hardware, do you virtualize it or not?

There are a few questions that I've found on ServerFault that hint around this topic, and while it may be somewhat opinion-based, I think it can fall into that "good subjective" category based on the ...
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0answers
168 views

Hyper-V: NAT Port Forwarding [closed]

I rented one dedicated server (Win Server 2012) with one adapter/static IP address. I want to install Hyper-V and guest OS (Win also), that can expose some of its services to the internet. For ...
0
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0answers
329 views

Dell 12G R720 Hyper-V host virtual/physical NIC stops working

On the host 1 physical adapter is plugged into our network, on host itself I have Hyper-V role. I have created a external switch and binded it to the physical Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet, box ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

Which is better - adding an IIS site or adding a new virtual server?

We have a 16-core server which acts as a Virtual Machine host. One of the VM guests is a Windows Server 2012 box which hosts a .NET Web Service that feeds live information to users of a mobile ...
4
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2answers
555 views

Proper Hyper-V Network Configuration for Windows Server 2012?

We just put our first Hyper-V based web solution online about a month ago (Diagram below). We're having intermittent communication issues between Virtual Machines during periods of elevated traffic, ...
2
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1answer
85 views

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. ...
1
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1answer
97 views

Use Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition as Virtualisation Host

Would it be reasonable to run the Standard Server 2012 Edition (as opposed to Hyper-V edition) as a virtualisation host? Obviously there is a performance penalty but I guess it's not that bad - are ...
0
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0answers
59 views

Hyper-v takes a long time to create snapshots

I'm not sure when, but I've noticed as of recently, whenever I go to make a snapshot of certain machines, it hangs at 2% for a good while and then eventually finishes (fairly quickly, actually). I ...
3
votes
1answer
658 views

Adding virtual NIC to HyperV VMs killed my network speed

I have a pretty simple configuration: Windows Server 2012 Hyper V Host, with two VMs (both Server 2012), one for IIS, one for SQL Server. They're all connecting through the physical NIC Last night I ...
2
votes
1answer
37 views

Saving the State of an Application using App-V or some other type of Virtualization Technology

I have an application that I would like to be able to create "snapshots" of (sort of like you might do with a virtual machine). Basically I would like to be able to allow the user to do a bunch of ...
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votes
1answer
84 views

Virtual router for virtualisation [closed]

I'm currently setting up a virtual lab at home for general server / network testing using Hyper-V. At present I have a virtual network adapter that is linked to my Physical network adapter so that the ...
1
vote
1answer
415 views

Do I need to / should I enable “Virtualization Technology” for Hyper-V in Server 2012?

I'm setting up some new servers to be Hyper-V hosts in Server 2012. I noticed on first boot that the task manager shows the following in the CPU section: If I enable "Virtualization Technology" in ...
2
votes
1answer
237 views

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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votes
2answers
317 views

Windows Server Configuration with Exchange, SQL Express and IIS [closed]

In our small office we are currently running a standalone tower server with WS 2008 R2, SQL Express and IIS. This server is going to be decommissioned and scrapped as its old and very noisy. We are ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Could not connect to bridged VM with Win2012 host

I have the following setup. A physical PC with Windows Server 2012 (host OS) with VMware Workstation 9.02 with: Windows Server 2012 (guest OS) Ubuntu 12.04 (guest OS) The guest OS's both run as ...
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3answers
310 views

Windows Server 2012 Database server and Domain Controller in the same machine

I'm far to be an expert in this area, so I need some light on this. I have a clean Windows Server 2012 Standard machine, where I need to install an SVN server, Team Foundation, and an Sql Server 2012. ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How to dedicate a NIC to a VM in Hyper-V

I'm playing around with Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2012 machine. It has 3 NIC's. #0 is dedicated to the host, #1 is on a virtual switch with all VM's on it. I want NIC #2 to be dedicated to a ...
0
votes
2answers
490 views

Number of VMs on Windows 2012 Standard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? According to the "Windows 2012 editions" comparison here, it is possible to run "two virtual instances" with Windows ...
1
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1answer
302 views

Hyper-v Server 2012 standalone server, is it free?

I know that Hyper-V 2008 is completely free, also i think the same for 2012. But on Microsoft price calculation page, they never mention hyper-v standalone server as free software... Calculation page ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

How to Shrink large Hyper-V VM

Using Disk2VHD utility I converted my bare-metal OS into Hyper-V VHD - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx And I could obtain a huge 190GB VHD file. Apart from performance ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Hyper-V encountered an error while configuring network on New Virtual Machine, because the object was not found

While creating new VM I am trying to attach existing VHDX created earlier. But this fails with following error. Hyper-V encountered an error while configuring network on New Virtual Machine, because ...
1
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1answer
839 views

Can I run more than two VMs on Windows Server 2012 Standard if guest OSes are not WS2012? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? It is said here that Windows Server 2012 Standard allows you to install it on one 2-processor machine and run up to two ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Enabling Hardware-Assisted Virtualization on a Virtual Processor?

I am currently trying to create a test-deployment of the new Remote Desktop Services in Server 2012. I have been following these instructions from technet: ...