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I'm a software architect working at Microsoft on virtualization and other systems topics.


Mar
8
comment Adding Unattended.xml Files to Hyper-V Powershell Creation?
A VHD is a file that contains the data that will be perceived by the VM as a disk. They are not shared between your VMs. Each VM has its own. (There are ways of sharing a base image between multiple VMs, but that's a more advanced topic.) You can mount the VHD file as a disk on any machine, whether it's a VM or not. The example I gave was assuming that you would mount it on the machine running the script, at least temporarily. I've also added some detail to the answer.
Mar
8
revised Adding Unattended.xml Files to Hyper-V Powershell Creation?
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Mar
7
answered Adding Unattended.xml Files to Hyper-V Powershell Creation?
Feb
14
comment Hyper-v does not shut down pc
Actually, I think that you've titled your question wrong. Hyper-V does shut down your VM, as evidenced by pushing the "shut down" button in the Hyper-V manager. What doesn't work is telling the guest OS to shut itself down, which has little to do with Hyper-V.
Feb
10
answered Compact/Shrink an Expandable/Dynamic VHD to fully recover space
Jan
29
answered Installing Hyper-V using pxelinux in Linux environment
Jan
29
answered Installing ESXi/ Hyper-V using NIC supporting iBFT
Jan
11
comment Is there any chance to get Hyper-V enlightened I/O inside Windows 2008 R2 recovery DVD?
That tells you that you have plenty of I/O queued. The VM isn't your bottleneck. Changing things within that VM won't make your system go faster.
Jan
10
comment Is there any chance to get Hyper-V enlightened I/O inside Windows 2008 R2 recovery DVD?
With those drivers installed IDE is no slower than SCSI. I'd look for other bottlenecks. Open Performance Monitor in the Hyper-V management OS and see what it tells you is happening.
Jan
10
comment Is there any chance to get Hyper-V enlightened I/O inside Windows 2008 R2 recovery DVD?
Did you change from the Legacy NIC to the fast NIC? If you had networking before you had those drivers installed, then you must have been using the emulated (legacy) NIC. Installing those drivers doesn't make the legacy NIC go any faster. Using a completely different networking stack does. (I know that this isn't intuitive, because exactly the opposite is true of the IDE storage.)
Jan
9
answered Is there any chance to get Hyper-V enlightened I/O inside Windows 2008 R2 recovery DVD?
Jan
9
answered Hyper-V 2012 gracefully shutdown when UPS battery running out
Jan
8
answered Hyper-V, SMB Shares, Live Migration & Configuration Nightmare with Kerberos?
Jan
7
answered HA Options for Windows Servers
Jan
4
comment How to dedicate a NIC to a VM in Hyper-V
Yes, there will technically be 2 MACs. But the default MAC in the NIC won't be used for anything.
Jan
4
answered Hyper-V, Differential Disc, Changing path is resolving junctions - how do stop that?
Jan
2
comment Hyper-V Thread Priorities host and guest - how do they correspond?
I definitely have occasional delusions. Give us an update on how it worked.
Jan
2
comment Hyper-V Thread Priorities host and guest - how do they correspond?
Some hypervisors require that you need the same number of physical processors available as there are virtual processors in the VM. Hyper-V does not. There's a tradeoff here. The VM will only run well if it is paravirtualized in a way that will allow the guest OS to schedule its virtual processors well on top of that hypervisor. This is true for Windows on top of Hyper-V.
Jan
2
comment Hyper-V Thread Priorities host and guest - how do they correspond?
I don't have a reference. But if there were one, it would be created by coming to me. I'm the software architect for Hyper-V.
Jan
2
answered Is it possible to update syspreped parent image without affecting the child diff disk in hyper-v