Category: Hyper-V Administration

Hyper-V Generation 1 vs. 2 – Which One to Choose?

There are two generations of Hyper-V virtual machines – Generation 1 and Generation 2. The choice of VM generation is important when a VM is created; this choice is also dependent on the guest opera ...

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VMware Backup Guide for Hyper-V Administrators

At first glance, the Hyper-V and VMware virtual environments may seem similar, but upon closer inspection, a number of important differences between these two virtualization platforms become apparent. ...

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Hyper-V Nested Virtualization Explained

Windows Server 2016 is the newest addition to the popular Windows Server family of operating systems. The 2016 version introduces several useful new features, including features specifically designed ...

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Hyper-V Storage Best Practices

Storage is one of the most important components involved with servers; this includes virtualization servers that have a hypervisor installed and virtual machines running. Storage can cause high or low ...

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Hyper-V Backup Guide for VMware Administrators

With Microsoft Hyper-V gaining more market share and coming of age, VMware administrators are finding themselves having to administer Hyper-V alongside vSphere in their environments. There are certain ...

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Benefits of Windows Server 2016 ReFS File System

Windows Server 2016 offers many exciting benefits across the board. However, when thinking about new storage features with this release and more importantly how it affects backups, one updated feature ...

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Hyper-V Cluster Setup 3 of 3: Cluster Creation, Cluster Shared Volume, Highly Available VM

Now that we have the initial work out of the way in preparing our hosts, storage, networks and other details, we can look at actually creating the Hyper-V cluster, provisioning a cluster shared volume ...

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Hyper-V Cluster Setup 2 of 3: Hyper-V Role, Shared Storage, Virtual Switches

In the last post, we talked about the initial host configuration, planning our networks for the environment as well as creating storage targets. Let’s take a look at installing the Hyper-V role on o ...

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Hyper-V Cluster Setup 1 of 3: Host Configuration, Network Planning, Storage Target Configuration

When we think about engineering and architecting virtual infrastructures for the enterprise datacenter, one of the critical requirements when we think about building out any enterprise technology is h ...

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How to Create a Hyper-V VM using PowerShell

One of the powerful built-in features of Hyper-V is being able to utilize PowerShell for its management operations. Among the many things that we can do with PowerShell in Hyper-V is create virtual ma ...

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