Category: Hyper-V Administration

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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How to Copy an ISO file to Hyper-V Host

One of the seemingly trivial but equally important tasks we need to think about when creating a new virtual machine in Hyper-V is installing an operating system. Generally, this is done by mounting an ...

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How to create a fixed size hard disk for a Hyper-V VM

In the previous post, we took a look at creating a virtual machine in Hyper-V and the various settings and considerations for choosing options for our new virtual machine. One of the topics mentioned ...

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Creating and Configuring VMs in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

In the previous post, we looked at the initial configuration of our Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V server. This included installation, administration, storage and network configuration and remote managem ...

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Hyper-V Networking – Virtual Switches

There are three types of virtual switches that may be created in the Virtual Switch Manager. They are External, Internal, and Private. Let’s briefly take a look at the differences between these type ...

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Hyper-V Role Installation, Remote Management and Storage Configuration

Previously, we looked at getting the Windows Server 2016 operating system installed as a Server Core installation and the initial configuration of the server. Now, let’s take a look at installing th ...

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