Category: Hyper-V Administration

How to Install and Configure Hyper-V Manager

Microsoft provides a wide variety of tools for managing Hyper-V environment: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), PowerShell, Server Configuration tool, etc. However, Hyper-V Manager stands ...

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Top Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Features That Are Worth Your Attention

Microsoft Hyper-V was first introduced as a free server role within Windows Server 2008. Later, a standalone Windows Hyper-V Server was released, the main purpose of which was to provide a virtualizat ...

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 vs. Hyper-V Role

Since 2008, Microsoft has provided two deployment options for the Hyper-V hypervisor – a standalone installation of Hyper-V Server and a Hyper-V role that can be added onto an existing Windows Serve ...

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How to Work with Hyper-V VHD and VHDX Files: Essential Basics

The release of Windows Server 2012 was warmly welcomed due to the introduction of multiple virtualization features, including the new VHDX file format. VHDX is essentially the successor of VHD, but wi ...

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How to Install Hyper-V: A Step-By-Step Guide

Microsoft introduced their proprietary virtualization platform, Hyper-V, as a part of Windows Server 2008. Since its first release, Hyper-V has been available on all subsequent versions of Windows Ser ...

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How to Convert Hyper-V to VMware VM

VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V are both hardware virtualization platforms, but on some occasions, you might need to convert a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM) for use with VMware. VMware provides se ...

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Hyper-V Network Adapters: What, Why, and How

The previous blog post covered how to create a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM). However, creating a Hyper-V VM is merely the first step of building a large-scale virtual environment; thereafter, you have ...

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How to Create Hyper-V Virtual Machine: Complete Walkthrough

The goal of most organizations is to grow and expand over time. While meeting this goal, an organization also often finds it more difficult to properly and efficiently manage all aspects of its infras ...

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How to Convert a Physical Machine to Hyper-V VM

Virtualization provides an expansive list of advantages including easy migration, rational consumption of resources, scalability, etc. For this reason, companies that have physical servers often want ...

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What You Need to Know About Hyper-V Checkpoints

Virtualization has significantly changed the way businesses conduct their operations and provide services to customers. One of the most significant virtualization technologies is snapshots. This techn ...

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