Category: Hyper-V Administration and Backup

Full Overview of Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Best Practices

Hyper-V Dynamic Memory was first introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1. Prior to its release, a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM) would start and run with the full amount of RAM assigned to it, whi ...

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Pros and Cons of Hyper-V Network Virtualization

Hyper-V Network Virtualization enables virtualization of network components and the building of integrated network infrastructure using hardware and software network resources. Hyper-V Network Virtual ...

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Best Hyper-V Management Tools for Your Virtual Environment

In 2008, Microsoft introduced Hyper-V as its own virtualization platform, allowing users to create and run multiple virtual machines (VMs) with various guest operating systems (OSs) within a single IT ...

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Top 10 Facts About Hyper-V Snapshots

Taking storage snapshots has proven to be an extremely effective feature for those working in virtual environments. However, snapshot technology might backfire if used without proper knowledge of how ...

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How to Merge Hyper-V Snapshots: A Step-By-Step Guide

There are times when you need to install OS updates or security patches on one of your guest virtual machines (VMs). However, the update process can sometimes go wrong, resulting in a system failure, ...

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How to Manage Hyper-V Integration Services

If you work in a virtual environment, you know that managing multiple host servers and virtual machines (VMs) can be a quite challenging task. However, the Hyper-V virtualization platform includes a s ...

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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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