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Collecting Data from Hyper-V hosts and VM’s
There haven’t been any new blogs on Hyper-V.nu in the past weeks because of …. you know … an absolute dearth of time. It so happened that my other Hyper-V.nu colleagues had the same luxury problem in these economical challenging times. So while I was...
Virtualization Career Training
On Tuesday, October 4th Technical Evangelists Symon Perriman and Rick Claus are hosting an online conference on Virtualization Career Training with Microsoft Learning.  This half day virtual event (8am – 11am PST) will offer a Level 100 to 200 introduction...
First troubleshooting step for a lost (CSV) disk in Hyper-V cluster
Let’s assume the following scenario: You have a Hyper-V R2 SP1 cluster that has three or more nodes You are using Cluster Shared Volumes You learnt about the Cluster Validation problem that was solved by KB2531907 back in May 2011, which prevented the...
Updated list of supported operating systems with Hyper-V
When you look at the Hyper-V marketing page, you’ll notice that the list of supported operating systems is incomplete. If you want to know the whole support story including the recent CentOS Linux distribution that was added please go to the TechNet page...
The speed of creating a Fixed Sized VHD
Today I had to deliver a few 500GB Fixed Sized VHD’s in our Nobel Hyper-V Cloud Datacenter. The job had to be finished in a few hours involving provisioning the LUN, presenting them to the hosts, creating the VHD, adding the VHD to the Virtual Machines...
How to defrag a Hyper-V R2 Cluster Shared Volume
Recently I was asked to describe the correct procedure for defragmenting Cluster Shared Volumes on a      Hyper-V R2 cluster. This is not really a very complicated task but if you have never had the opportunity to give it a try...
Definitive Guide to Hyper-V Networking Optimizations
I can recommend a series that is currently being written on Hyper-V Networking Optimizations by the hand of Christian Edwards who is Premier Field Engineer in Microsoft Virtualization at Microsoft. Since Hyper-V R2 network optimizations were not only...
Hyper-V R2 more proficient in Linux
Today at TechEd 2011 in Atlanta we learnt that Microsoft now officially supports CentOS. CentOS is a popular free Linux distribution and is among the top three most popular ones. CentOS has been added to the list of formally supported Linux Distributions...
Improved virtualization support and Live Migration for several Exchange 2010 SP1 roles
Because I don’t want to copy Michel de Rooij’s blog I will simply make a reference to his blog. Many of us know that the Unified Messaging role was not supported for Virtualization and that the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role if used in Database Availability...
Hotfixes in the post SP1 era
Several hotfixes have been issued after the formal release of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. There was one particular hotfix in the making that we have really been waiting for. Many enthusiastic installers of SP1 in Hyper-V clusters with 3 or more nodes...
SCVMM 2012 – Creating a Hyper-V Cluster
This culminating blog in a series on SCVMM 2012 shows how to create a Hyper-V R2 cluster in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. With the arrival of Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, cluster creation has almost become a trivial job, largely because...
SCVMM 2012 – Bare Metal Deployment of Hyper-V Servers
Instead of one big article, I decided to split the Bare Metal Deployment blog in a number of smaller pieces to reach the final goal: automating the creation of a Hyper-V cluster. If you go back a few articles you’ll see several other blogs about SCVMM...