Russinovich on Hyper-V Containers

October 29, 2015 // 5 Comments

We’ve known since Ignite 2015 that Microsoft was going to have two kinds of containers in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016): Windows Server Containers: Providing OS and resource virtualization and isolation. Hyper-V Containers: The hypervisor adds security isolation to machine & resource [...]

Create a WS2016 Nano Server Hyper-V VM

October 13, 2015 // 4 Comments

Setting up a Nano Server VM requires running some PowerShell. The instructions that I found out there aren’t that clear for a non-PowerShell guru , are wrong, or are incomplete. So let me clear up everything by showing you exactly what I am using to deploy Nano Server as a Windows Server 2016 [...]

How Much Memory Does My Hyper-V Host Require?

September 30, 2015 // 9 Comments

If you are trying to figure out how much RAM you have left for virtual machines then this is the post for you. When Microsoft launched Dynamic Memory with W2008 R2 SP1, we were introduced to the concept of a host reserve (nothing to do with the SCVMM concept); the hypervisor would keep so much [...]

Logging Into Windows Server Containers

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

How do you log into a container to install software? Ah … you don’t actually log into a container because a container is not a virtual machine. Confusing? Slightly! What you actually do is remotely execute commands inside of a container; this is actually something like PowerShell Direct, a new [...]
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