Hyper-V

RunAsRadio Podcast – Hyper-V in Server 2016

July 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

I recently recorded an episode of the RunAsRadio podcast with Richard Campbell on the topic of Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V. We covered a number of areas, including containers, nested virtualization, networking, security, and PowerShell. Technorati Tags: Windows Server [...]

Optimize Hyper-V VM Placement To Match CSV Ownership

July 5, 2016 // 4 Comments

This post shares a PowerShell script to automatically live migrate clustered Hyper-V virtual machines to the host that owns the CSV that the VM is stored on. The example below should work nicely with a 2-node cluster, such as a cluster-in-a-box. For lots of reasons, you get the best performance for [...]

Don’t Deploy KB3161606 To Hyper-V Hosts, VMs, or SOFS

June 28, 2016 // 42 Comments

Numerous sources have reported that KB3161606, an update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS2012 R2), are breaking the upgrade of Hyper-V VM integration components. This has been confirmed & Microsoft is aware of the situation. As noted below by the many [...]

Windows Server Technical Preview 5 is Out

April 27, 2016 // 4 Comments

Microsoft has released Technical Preview 5 of Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V Server 2016. There is also an Essentials edition preview. As you can see, plans for licensing have not changed since I last spoke about this topic … and you voted … a lot. Here is a listing of what’s new in the [...]

Linux Integration Services 4.1 for Hyper-V

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released a new version of the integration components for Linux guest operating systems running on Hyper-V (2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016 Technical Preview, Windows 8, Windows 81, and Azure). What’s new? Expanded Releases: now applicable to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, [...]

Broadcom & Intel Network Engineers Need A Good Beating

December 18, 2015 // 13 Comments

Your virtual machines lost network connectivity. Yeah, Aidan Smash … again. READ HERE: I’m tired of having to tell people to: Disable VMQ on 1 GbE NICs … no matter what … yes, that includes you … I don’t care what your excuse is … yes; you. That’s because VMQ on 1 GbE NICs is: On by [...]

My WS2016 Hyper-V Session at Future Decoded

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

I had fun presenting at this Microsoft UK event in London. Here’s a recording of my session on Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V, featuring failover clustering, storage, and networking:   More sessions can be found here. Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,Windows Server 2016,Failover [...]

Russinovich on Hyper-V Containers

October 29, 2015 // 6 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 [...]
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