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Category: Microsoft Hyper-V

Root memory reserve: A double-edged sword for Hyper-V

Although the basic concept of root memory reserve seems undeniably important, there are situations in…

Fixing a corrupt virtual hard disk

Hyper-V virtual hard disks are very reliable, but sometimes virtual hard disk corruption can occur.…

Creating nested virtualization in Microsoft Azure

Nested virtualization in Microsoft Azure is a game changer for public cloud users who need…

Taking control of system services on stubborn virtual machines

An annoying problem with virtual machines is when system services fail to start on boot…

Using PowerShell to examine virtual machine BIOS or firmware settings

Modifying low-level virtual machine BIOS or firmware isn’t something you do every day. But sometimes…

Yes, you can! Convert VMDK to VHD with these tools

Converting different virtualization formats is not easy. In this article, we'll show you how to…

Processor bottlenecks on Hyper-V hosts: How to troubleshoot and fix them

Diagnosing CPU performance issues caused by processor bottlenecks on Hyper-V hosts is relatively easy to…

Benchmarking Hyper-V processor compatibility mode — What is the impact?

How much of a difference in performance does enabling Hyper-V processor compatibility mode really make?…

A Hyper-V troubleshooting tale: Lessons learned

Troubleshooting is both a science and an art, and art is best learned by watching…

Encrypt your virtual HDDs in Windows Server 2016 with Host Guardian Service and shielded VMs

Shielded VMs solve a big Hyper-V security problem – portability. But before you can use…