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Category: Microsoft Hyper-V

Simplifying the deployment of a generic virtual machine in Hyper-V

Here’s an easy way to create and clone a simple, generic Windows virtual machine without the hassle of creating a…

Transitioning to VHD sets to provide storage for guest clusters

In Windows Server 2016, Microsoft came up with a better way of providing storage to guest clusters – VHD sets.…

Manually allocating host logical processors for a Hyper-V server

Making modifications to the number of host logical processors available to a Hyper-V server can help you to gain more…

Implementing a Hyper-V guest cluster

A new feature introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2 helps organizations avoid expensive SAN devices by implementing a Hyper-V guest…

Using PowerShell to create a NAT network for Hyper-V VMs

When working with Hyper-V virtual machines, it can sometimes be helpful to create a NAT network. Here’s how to do…

Using PowerShell to add custom properties to Hyper-V virtual machines

Need to bulk-assign custom properties for virtual machines or want to populate custom properties as a part of the VM…

Maintaining Hyper-V replication health with PowerShell

Hyper-V replication failures are rare, but they do happen. Here’s a PowerShell script that can help you track your Hyper-V…

Under the hood: Hyper-V shutdown registry settings

Knowing how things work under the hood can help you when a troubleshooting issue arises. Case-in-point: Hyper-V shutdown registry settings.

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 which you might be doing…

Fixing a corrupt virtual hard disk

Hyper-V virtual hard disks are very reliable, but sometimes virtual hard disk corruption can occur. Don’t despair: You can fix…