Virtualization

Manually Deploying the Hyper-V Integration Services

Manually Deploying the Hyper-V Integration Services

Guest operating systems depend on the Hyper-V integration services for a VM to work correctly. Microsoft required manual deployment, but in recent years, it has made the deployment of the Integration Services automatic. That took away the manual deployment option. Even though this option is gone, you may still need to deploy the integration services in some situations manually. This article explains how.

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Virtualizing Domain Controllers

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Virtualizing Domain Controllers

Domain controllers have unique needs and requirements, particularly from a security standpoint. These requirements apply regardless of whether a domain controller runs on physical or virtual hardware. In this article, you’ll discover the most common mistakes when virtualizing domain controllers and how to avoid them.

IP Address Management

IP Address Management (IPAM) Best Practices for VMs

IP Address Management (IPAM) requires special consideration in virtualized environments. Each new VM created consumes an address, and that address may remain locked away for some time, even after the VM is deleted. Without proper planning, you can suddenly find yourself out of IP addresses. Learn more about IPAM best practices for VMs.

Keeping Costs in Check for Self-Service VM Provisioning

Keeping Costs in Check for Self-Service VM Provisioning

It’s becoming relatively common for companies to allow certain users to deploy their own virtual machines in public or private cloud environments. That said, each virtual machine that’s created has costs associated with it. If companies don’t put safeguards into place, the chances that self-service users could incur significant charges increase.

How to Create a Linux Virtual Machine

How to Create a Linux Virtual Machine (VM)

You can now create a Linux VM on your Windows system in 4 easy steps. Here, you’ll learn how to download Ubuntu and VirtualBox and prep them for use. Next, you’ll create a virtual machine and allocate resources. Once you’re done, you’ll start or ‘spin-up’ the virtual machine up, making it ready for use.

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