While the concept of replacing aging servers seems simple enough, refreshing virtualization hosts come with a lot of planning. In doing so, admins must consider everything from capacity planning to dealing with the transition period. Discover some often overlooked aspects of virtualization host refreshes.
Organizations strive to maximize their return on investment by achieving the highest possible virtual machine density. Even so, you can go overboard with it. Extreme virtual machine density can be counterproductive. This article teaches you how to effectively balance your resources to achieve the best performance-to-cost ratio.
Nano Server is a special type of Windows Server deployment designed for use in containerized environments. Microsoft completely changed the Nano Server deployment process starting with Windows Server 2019. This article explains how to get a functional Nano Server image and make it work with Windows Server 2019 in a containerized environment.
Hardware resource management in a Hyper-V environment is tricky. On one hand, you must ensure the parent and guest operating systems receive enough hardware resources. At the same time, you must also cope with the challenges associated with gathering performance data for virtualized workloads. This article discusses best practices for monitoring performance in Hyper-V VMs.
Although Hyper-V is normally a reliable platform, you may occasionally find that you can’t install an operating system on a Hyper-V VM. This could be due to corrupt installation media, an incorrect VM generation, or various other factors. Discover some of the more common reasons for VM OS installation failures.