Category Archives: Hyper-V

Competitive Advantages of Hyper-V over VMware vSphere

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I’ve been MIA for quite sometime now due to my busy schedule, anyway to keep in touch with you guys, here’s my latest findings

Competitive Advantages of Hyper-V over VMware vSphere

Your customers might throw you with something similar but is developed by VMware, please ask them to check the publication date =’)

Regards
K

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Feature Comparison: Between Windows Servers Version!

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Sorry for the long pause, I’ve been swarmed with 1:1 trainings in Singapore and I’ll be sharing some pics on MTC Singapore!!!!

Here’s a quick share on Feature Comparison between Windows Server Version!

Hyper-V: Windows Server 2008R2 & Windows Server 2012

All Feature: Windows Server 2003R2 to Windows Server 2012

 

Regards
K

Deep-Dive into Hyper-V Replica

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I thought that this might be a great share for those of you seeking for additional information with regards to Hyper-V Replica.

First up is the Poster Companion Reference and if you would like a deep dive, I’ve found a great write up for Hyper-V Replica for WS8 which I think is still applicable overall, all is great info.

Regard
K

Hyper-V 2012 Dynamic Memory with Hot-Add RAM

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I’ve found something I capture a long time ago with Windows Server 2012RC with regards to Hot-Adding RAM or vRAM

 

Tools:

  1. Hyper-V Host: Microsoft Windows Server 2012rc Datacenter Ed
  2. Virtual Machine: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Ed
  3. Memory Test: HCI Design MemTest 4.0

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VM running only on 512Mb

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Assigned Memory & Memory Demand is 512Mb or lesser

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Settings for VM confirms it’s 512Mb

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Increase Memory to 1024Mb

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Using MemTest, we’re able to push memory up to 1024Mb

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Changes Maximum RAM to 2048Mb with 20% Memory Buffers

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Using MemTest, we’re able to push VM to 2048Mb while the Memory Demand on the Hyper-V Manager shows 2211Mb (10% Memory Buffer)

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K

Compete: VMware vSphere 5.1 Ent Plus

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Sorry for the silence so far, been really swarm with work ;’) Anyway, let me start off my blog with an interesting comparison between Hyper-V 2012 and the NEW VMware vSphere 5.1 Ent Plus.

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K

Live Migration of Virtual Machines using SMB File Share Video

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Good morning viewers! I’m totally ecstatically excited over today for Malaysia’s Official Windows Server 2012 Launch! We are in a very exciting times =’)

Today, I would like to share with you a much welcome feature from Hyper-V 2012 which is part of Windows Server 2012 role the Live Migration of Virtual Machines using SMB!

Live Migration of Virtual Machines using SMB File Share Video

If you like this video, please visit Microsoft Virtual Academy!

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K

Demo for Live Migration of VM without SAN Storage.

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Hope your Tuesday’s great! I have some spare time and thought of uploading some demo\video that I’ve found from Microsoft Virtual Academy!

This is a demo of Live Migration(vMotion) with NO SAN Storage.
It’s a 2x Physical Hyper-V Host with a network cabled connected to each other.

Point to note is that while the ping drops, the file copy continues to run.

Boot2VHD: Switching between Hyper-V & Native VHD Boot Disk

I have a PC that is installed with Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition to run all my Virtual Machines and at the same time, I would like to use this same PC as my Media PC(Windows 7) watching & downloading music/torrents and etc *ahem*

Being a kiasu I am, while performing my test, I would also like to have my Media PC(Windows 7) running as virtual machine continuing to download my torrents. When I’m done with my testing, I would like to Boot2VHD to my Media PC(Windows 7) to enjoy full fidelity my PC can bring!

Now, this is an easy concept but has taken me days being an idiot I am to enable this to work! Thanks to the following post:

  1. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/159.how-to-convert-vhd-bootable-image-into-hyper-v-vm-en-us.aspx
  2. http://iamrobertsworry.livejournal.com/

So in short, I would like to share the steps I took to enable this!

  1. Create a virtual machine and install Windows 7
  2. Perform Sysprep with Generalize option checked
  3. Using EasyBCD add a new entry via Disk Image
  4. Restart your PC to Windows 7
  5. Start Regedit – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\intelide and change the “Start” value to “0”
     
  6. Restart to your Windows Server 2012

With that easy steps above, I’m able to enjoy my lil concept!

Regards
K