Technical reference for Client Hyper-V in Windows 8

Technical reference for Client Hyper-V in Windows 8http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh857623.aspx Client Hyper-V Survival Guidehttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7704.client-hyper-v-survival-guide.aspx Hyper-V: How to Fix BIOS Errors Enabling Hyper-Vhttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3190.hyper-v-how-to-fix-bios-errors-enabling-hyper-v.aspx

Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V

Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34603 Overview When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide: •Driver support: Linux Integration Services supports the network controller and the IDE and SCSI storage controllers that were developed specifically for Hyper-V. •Fastpath Boot Support for Hyper-V: Boot devices now take advantage of the block Virtualization Service Client (VSC) to provide enhanced performance. •Time Keeping: The clock inside the virtual machine will remain accurate by synchronizing to the clock on the virtualization server via Timesync service, and with the help of the pluggable time source … Continue reading Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

A useful document blog post which talk about the virtualization in Hyper-V 3 in Windows Server 2012! http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/04/05/windows-server-8-beta-hyper-v-amp-scale-up-virtual-machines-part-1.aspx 

Free Microsoft iSCSI Target

The iSCSI Target solution from MS is now free! We can use it to setup a environment to test fail-over clustering!http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=19867 Here are more information about this:http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2011/04/04/microsoft-iscsi-software-target-3-3-for-windows-server-2008-r2-available-for-public-download.aspx More info: The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target has been available for production use as part of Windows Storage Server since early 2007. It has also been available for development and test use by MSDN and TechNet subscribers starting in May 2009. However, until now, there was no way to use the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target in production on a regular server running Windows Server 2008 R2. This new download offers exactly that. Now … Continue reading Free Microsoft iSCSI Target

Online Backup of Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Saw a good reference on the online backup of Hyper-V VM, so re-post here: Online Backup of Hyper-V Virtual Machines – These are the steps to do an online backup of your Hyper-V machines. The process comprises of three parts. 1. Finding your “Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer” ID 2. Using DiskShadow to take a snapshot of the volume that your virtual machine resides 3. Copy the backup file to your destinated location 1. Finding your “Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer” IDOn your Windows 2008 Virtual Host, run command prompt in administrator mode.Run the command vssadmin list writers. Take note of your “Writer … Continue reading Online Backup of Hyper-V Virtual Machines