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Hyper-V VMs cannot find the path after storage migration

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VMs cannot find the path specified I encountered an interesting issue today after completing a VM storage migration of approximately one hundred Hyper-V VMs.  Most of them began reporting: VMs cannot find the path All one hundred Hyper-V VMs were […]

Upgrading Server 2012R2 to Nano Server
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Upgrade Hyper-V to Nano Server with zero VM downtime

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Hyper-V to Nano Server with no downtime Upgrading Hyper-V to Nano Server is relatively straight forward.  A Nano Server image should be created for each Hypervisor in your Hyper-V cluster.  Each of those Nano Server images should be customized to […]

Hyper-V Ignite Videos
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Learning Hyper-V 2016 changes – Ignite Playlist

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Server 2016 was announced at this year’s Microsoft Ignite ushering in a lot of new features for Server 2016 and especially for Hyper-V. Upgrades to the Hyper-V platform read almost like a wish list with Microsoft offering an array of […]

Recommended Hyper-V Hotfixes
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2012R2 Hyper-V Hotfixes List

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2012R2 Hyper-V Hotfixes Info The bulk of my work these days involves engineering and architecture around the 2012R2 Hyper-V platform.  We support hundreds of Hypervisors so I have seen my fair share of Hyper-V issues.  I’ve worked with Microsoft through […]

Hyper-V Automatic Stop Action Settings
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Hyper-V VM BIN file and AutomaticStopAction

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What is a Hyper-V VM BIN file? The .bin file is a Hyper-V VM associated file located inside the GUID folder of a VM. If a VM’s AutomaticStopAction is set to: Save the virtual machine state then Hyper-V will reserve […]

Diag-V - A Hyper-V Diagnostic - Main Menu
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Diag-V – A Hyper-V Diagnostic Utility

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Introducing Diag-V, a Powershell Hyper-V Diagnostic Utility Diag-V is a PowerShell based script that contains a collection of various Hyper-V diagnostics. It presents the user a simple choice menu that allows the user to select and execute the desired diagnostic. […]

Hyper-V Resource Allocation Check - Test-HyperVAllocation - Overprovisioning diagnostic for Hyper-V
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Hyper-V resource allocation check

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Using PowerShell to perform a Hyper-V resource allocation check This Powershell script determines the current resource allocation health of a Hyper-V server or nodes in a Hyper-V Cluster.  The script will automatically scan the physical resources of each Hyper-V node […]

Hyper-V Manager - VM Settings - New Virtual Hard Disk Wizard - Disk Type
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Create New-VHD via PowerShell or GUI

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How To: Create New-VHD via PowerShell or GUI and attach to existing VM If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: Here is all the PowerShell code required for the creation […]

Hyper-V - New Virtual Machine Wizard - Specify Name and Location
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New Hyper-V VM via PowerShell or GUI

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If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: Here is all the PowerShell code required for the creation of a new Hyper-V VM.  The code below can be used to prompt […]

Disk2vhd - Sysinternals - Multiple drives
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Hyper-V P2V using Disk2vhd

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Migration of physical server to Hyper-V VM – P2V using Disk2vhd If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: P2V (or Physical to Virtual) is a process wherein you can take […]

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