Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
internet. During the creation of the External Virtual Network in Hyper-V, you have to select one of your installed NICs on your parent, to function as a Virtual Switch for your VMs.
possible. This is for isolation, and you need minimum 2 NICs to skip this feature. (Else you wont be able to connect to your host)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Since SP1 supports ‘Dynamic Memory’, your VMs could consume almost all available memory on the host, and leave 'nothing' for the parent partition.
A new registry key is now available:
Name = MemoryReserve
Setting= amount of MB to reserve for the parent partition (recommend minimum 2GB)
You have to reboot your host to let the changes take effect.
when it comes to virtualization and Hyper-V. I enjoy spending time with
virtualization and testing, to find solutions that are out of the box.
I consider as advantages compared to physical machines.
out of the rack, insert the hw, and check that it is functional. That does require physical presence unless you have sticky fingers.
easy to imagine the backup and restore scenario for this design, compared to physical servers. It requires storages, - yes. But also backup of physical servers require storage.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
message that mention that the CSV should ONLY be used for and by Hyper-V. Off
course, that makes sense.
a Service or Application..’ Here, you select ‘Virtual Machine’, and in next window, you select the VM you just imported. (Remember that the VM should be turned off during this operation).
Virtual Machineà and the Host you want to create this on.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Finally I got all the required hardware for my new Hyper-V lab. My students are thrilled, and so am I.
Two identical servers from Supermicro, 3 switches, QNap Turbo NAS with ISCSI target and we`re on.
Since the creation of my iscsi target is taking about 48 hours, I`ll have to wait to set up my CSV`s.
But I`ve already some running VMs on my hosts, that I`ll have to migrate to my cluster.
I will show you 'how to' in my next post on this blog.