If you are using Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 and “Differencing Disk” you may get trouble when you want to move whole VMs to another location due to “Parent Disk” migration is not so easy. Following is the steps to move parent disk on Hyper-V server. Preparation I assume you want to move bunch of virtual machines. First […]
Found this link on Microsoft website. Just want to make a notes on my blog. Thanks community!
Microsoft just released technical preview 3 of Windows Server 2016, it’s catching up VMware on SDDC. I can see a lot of enhancement in the new version. A stable hypervisor is prerequisite of SDDC but it’s weakness of Microsoft. You have to patch and reboot frequently, some organizations even have regular reboot schedules. Microsoft introduced […]
CSV (Cluster Shared Volume) is fundamental of Microsoft Hyper-V. You must have it to leverage Live Migration and High Availability features. But it’s very confuse when you want to reclaim CSV since CSV is using different name with physical disks. For example, CSV name usually is “Cluster Disk x”, path usually is “C:ClusterStorageVolumeX”. But real […]
A Hyper-V host shows Pending status under VMs and Services section, the host invisible under Fabric section. You may experience following symptoms when you re-add the Hyper-V host to SCVMM 2012 R2. There were no computers discovered based on your inputs. Please verify the following: Your Virtual Machine Manager Server service account has at least […]
First, I would like to recommend DELL M4800 for small home lab, I spent lot of time to looking for a solution for my lab, I need some hardware low noise, low weight, and it is better portable. I checked out HP mini server, Apple MAC mini, Mac book pro…etc. They are nice products to […]
Finally I implemented Hyper-V 2012 and SCVMM 2012 R2 on my lab, unfortunately FreeNAS does not supports SCSI-3 persistent reservation of Windows Server 2012 R2, you can refer bug #4003. It lead to my iSCSI storage cannot be brought online in Failover Cluster. I have to find out alternative. I decided to use Windows Server […]
Windows Server 2012, the biggest competitor of VMware vSphere. There are adequate reason to use Hyper-V 2012 instead of vSphere 5.x, but it’s still very hard to for newbie, we spend more than 30 hours to try figure out how to create cluster on SCVMM 2012 SP1, the software is easy to install, but hard […]