New Hyper-V 2012 Books

Good morning from some European airport! Is always funny to write while waiting for the plane… 😉 Today I want to recommend you two new books available for Hyper-V 2012 with deep technical content. I enjoy and use them as reference sometimes while at customer. Easy to read book, each chapter has been written by…

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Hyper-V 2012 Management Pack Extensions

Hello Virtual community! Today I am happy to announce the release of the Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions for Hyper-V 2012. The current release is on beta and waiting for your feedback. We did all the possible test in some environments but now is time to see how it behaves on bigger environments. This Management Pack…

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Validating Hyper-V 2012 and Failover Clustering 2012 Hotfixes and updates with Powershell

Hi! I know I didn’t write anything for a long time but now I am back again. The good thing about this long “silence” on my blog is that I’ve been really busy helping customers to deploy Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. This is awesome because the general feeling is that this version is probably the…

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Listing all your VHD and VHDX files from your Hyper-V Clusters in Windows Server 2012

Hi again, In my last post I explained how to list all your virtual disks from one standalone Hyper-V Host. Today I want to give you an example of how to get all your virtual disks information from all your Hyper-V hosts that are part of a cluster. Powershell in Windows Server 2012 is amazing…

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Listing all your VHD and VHDX files from your Hyper-V Hosts in Windows Server 2012

Hello Hyper-V fans! As you know, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is available since past October and comes with hundreds of new features and improvements. Today I want to give you a small bite of what you can do with the new native PowerShell module for Hyper-V that includes more than 300 cmdlets. Nowadays, all of…

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Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions RTM released

Hello, I am glad to announce the RTM release of the Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions for Hyper-V.  The main purpose of this custom Management Pack for Hyper-V is to extend the official Management Pack and provide performance monitoring. Note that this management pack is not supported by Microsoft but it was created with the help…

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Happy new year and stay tuned for what is coming with W8 and SCVMM 2012

  2011 is finishing and I am really happy to see how Microsoft Virtualization is being consolidated and adopted by thousands of customers around the globe. 2012 promise to be an exciting year with the launch of Windows Sever 8 and SCVMM 2012 so let me give you 2 recommendations: Be sure to take your…

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New Virtualization PFE blog

  Hello virt community, Today I am happy to announce that a great resource was born few days ago. The World Wide Virtualization PFE team decided to share experiencies and best practices to the Virtualization Community. It’s going to be a nice resource plenty of collaborations of talented people. I am lucky to be one…

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Hyper-V Networking Optimizations part 6 of 6 (Monitoring Hyper-V Network consumption)

On this last post I am going to talk about what counters should be used to monitor the Network performance of your Virtual Machines, your Virtual Switches and your Physical Network Adapters. Performance monitor is a very powerful tool that is included OOB with Windows and can be used to figure out if your Networking…

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