Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V Best Practices and Tuning

Thanks again to Roger Osborne for compiling a list of some common best practices when deploying production Hyper-V servers. Of course the Hyper-V will run for you right out of the box but depending on your environment, the information below can dramatically increase scalability and performance in your environment, thanks Roger!!   Disclaimer: As with…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Resources

The following great list of resources was compiled by my good friend Roger Osborne. Roger will soon become a regular contributor on Sniper-V providing more great content like the information listed below, thanks Roger!!     GENERAL HYPER-V LINKS:   Hyper-V Update List for Server 2008 R2: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1349.hyper-v-update-list-for-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx   Hyper-V Update List for Windows Server…

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Accessing USB Drives in a Hyper-V VM

Even if you don’t work in a highly secure environment, you likely have a USB stash of utilities just as I do. Sure, I could copy the data from my USB to the VM or host but that takes time and unnecessary disk space or network bandwidth. Instead, I use a method suggested to me by…

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Excerpt From The Road Warriors Survival Guide Part 2 of 2 "Networking the Lab”

Once I got my base image configured – and in order to be a good corporate citizen running my Microsoft IT approved Windows 7 BitLocker image (See Part 1) – I ran into the issue of having to be wired to a network in order to provide Internet access to my VMs. Should your customer…

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Excerpt From The Road Warriors Survival Guide Part 1 of 2 "The Laptop Build”

As I stated in my welcome post, I work pretty heavily with Microsoft Hyper-V and our Datacenter products. Since my work often takes me into very secure places, it can be quite a challenge to demo things like guest clustering, virtual networking, or other virtualization concepts when you don’t have Internet access to reach a…

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Welcome to the Sniper-V Blog!

Since most of my activities revolve around Hyper-V, most of my daily challenges involve getting the most stable, highest performing, and cost effective solutions running in my customers’ environments. As such, you will find on this site random specific solutions that I’ve used to get the “kill shot” and restore peace to the world of…

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