Configuring Kerberos Constrained Delegation for Hyper-V Management

  Managing Hyper-V can be done in several ways; using Hyper-V Manager, using System Center Virtual Machine Manager and, of course, using PowerShell. As a best practice in any management scenario, you manage a service from a remote machine. Whether this is a workstation running Windows 8 or a Remote Desktop Services server running Windows…


Live New Parent in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

  In several presentations and various documents we mention the feature “Live New Parent”. In all cases we mention the feature in a comparison table. Nowhere do we explain the feature or go into a little bit of detail on what it is. Today I ran into a situation where I used it and thought…


Managing Hyper-V Replica from PowerShell

  Hyper-V Replica One of the new virtualization features of Windows Server “8” is Hyper-V Replica. This feature addresses the disaster recovery aspect of your IT information system. In this post I will go into more detail of this feature; what it is, the targeted scenarios, how it works and how to use/manage it from…


Installing, configuring and managing Hyper-V Server “8” Beta

  With the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server “8” Beta, we have also released Hyper-V Server “8”. I have always been a huge promoter of Hyper-V Server and have always recommended to deploy Hyper-V Server in any scenario. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 was based on the Windows Server 2008 R2 Core…


How many VM’s in a Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 cluster? – Update

Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering, which is a standard component of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, is changing the support statement for the maximum number of Virtual Machines (VM’s) that can be hosted on a failover cluster. Originally it supported a maximum of 64 VM’s per node. As of June 8th 2010 we changed this…


Deploying Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on USB Flash Drive

I have shown this at presentations several times now; Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 operating from UFD. People often asked for a copy of the drive or a how-to-guide to make this work. Although totally unsupported, you can now configure a UFD with Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 yourself. See here for full details.   If you…


Using Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 for VDI

When configuring a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure using Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2, you need the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host role service. Enabling that on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system with the Full UI  is rather straightforward. But I could not quickly find what to enable on Hyper-V Server. As we clearly…


‘Missing’ network adapters in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

When you choose option 8 in sconfig you may notice that sconfig lists fewer network adapters than there are actually physically available. It is also possible that sconfig shows no network adapters at all. Although it may not be obvious, there is a simple reason behind this. Sconfig only shows ‘active network interfaces’ by running…


How many VM’s in a Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 cluster?

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 fully supports clustering. With the addition of enterprise features it has become the ideal virtualization host amongst all Microsoft platform offerings; Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter), Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. A virtualization host supports a maximum of 384 VM’s. However this is not the case when the host…


Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is RTM

Na Windows Server 2008 R2 en Windows 7 volgt nu ook de gratis server virtualisatie host in de R2 release. Nieuw ten opzichte van de RC release is de boot-from-flash mogelijkheid die hardware-leveranciers kunnen gebruiken om een geïntegreerde server-virtualisatie host te bieden. Zie verder hier voor alle details.