Set-KCD; configuring Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD)

  In June I posted an article called Configuring Kerberos Constrained Delegation for Hyper-V Management. I covered the concept of Kerberos delegation and evolution into constrained delegation. Obviously, the article was mainly focused on configuring constrained delegation for Hyper-V management in order to be able to manage Hyper-V in a remote fashion. I ended the…

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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…

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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…

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Using native PowerShell cmdlets with Hyper-V in Windows Server “8”

  A couple of weeks ago I was asked to present new features of Windows Server “8” to a group of IT pro’s. Up to that time, I did not plan on doing any serious work prior to the availability of the beta. But the beta would not be available for demos so I had…

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VMC2HV – update for 2008 R2 SP1 available

Exactly one month after my blog post on the work on the updated version of VMC2HV for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, I announce the availability as of today. The tool has several new features, a different UI and many improvements over the previous version. If you want to import your VMC’s from Virtual Server…

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Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Similar to the Windows Server 2008 R2 feature component poster, the Hyper-V poster is a great visual tool to help in the understanding of the key features and components. It highlights key Hyper-V components including: Architecture Virtual Networking Virtual Machine Snapshots Live Migration Storage Interfaces Storage Types Storage Location and Paths Import and Export This…

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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…

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Project Virtual Reality Check publishes second phase of results

In case you missed it last year, PQR and Login Consultants published test results of running Terminal Server workloads on the three major hypervisor platforms: Hyper-V, XenServer and ESX. This week, on Tuesday, they published the second phase of the test results. Again they ran their tests on the latest hardware and latest hypervisors being…

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Microsoft Hyper-V VM State to Memory Dump Converter

In development environments or when debugging a customer issue, it is usually a pain to get a crash dump of an existing VM state. Anton Naumovich from Hyper-V team recently released a tool which can convert a VM saved state to a full memory dump file. This tool enables easier debugging of issues in the…

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