Hyper-V Guest Clustering Step-by-Step Guide

  You might have wondered about how to setup Failover Cluster inside Hyper-V Virtual Machines. As you know, the major element of a cluster is the shared storage piece. Inside Hyper-V VMs, iSCSI is the only supported method of providing shared disks over virtual NICs.   Here are detailed steps on how to create Highly…

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What is CPU Type in SCVMM 2008 R2 VM Processor Hardware Profile?

  If you ever used SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) 2008 R2, you might have notices different CPU Types under the Processor properties of each Virtual Machine or inside Hardware Profiles. You might wonder what these CPU Types are and how they could come into play while Virtual Processor scheduling is actually being handled…

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What is this CPU Usage column in Hyper-V Management Console?

Hi! If you’ve used Hyper-V, you might have seen a CPU Usage column inside Hyper-V Management console for each Virtual Machine (VM). A friend of mine thought this was the CPU usage of that VM, however, when looking at the CPU utilization inside the VM those numbers didn’t match. so, what is this number and…

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Hyper- V Dynamic Expanding or Fixed Size VHD?

  Hi, today I’d like to write about Hyper-V and Virtual Disks. As you know Windows Server 2008 R2’s been released with bunch of enhancements in Hyper-V. One of the improvements is performance increase with Dynamic Expanding virtual hard disks (VHD). Previously on Windows Server 2008 we didn’t recommend using dynamic expanding VHDs in production…

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Error Code 0x8009030e in SCVMM 2008 and Hyper-V Management Consoles when trying to connect to a Virtual Machine

Hello! This morning, I logged into my Hyper-V/SCVMM 2008 server to deploy a new Windows Server 2008 to my Hyper-V server and as soon as I launched SCVMM 2008 console and I kept getting the following error message;                                              Upon clicking the OK button, the error message popped up again and again. Hm… I…

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Extend System/Boot Volume on Windows Server 2008/ Windows Vista/Win7 Beta

  I’m sure the subject of extending volumes and drives due to lack of space or other reasons is still a good subject for IT Professionals who work with Windows Servers or Clients. There are public documents such as KB325590 or the following TechNet articles that talk about how to extend the volume on your…

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