Differencing Disk or Snapshot Parent/Child Chain

  Hyper-V differencing virtual hard disk (VHD) is an interesting and sometimes very useful subject in virtualization world. As a matter of fact Snapshot AVHDs are also differencing virtual hard disks. My favorite scenarios for using snapshots are stateless VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), training VMs and short term test labs. Differencing VHDs provide us with…

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What’s the story of Pagefile size on Hyper-V Servers?

  This question comes up frequently. So, how do we size the pagefile on Hyper-V host servers and how about Virtual Machines? Here’s the all you should know; Paging File Configuration within the VM Proper paging file configuration is vital to the way DM performs DM requires that the VM have a PF So how…

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Case of Hyper-V Role install issue

  In this post, we’re going to look at an issue that was happened when I was teaching a Hyper-V R2 class few weeks back. Students were experimenting Hyper-V Role installation options using Server Manager Console, DISM.exe, ocsetup.exe and ServerManager PowerShell Module. After reboot, we noticed that one of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Full…

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