Part 4 – How to Setup a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2008

I was talking to one of my partners that has spent a lot of time with VMWare and I was showing him some of the capabilities Hyper-V had to offer.  When I showed him how easy it was to setup a virtual machine in Hyper-V and he was impressed.  He told me that setting up…


Part 3 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Setting up a Virtual Machine Network I’ve already created one screencast to talk about setting up a Virtual Machine on Hyper-V here, so I’m going to spend this session on Hyper-V networking.  There have been a lot of questions around the networking in Hyper-V and I’m going to talk time to walk through the Internal…


Part 2 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Installing the Hyper-V Role This is part 2 of our discussion on setting up the Hyper-V role on your Server 2008 server.  Keep in mind that Hyper-V shipped after after Server 2008 RTM’d, so you need to install the Hyper-V RTM update.  I recommend you let Windows Update bring your server up to date on…


Part 1 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Configuring the BIOS for Hyper-V How many times have you said “I’d love to learn how to use Hyper-V, but where do I start?”  Start here!  I’ve started a series on Hyper-V that begins with how to configure your server, and then moves step by step all the way through how you can setup a…


Which version of Hyper-V should I choose?

I’ve talked to a lot of partners about Hyper-V, and the same question always comes up.  Which version of Hyper-V should I choose?  We have a page that lays out the differences between the different versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Microsoft Hyper-V Server.  I’ve included the chart below, if you click on…

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Hyper-V Live Migration between Processor Generations

I’ve talked before about the fact that we cannot Live Migrate from an AMD CPU to an Intel CPU or vice-versa, but what about Live Migrating from an older Intel CPU to a newer Intel CPU?  I’m going to show you a Live Migration from a three year old Intel Xeon 5050 CPU to a…


Live Migration doesn’t work (from an Intel to AMD CPU or AMD to Intel)

I’ve mentioned this before, but I wanted to show you the error you receive when you try to Live Migrate from an Intel CPU to an AMD CPU.     Of course, it isn’t any better if you try to Live Migrate from an AMD CPU to an Intel CPU.  Here’s that error message: As…