Hyper-V

Upgrading the VM configuration version in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

In the earlier versions of Hyper-V host, after you have upgraded your Hyper-V host to a new operating system, VMs configuration version will be upgraded automatically as the Hyper-V host as soon as you moved the virtual machine. With Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V host will not automatically upgrade VMs configuration version. Instead, upgrading is now a manual process. With rolling […]


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Hyper-V

Configuring an anti-virus protection and exclusions on Server Virtualization Hyper-V Host

This is one of the most common discussions on the Internet (blogs and communities) about whether a Hyper-V Host really needs to have antivirus software installed. According to the book “Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform” by Zahir Hussain Shah, the author highly recommends installing antivirus software with exclusions on Hyper-V Host.


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Hyper-V

Implementing Virtualization Software Hyper-V Backup and Recovery with the Windows Server Backup (WSB)

The Windows Server Backup (WSB) is the built-in feature in Windows Server 2012 and is not an enterprise –wise backup solution. The WSB supports backing up virtual machines on stand-alone hosts and clustered hosts with CSVs. With the improvements in the Windows Server 2012, administrators can select backup and restore virtual machines (VMs) on the same Hyper-V Server. For medium […]


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Hyper-V

Creating a Private Cloud and Deploying Virtual Machines with App Controller

In the previous article, we have completed connecting App Controller to SCVMM server. In this article, we will configure creating a private cloud and deploying virtual machines with App Controller. A private cloud is a cloud, where an organization manages their own infrastructure, resources and assets in the organization’s data center. So, private cloud has complete control over the cloud […]


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System Center 2012 VMM

Cloning a Virtual Machine in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

Cloning a virtual machine is an alternative way to deploy a new virtual machine (VM) with an exactly same copy of identity and associated configuration files and installed software as the original VM. Cloning a VM can be useful for the purpose of creating backups of existing VMs, testing and creating VMs templates. During the cloning process, no modifications occur […]


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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Deploy a new Virtual Machine from a Virtual Machine Template in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

In the previous article, we have created virtual machine template from an existing VMs. Here, we will create a new virtual machine from a template to enable the standardized and accelerated deployment of VMs from a known configuration source and speeds up the deployment process, as compared to specifying each configuration item individually.


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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Creating a Virtual Machine Template From an Existing VM in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

A virtual machine template is a master copy of a virtual machine used to create new virtual machines that have a consistent set of configuration settings. Virtual machine templates can be created from existing VMs, virtual disks and other templates. A virtual machine template is a library resource that contains following components associated with them:


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System Center 2012 VMM

Creating a Guest Operating System Profile in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

In System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), a profile is a library resource that contains specifications that can be applied to a new virtual machine or a virtual machine template. A guest operating system profile is a collection of operating system settings that we use during a virtual machine deployment. We can create guest operating system profile to ensure standard […]


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