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New Altaro Webinar: Get an insight into #HyperV vNext with Hyper-V MVP Aidan Finn & Microsoft Sr.Technical Evangelist Rick Claus, hosted by MVP Andy Syrewicze!
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Secure your #Hyper-V hosts, their visitors, and basic administrations from gatecrashers and malware via +Packt Publishing - bit.ly/15V2WVe
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Today Microsoft announced support for Deduplication in System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). To use Deduplication together with System Center Data Protection Manager you have to meet the following criteria: The Server running System Center Data Protection Manager must be virtualized. DPM Server has to use Windows Sevrer 2012 R2 The Hyper-V Sever where the DPM VM is running on has to be Windows Server 2012 R2 System Center Data Protection ...
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New Altaro eBook and a live webinar coming up presented by none other than MVP Thomas Maurer, both on Microsoft Licensing for Virtual Environments. Check it out!
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New #Powershell script to help you find orphaned #HyperV VM files, by Eric Siron
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Export #Hyper-V Configuration Using #PowerShell: http://bit.ly/1EHli90
This helpful PowerShell function lets you export or backup the configuration for select virtual machines on your Hyper-V server.
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Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V is a virtualization platform that has helped organizations of all sizes realize considerable cost savings and operational efficiencies. With industry leading size and scale, Hyper-V is the platform of choice for you to run your mission critical workloads. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 greatly expands support for host processors and memory. It now includes support for up to 64 processors and 1 terabyte of memory for Hyper-V guests, a new VHDX virtual hard disk format with larger disk capacity of up to 64 terabytes, and additional resilience. Using Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V, you can take advantage of new hardware technology, while still utilizing the servers you already have. This way you can virtualize today, and be ready for the future.
 
We are receiving following error while creating VM in Windows Server 2008/2012 with Hyper-V:

"Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [path] for pass [specialize]. The answer file is invalid".

This error is intermittent and solved itself after some hours. We are fetching VM templates from same server and never touch them.

Any help would be highly appreciated.
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+Chris DeCarlo Thanks for reply.. Template is untouched since long, we had created number of machines with same product key. Changing the Product key would work? Thanks again.
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Are you looking for ways to improve your #HyperV environment? Here's 42 best practices to help you out!
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Ok Hyper-V gurus, question:

If I have two HV hosts in a cluster, and one goes down, my HA VM's all reboot on the remaining host. Awesome. 

When the failed HV host comes back online, how do I get the VM's that moved to automatically live migrate back to the original host? 
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What? I just saw that again on my 2012 R2 cluster!
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Back in October Microsoft released the first public Windows Server Technical Preview for the next release of Windows Server. At TechEd Europe Bed Armstrong, Principal Program Manager on the Hyper-V team at Microsoft, talked about a couple of new features which are coming in the next release of Windows Server Hyper-V. This is a quick list of some of the new features we will get in the next release of Windows Server Hyper-V, there is a lot more com...
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Lately it seems as if my Hyper-V server is painfully slow to apply a snapshot. I select a checkpoint and apply it. Hyper-V then shows the VM as saved but it never starts it up again. I thought it might be because there is some lengthy merge running, but when I query WMI for Hyper-V jobs I don't see anything.  Host is Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. There is about 47GB of free space on C:\.  Any ideas?
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Does anyone know of issues in trying to create a differencing disk where the parent is used in a Gen2 VM? I can create the differencing disk, add it to a new Gen2 VM and it will boot, but there are disk errors and reboots failed.  It shouldn't make a difference that the parent and difference disk are in the same folder should it?
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I guess I wasn't paying attention. I created the differencing disk and made it the same size as the parent and everything now works as expected.  I thought I have created differencing disks in the past that were smaller than the parent but perhaps not.  Or maybe it makes a difference you are using the disk from a Gen1 (usually IDE) or Gen2 (SCSI).
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This Wednesday (1/14/2015) Pete, Mike and I will be teaming up for the first time ever for a presentation on how to automate management of your Hyper-V environment. It’s not often that you get three MVP’s with this much System Center background and diversity working together on one session. If you are interested in how …
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When you install and configure Windows Azure Pack (WAP) you will have set your install user to the administrators list in Azure Pack, so you can login to the Azure Pack Admin Portal. If you want to use other users you can add them via PowerShell. To add a domain user or group to the Windows Azure Pack Admins you can use the following PowerShell commands. Of course it does make a lot of sense to create a security group in your domain, where you ad...
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Is DPM or WSB supported for hyper-v server 2012?
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hello, if you want backup VM, you have to use DPM, it backup VM, files and system state. And it is supported
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Cette semaine je viens d'installer un cluster hyper-v.

La config:
       - 2 Serveur HP DL360p 2xE5-2650v2 96Go Ram
       - 1 Baie MSA P2040 ISCSI 10Gb
       - 1 NAS Synology pour la sauvegarde des VM et stocker la bureautique
       - La sauvegarde du NAS se fait sur disque externe pour externaliser
       - Le tout alimenter par un onduleur HP 3000 R/T

Technologie utilisé:
       - MPIO ISCSI 10Gb (Double chemin en attachement direct)
       - Cluster Hyper-V 2012 R2

Les performances sont spectaculaires !! Avec des débit en écriture à plus de 1Go la seconde ! Et tout ça sans couper la production du client.
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VT Technology Management Utilities for Hyper-V (vtUtilities) are an easy to use all-in-one suit that provides out of the box solution for setting up and maintaining virtualization environments based on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

vtUtilities are easy to download, deploy and use, don't require expensive hardware, eliminate the need for System Center, Virtual Machine Manager and RSAT, can be used to manage Hyper-V from Windows 7 and Windows 8 and support all recent versions of free/core Hyper-V Server (Hyper-V Server 2008, 2012, 2012 R2).

Advantages of the vtUtilities

Local GUI to manage Hyper-V on Server Core and free Hyper-V Server.

GUI for replication, live migrations, VHDX, virtual Fibre Channel adapters, file system views and operations.

GUI allowing connecting to the VM console 

GUI for virtual network management including the management of virtual connections and bindings.

Support for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 as well as Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2.
 
Local and remote management of Hyper-V Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 from Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Local and remote management of all past Hyper-V versions from a single application.

Easy access to Hyper-V event logs and VM jobs history.

Real time monitoring of Hyper-V host and guests.

Support for Hyper-V Server 2012 R2:
Generation 2 virtual machines.
Virtual hard disk and storage quality of service.
Hyper-V Replica enhancements including support for extended replication.
Hyper-V virtual networking enhancements.
 
Whether you're a novice or an experienced administrator, you'll need management tools to simplify your daily tasks. VT Technology Management Utilities for Hyper-V (vtUtilities) are an easy to use all-in-one suit that provides...
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