Create and Configure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

Create New Virtual Machine Let’s go to create the new virtual machine. Type new-vm -vmname test -memorystartupbytes 1GB Create Virtual Hard Drive new-vhd -path “C:\users\Public\Documents\Hyper-v\Virtual Hard Disks\test.vhdx” -sizebytes 20GB -fixed Use the -fixed to determine that your Virtual Hard Drive will be fixed. Because by default use Dynamic Virtual Hard Disk Type. After create the Virtual Hard Disk you will see […]

Read more

Fixing Windows 2012R2 Hyper-V Role Failing At 99 Percent

installing the Hyper-V Role is straightforward on a new system, I have seen couple of scenarios where the Hyper-V role will fail on installation. Scenario conditions are outlined below: Fresh install of Windows 2012R2 Server. All Windows Updates applied then rebooted. Post reboot, Hyper-V Role was installed. Rebooted machine to finalize installation of role Machine begins applying, gets to 99%, […]

Read more

Moving your VM Storage

Use the fantastic tools built-in to Hyper-V 2012 to make it easy to migrate your VMs onto new storage or over to a new host.  Never mess with copying .vhdx or configuration files again. I rebuilt my storage in my test lab, making use of Storage Tiering in Storage Spaces to pool two 64 GB SSDs and one 1.5 TB […]

Read more

Cloning VMs in Hyper-V

It’s a common enough scenario: build one template machine and then mirror that to make a testlab, so you’d think this would be a built-in feature of Hyper-V, but its not. Luckily, it’s not too hard to do once you know how, and I’ll guide you through the tough parts Overall process We’ll be following these steps to get clones […]

Read more

6 Benefits Nano Server Will Bring to Hyper-V

In April 2015, Microsoft announced a new feature available in Windows Server 2016 called Nano Server. It is similar to Windows Server Core mode but remarkably smaller. Apparently there are big plans in store for Nano Server. Jeffery Snover, lead architect for Windows Server, consistently stated throughout the Microsoft Ignite event, “Nano Server is the greatest change to Windows Server […]

Read more
1 2