Configure Hyper-V vSAN

One of the best features in Microsoft Windows Server 2012/R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012/R2 is the ability to connect a VM directly to your Fiber Channel Storage Array. This feature is called Virtual HBA or vSAN. In order to get this feature working we need to follow a couple of …

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Install Operating System in your Base Virtual Machine

In this post we will install the Windows 2012 R2 Operating System on our BaseImage Virtual Machine. This will help us to create multiple virtual machines later from a single image. 1. In the Hyper-V Manager, select the VM created in the previous step. Ex: BaseImage and click settings. 2. …

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Create a Base Virtual Machine in Windows 8.1 Client Hyper-V

Now we have your Client Hyper-V installed and the network configured. The next step is to create a virtual machine so you can use it as a template. We will go thru the process on creating your first virtual machine. 1. In your Hyper-V Manager Application, Right Click in your …

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Configure Network for Windows 8.1 Client Hyper-V

In this post I will go thru the steps to configure the network for your Windows 8.1 Client Hyper-V. This is needed so your VM’s can connect to the network. 1. Open your start screen and look for the Hyper-V Management Tools group. And click Hyper-V Manager   2. Click …

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Installation of Windows 8.1 Client Hyper-v

In this quick post, I will go thru the steps to install Client Hyper-V via Powershell. In this way you can have a script ready and install it on all your computers. 1. Query your computer for the Hyper-V feature. Get-WindowsOptionalFeature –online | ? {$_.featurename –like “*Hyper*”} You can see …

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TechEd 2013 Storage Related Sessions

Last week in New Orleans , Microsoft presented their new solutions based on Windows Server 2012 R2.  Microsoft message to their customers is that they can deliver enterprise class storage with commodity hardware.  Tiering, caching, optimization for the commodity hardware. Transform the Datacenter with Server and Management Innovations from Microsoft  …

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Create Highly Available Virtual Machine

After configuring your environment and VM’s you will need to add them to the failover cluster. In order to add the VM’s to the cluster follow these steps: In the Server where the VM is running, open a PowerShell window with administrator rights. Execute the following command to add the …

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How to deploy a VM from a Template

In this tutorial we will deploy a VM from an existing VM VHDX. Now let’s deploy a VM based on template. In the Hyper-V Manager screen Click Newà Virtual Machine Select a name for the VM. Select the amount of memory for the server or Use Dynamic Memory for this …

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