How to create a Complete Memory Dump of a running or hanging Virtual Machine (VM) on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

Pre-requisites : 1) Download and install “Debugging Tools for Windows” onto the Hyper-V Server. Debugging Tools for Windows is a part of Windows SDK. Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8.1 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/desktop/bg162891 2) Download and copy livekd.exe to the following directories. LiveKd v5.31 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897415.aspx C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Debuggers\x64> C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Debuggers\x86> 3) Open…

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Most misunderstood Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 Feature

One of the most misunderstood feature in Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 is the cross migration of Virtual Machines from one Hyper-V Failover Cluster to another Hyper-V Failover Cluster or from one Standalone Hyper-V Host to a Hyper-V Failover Cluster. Cross migration capability is provided by Hyper-V and the Failover Clustering feature of the Windows…

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