Revisiting Some Old Posts…

I was reviewing my blog statistics the other day and noticed that a number of my old posts going all the way back to 2008 are still getting a lot of traffic.  A lot has changed since 2008 and while in most cases the information has stayed the same in many cases there are new…

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Customizing The Key Value Pair (KVP) Integration Component

This is effectively and update from one my very old posts Hyper-V WMI: KVP Exchange aka Data Exchange (Retrieving and Modifying Parent/Host KVP’s) which still receives a lot of traffic.  The same code from back in 2008 still works today even on Windows Server 2012 – however with Windows Server 2012 we have introduced a…

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Retrieving the IP Address Of A VM In Hyper-V

This post is to update an old from one 2008 Hyper-V WMI Using PowerShell Scripts – Part 3 (KVP’s – Guest OS Version) – in reviewing that post the most coming inquiry was looking for the guests IP address, well we got that for you in PowerShell now…  With the introduction of Windows Server 2012…

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Live Migration and Storage Migration Without Constrained Delegation Using PrincipalsAllowedToDelegateToAccount

  In my post yesterday (Remote Administration Without Constrained Delegation Using PrincipalsAllowedToDelegateToAccount) I showed how to utilize the new resource-based Kerberos constrained delegation to configure remote administration with Hyper-V over SMB.  The other place that Hyper-V requires constrained delegation for remote management is for standalone live migration as well as for storage migration.  The good…

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Remote Administration Without Constrained Delegation Using PrincipalsAllowedToDelegateToAccount

You may have read my previous posts on remote administration and constrained delegation (Enabling Hyper-V Remote Management – Configuring Constrained Delegation For SMB and Highly Available SMB or Enabling Hyper-V Remote Management – Configuring Constrained Delegation For Non-Clustered Live Migration or Scripting Constrained Delegation Settings) one of biggest challenges people voice over constrained delegation is…

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Expanding Differencing Virtual Hard Disks

With the release of Windows Server 2012 we introduced a new virtual hard disk format known as VHDX.  This new format provided the foundation for a number of features and performance enhancements.  One such feature is the ability to independently expand differencing virtual hard disks without impacting the base or parent hard disk or any…

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Seeing the maximum memory in a guest when configured with dynamic memory

One of the most commonly requested features from customers using dynamic memory was the ability to see within the guest what the maximum memory was configured for.  So with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V servers and with Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 guests we added the maximum memory to the task manager.   -taylorb  

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Leveraging Event Log Messages and Performance Counter Alerts To Automate Hyper-V

A few times I’ve had people ask me about how they automate moving VM’s off of a cluster node based on some type of detected failure or performance issue.  In general my answer is to utilize System Center specifically Operations Manager – many customers I work with take this advice and leverage the management packs…

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Performing Storage Migrations With Move-VMStorage

With all of the new PowerShell cmdlet’s in available for Hyper-V in Window’s Server 2012 the one I personally had the hardest time with was Move-VMStorage.  The Move-VMStorage cmdlet is used to perform storage migrations for Hyper-V virtual machines i.e. moving a virtual hard disk from one drive to another or from one SMB share…

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TechEd 2012–Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Storage Session/Scripts

I hope everyone that attended TechEd had a great time – this was far and away the best TechEd I have personally attended.  I had promised all the scripts from my session and I decided to wait until the recording/slides where available and just do one big post so here it is… Session Recording https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/VIR301…

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