Hyper-V ActiveX RDP Control

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/02/03/hyper-v-activex-rdp-control.aspx’; The Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters project have just put up the sample code for a Hyper-V ActiveX RDP control, available here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/ddc/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3833 What this allows you to do is to create a Remote Desktop connection directly to the virtual machine (not to the guest operating system) in exactly the same… Read more

Windows Server Performance Team: Increase VMBus buffer sizes to increase network throughput to guest VMs

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/02/02/windows-server-performance-team-increase-vmbus-buffer-sizes-to-increase-network-throughput-to-guest-vms.aspx’; The Windows Server Performance team have done a really interesting post on how to optimize network performance inside of virtual machines by increasing the size of the VMBus buffers used by our network adapters.  They also do a very good job of explaining the causes and implications of performance issues around virtual… Read more

Hyper-V VM State to Memory Dump Converter

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/02/01/hyper-v-vm-state-to-memory-dump-converter.aspx’; Today Anton – from the Hyper-V development team – released the Hyper-V VM State to Memory Dump Converter tool. What this tool does is allow you to take the saved state files from a Hyper-V virtual machine and convert it to the memory dump format that is used by the Windows debugging… Read more

NVSPBind and NVSPScrub

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/01/28/nvspbind-and-nvspscrub.aspx’; Earlier this week, John Howard alerted the world of the availability of “NVSPBind”.  This is a handy command line tool that allows you to edit the network protocol bindings on a virtual network adapter (note, it does not work if you are not using virtual networks).  This is very useful if you… Read more

Hyper-V virtual machines do not start after using Startup Repair

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/01/19/hyper-v-virtual-machines-do-not-start-after-using-startup-repair.aspx’; Over the weekend, I attempted to reconfigure some of the drives in my Hyper-V server at home.  Note that I said “attempted”.  I ran into hardware issues and ended up having to revert back to my old configuration – but somehow in all of this – I broke my system disk. Specifically… Read more

MED-V Administration Video Series

tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/01/18/med-v-administration-video-series.aspx’; If you have been wondering where I have been, I have been on holiday for the last four weeks, visiting friends and family in sunny Australia.  But now I am back in cold, rainy, dark Seattle – so I should have plenty of time to get blogging. Just before I went off… Read more