The following great list of resources was compiled by my good friend Roger Osborne. Roger will soon become a regular contributor on Sniper-V providing more great content like the information listed below, thanks Roger!!

 

 

GENERAL HYPER-V LINKS:

 

Hyper-V Update List for Server 2008 R2:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1349.hyper-v-update-list-for-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

 

Hyper-V Update List for Windows Server 2008 (NOT R2):

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=183322

 

Planning for Hyper-V Security:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc974516.aspx

 

Running DCs in Hyper-V (Best Practices):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/virtual_active_directory_domain_controller_virtualization_hyperv(WS.10).aspx

 

Anti-Virus Exclusions KB for Hyper-V:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961804

 

Host Memory - Set Reserve for Host:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualpfe/archive/2011/08/29/hyper-v-dynamic-memory-and-host-memory-reserve-setting.aspx

 

How to enable Windows Server Backup support for the Hyper-V VSS Writer:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2008/08/20/how-to-enable-windows-server-backup-support-for-the-hyper-v-vss-writer.aspx

 

Page File Size:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mghazai/archive/2011/05/26/what-s-the-story-of-pagefile-size-on-hyper-v-servers.aspx

 

 

 

CLUSTER RELATED LINKS:

 

Failover Clusters - Recommended Hotfixes & Updates - Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2545685

 

Failover Clusters - Windows Server 2008 R2 (NOT R2 SP1):

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980054

 

Failover Cluster Links (Many!):

http://ramazancan.wordpress.com/tag/failover-clustering/

 

List of Cluster Hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2008.list-of-cluster-hotfixes-for-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

 

Extending a Microsoft Hyper-V R2 Cluster Shared Volume:

http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2011/08/extending-a-microsoft-hyper-v-r2-cluster-shared-volume/

 

Clustering and High-Availability Blog:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/

 

 

 

NETWORK & NIC TEAMING RELATED LINKS:

 

Network Configuration Guide for Clusters:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff428137(WS.10).aspx

 

Designating a Preferred Network for Cluster Shared Volumes Communication:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff182335(WS.10).aspx

 

Set Network Metrics for CSV network (uses PowerShell):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd446679(WS.10).aspx#BKMK_manageCSVnetworks

 

Microsoft Support Policy for NIC Teaming with Hyper-V

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968703

 

Enable Jumbo Frames on Intel NICs:

http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2012/02/hyper-v-server-enable-jumbo-frames-on-intel-nics/

 

MPIO Setup:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee619752(v=WS.10).aspx

 

 

VM Queue:

 

Using Virtual Machine Queue:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg162704(v=ws.10).aspx

 

Enabling VM Queue:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg162696(v=ws.10).aspx

 

 

 

SCVMM RELATED LINKS:

 

Recommended hotfixes for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2397711

 

 

 

SCOM RELATED LINKS:

 

Recommended hotfixes for System Center Operations Manager 2008 R2:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2009/01/27/which-hotfixes-should-i-apply.aspx

 

 

 

FOR LAB ENVIRONMENTS ONLY:

 

Excerpt From The Road Warriors Survival Guide Part 1 of 2 "The Laptop Build":

http://blogs.technet.com/b/hollis/archive/2012/01/20/the-road-warriors-survival-guide-part-1-of-2-quot-the-laptop-build.aspx

 

Excerpt From The Road Warriors Survival Guide Part 2 of 2 "Networking the Lab":

http://blogs.technet.com/b/hollis/archive/2012/01/23/excerpt-from-the-road-warriors-survival-guide-part-2-of-2-quot-networking-the-lab.aspx

 

Configuring Hyper-V for multiple subnets with only one NIC:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/letsdothis/archive/2012/01/08/configuring-hyper-v-for-multiple-subnets-with-only-one-nic.aSpx

 

Microsoft iSCSI Target Software:

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=19867

 

 

 

DEMOS:

 

Disaster Recovery Cluster Deployment & Demo - Multi-Site Failover Clustering:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/disaster-recovery-cluster-deployment-demo-multi-site-failover-clustering

 

Understanding Hyper-V VLANs:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/adamfazio/archive/2008/11/14/understanding-hyper-v-vlans.aspx

 

 

 

MISCELLANEUS:

 

Convert from Vmware to Hyper-V:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mbaher/archive/2012/04/13/vmware-to-hyper-v-conversion-mvmc.aspx

 

Using Virtual Machine Connection (Stand-alone):

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2008/04/22/using-virtual-machine-connection-stand-alone.aspx

 

Accessing USB Drives in a Hyper-V VM:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/hollis/archive/2012/02/21/accessing-usb-drives-in-a-hyper-v-vm.aspx

 

Disable Disk Write Caching on Domain Controllers:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd941847(v=ws.10).aspx

 

Supported Guest Operating Systems:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794868(WS.10).aspx

 

Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957006

 

RSAT Tools for Windows 7 (SP1):

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=7887

 

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977556.aspx

 

Server Virtualization ROI Calculator:

http://servervirtualization.cloudapp.net/

 

Remote Desktop Connection Manager:

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=21101

 

Virtualization ROI Tool:

https://roianalyst.alinean.com/microsoft/virtualization/

 

Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/cedward/archive/2012/03/07/hyper-v-management-pack-extensions-rtm-released.aspx

 

Script to Recover a Hyper-V Guest

http://blogs.technet.com/b/carlh/archive/2010/12/15/script-to-recover-a-hyper-v-guest.aspx