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PFE Hyper-V Ops Day – October

PFE Hyper-V Ops Day – October

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We ran a Hyper-V day at the end of October, and collated a series of useful links and best practice guidance. Well here we go:

Architecture

Informal Hyper-V Architecture Disucssions

http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-how-it-works-Interview-with-PMs-Part-1/

http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-how-it-works-Interview-with-PMs-Part-2/

http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-Part-3-TAP-and-VSS-Snapshots-Interview-with-PMs/

http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-how-it-works-Interview-with-PMs-Part-4/

http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-how-it-works-Interview-with-PMs-Part-4/

Guest Operating System Support

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794868.aspx

Disk Performance

http://blogs.technet.com/winserverperformance/archive/2008/09/19/hyper-v-and-vhd-performance-dynamic-vs-fixed.aspx

Configuring Virtual Networks

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816585.aspx

Backing up Hyper-V

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2008/08/29/backing-up-hyper-v-virtual-machines.aspx

Server Core

Server Core Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/server_core/default.aspx

Install This Update

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/950050

Install This Update

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/956697

Hyper-v installed image parts:

http://blogs.msdn.com/mikekol/archive/2008/03/27/hyper-v-installation-tricks-part-3-integrated-installation-and-the-beauty-of-the-win6-servicing-stack.aspx

Step By Step

Online at

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753802.aspx#bkmk_deployingservercore

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/longhorn/en/library/bab0f1a1-54aa-4cef-9164-139e8bcc44751033.mspx?mfr=true

Download in Word Document in the Download Center

http://download.microsoft.com/

Performance + High Availability

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Server 2008

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/c/5/9c5b2167-8017-4bae-9fde-d599bac8184a/Perf-tun-srv.docx

Compare Windows 2008 Specs

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/compare-specs.aspx

Integration Components

http://blogs.msdn.com/tvoellm/archive/2008/04/19/hyper-v-how-to-make-sure-you-are-getting-the-best-performance-when-doing-performance-comparisons.aspx

Hardware Requirements for a Failover Cluster

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771404.aspx#BKMK_Hardware_Requirements

Understanding Quorum Configurations in Failover Cluster

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/b18e0ed7-4fa5-463c-bba9-9128faa4c8e9

Validating a Failover Cluster Configuration

http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/results.aspx?bCatID=1291&cpID=0&avc=10&OR=1

Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide: Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732181.aspx

Server Core Configurator

http://www.codeplex.com/CoreConfig

Server Core Commands

http://msmvps.com/blogs/ad/archive/2008/03/27/server-core-commands.aspx

Install Increased Functionality Update

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951308

Install Hotfixes Listed Here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957311/en-us

Managing Hyper-V in the Enterprise

PowerShell Management Library for Hyper-V

http://www.codeplex.com/PSHyperv

Benp PowerShell Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/benp

SCVMM Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/chengw

Deployment and Migrating to Hyper-V

VMC to Hyper-V Tool

http://blogs.technet.com/matthts/archive/2008/09/12/vmc-to-hyper-v-import-tool-available.aspx

Virtual to Virtual Migration

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore/archive/2008/09/19/migrating-to-hyper-v-from-virtual-server-or-virtual-pc-tips-and-suggestions.aspx

Using SCVMM

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/magazine/cc137716.aspx

Converting Physical Machines to Virtual Machines

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc764232.aspx

MAP Toolkit

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=67240b76-3148-4e49-943d-4d9ea7f77730&DisplayLang=en

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