Category: Hyper-V

May 4, 2017
How to Compact and Shrink the Size of a VHD File

By Garth Jones In a recent blog post, How to Expand a Disk within a VM That Is Using a VHD File, I showed you how to expand a VHDX…

April 6, 2017
Reducing the Effects of Endpoint Protection on Hyper-V Server Performance

By Garth Jones Recently, I noticed that one of my Hyper-V test labs consistently had a Disk Queue Length of 5 or more disk read/writes. A disk queue length of…

February 8, 2017
Configuration Manager, Endpoint Protection and Hyper-V

By Garth Jones More and more companies are using Endpoint Protection in System Center Configuration Manager, along with the Hyper-V role, to virtualize computers within their environments. It should be…

February 7, 2017
Notes from the Field: Converting Hyper-V Server to Windows Server

By Garth Jones In a previous blog post I talked about Broadcom NIC issues that cropped-up when I upgraded a Hyper-V Server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. In this…

February 1, 2017
Hyper-V Server Slow? Check Broadcom NIC KB

By Garth Jones The first day after upgrading from Hyper-V 2012 Server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with the Hyper-V role installed, I was in the office early, like…

September 20, 2016
New Feature for Hyper-V

By Garth Jones This blog post has been a long time coming. It started with an open letter to Ben Armstrong. Ben’s one of the Lead Program Managers on the…

August 25, 2016
Why Are My Virtual Machines Slow?

By Garth Jones The other day, I was working on my test SQL 2016 server and everything was “slow.” Since this was a virtual machine (VM), and we all know…

August 12, 2016
How to Shut down VMs and Restart a Hyper-V Server When You Can’t Logon

By Joseph Yedid In yesterday’s post, Please Wait for the Local Session Manager, you may recall that Garth Jones and I had an issue with not being able to logon…

August 11, 2016
Please Wait for the Local Session Manager

By Garth Jones and Joseph Yedid Recently Joseph and I installed a new Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) on one of our Hyper-V servers. As part of this process, we needed…