Category: Hyper-V

May 22, 2018
Upgrade to the Latest Altaro VM Backup

Similar to most Microsoft MVPs and other senior IT consultants, I have a Hyper-V lab to simulate client environments. This is also where I test out the latest versions of…

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

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 file in logical…

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

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 one or more…

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

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 noted that in…

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…