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February, 2008

  • Ben Armstrong

    Mounting a Virtual Hard Disk with Hyper-V

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    You can mount a virtual hard disk under the parent partition with Hyper-V and a simple script: VBScript: Option Explicit   Dim WMIService Dim VHDService Dim VHD   'Specify the VHD to be mounted VHD = "F...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V, Virtual Machine CPU usage and Task Manager

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    A number of people have asked me about the fact that the CPU usage reported on the Hyper-V Management console does not match the CPU usage reported under task manager.  The answer to this is fairly complicated - so I thought it would make a good...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V Terminology

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    Well, I just realized that I had dived into talking about how to do things with Hyper-V without first taking the time to orient you on some of the terminology used.  So I would now take the time to correct that.  Note that many of these terms...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V and slow guest OS installation

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    I have seen a number of reviews and comments about the fact that while Hyper-V virtual machines appear to be quite fast once they are up and running - operating system installation seems to take quite a while.  The reason for this is relatively easy...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Booting Hyper-V VMs off of iSCSI?

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    Recently there has been some confusion over whether it will be possible to boot Hyper-V virtual machines off of iSCSI. I would like to clear this up with a strong statement of "No, but yes!" :-) Okay - now for the longer answer. Hyper-V virtual...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V and Power Management

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    When you enable the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2008 support for sleep / hibernate will be disabled.  The reason for this is that supporting these features on a hypervisor based system is incredibly complicated - and Hyper-V is designed to run...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Warheads on Virtual PC 2007

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    Wow, it has been far too long since I posted about gaming and virtualization...  So today I would like to talk about Warheads.  This is a wacky little game released by Ionos Interactive and Total Play in 1997.  It is basically a version...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtualization Clustering and Processor Compatibility

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    Generally speaking I try to pretend that the rest of the Internet does not exist, and just happily talk about my technology. However when I find members of my own team confused about statements made on others blogs / news sites I guess I am compelled...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V Scripts and User Account Control

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    Last week I posted a bunch scripts for interacting with Hyper-V and a couple of you have contacted me about issues running these scripts on systems with User Account Control enabled.  By default 'Administrators' are only allowed to access the Hyper...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Some Random Links

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    Sorry for the dearth of posts - I have been rather busy lately.  As such I thought I would quickly throw out some nice links. My colleague - John Howard - has done a great series of posts on using Terminal Servers Gateway + Terminal Services Web...
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