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December, 2008

  • Ben Armstrong

    Why does it take so long to create a fixed size virtual hard disk?

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    If you have ever created a fixed-size virtual hard disk that was larger than, oh - 2GB, you probably noticed that it takes quite a while to create. The reason why this takes so long is that when we create a new fixed-size virtual hard disk we take the...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Sending data from parent to virtual machine via KVP

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    Last week I showed you how to gather information about the guest operating system running in a virtual machine by using the key-value pair functionality of Hyper-V. This week I would like to drill into how to send information from the parent to the virtual...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Being careful with physical disks

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    One of the features of Hyper-V is that you can to connect a physical disk directly to a virtual machine. You can only do so if the disk is "offline" in the parent partition, this is necessary to avoid the data corruption that could occur if two operating...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Enumerating parent KVP data

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    As I mentioned on Tuesday, when you send data to a virtual machine using KVPs they are then stored in a collection on the parent side to be pushed into the virtual machine whenever it starts up.  After sending a KVP you can then enumerate the KVPs...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Must be a hardware problem...

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    Today I spent some time working on a relatively complex virtual machine setup (private domain + App-V server + App-V sequencing virtual machine + SCCM + SCOM).  I had this all running on Hyper-V configured on a server core computer off in another...
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