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Hyper-V Cluster Migration 2008 R2 and 2012 (R2) to 2012 R2

Beginning of 2013 I published a post about how to migrate Virtual Machines from a 2008 R2 Failover Cluster to a 2012 Failover Cluster. Today, answering a Forum Question in Technet I looked back at that post: All that

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Posted in Storage, Virtualization, Windows Server 2012 R2

Monitoring Hyper-V Replica on a Failover Cluster

Recently we enabled Hyper-V Replica between two of our Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Clusters. In the first days I was checking the replication of theVMs manually using a PowerShell one-liner. Eventually I got tired of that, so I searched

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Posted in Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2012 R2

Virtual Machine Migration: Cross Cluster – Cross Domain

Hello, today I want to share a challenge and step-by-step solution I had with one quite specific setup. Following the scenario: I have two Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Clusters, in different domains but connected to the same storage. Now I

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Posted in Virtualization

BSOD on Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and Quest Change Auditor

Recently one of our clustered Hyper-V Hosts (with Windows Server 2012 Datacenter installed) was throwing a BSOD in the moment we tried to delete an ISO file from a CSV Volume. After investigation with Microsoft Support, we found out that

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Posted in BSOD, Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2012

Cross-Version Live Migration

… finally an easy way to migrate Virtual Machines accross different versions of Windows Server Hyper-V. The first step towards this was done by Microsoft when giving us the possibility to do a Shared-Nothing Live Migration. Introducing Windows Server 2012

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Posted in Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

Enhanced VM Interaction in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

Think about the installation of a Virtual Machine in one of your Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 Hosts. The mouse is not being captured, you could only copy and paste text from the Host to the Virtual machine (via

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Posted in Server, Virtualization, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 8 Client Hyper-V – VMs Off-Critical

I am running several virtual machines on my laptop using Client Hyper-V. I don’t use them so much, but a few weeks ago I had to recognize that after starting my computer they are always shown as “off-critical”. My search

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Posted in Client, Storage, Virtualization, Windows 8