License key management for virtual machines running in Hyper-V will become automatic in R2. This is definitely a nice and welcome feature..
One feature with any good virtualization solution should have the ability to make your VMs mobile. With VMware the feature is called vMotion and with Hyper-V it’s Live Migration. When your just using the Hyper-V manager and you need to do a live migration from one system to the next you would have to log into the actual host (hyper-v server) that’s running the VM that you wanted to move.
Just in time for Christmas and the New Year the long awaited SP1 for System Center 2012 is available. At least to those of us on Technet and MSDN. I’m a bit late on sending this out since it’s been available on Technet since the 20th of December. It boggled my mind that Microsoft would release their flag-ship operating systems Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 without there being a supported means of managing them. The management piece is just as important as the operating system for an enterprise.
So lets configure NIC Teaming in Powershell now.
I’m not sure about anyone else but I’m really over hearing how big of a VM a vendor can create or the promise of 1 million IOPS. This really became annoying while sitting in a presentation about Microsoft’s latest version of Hyper-V but VMware, you also think the size of your “V” M is what really matters. So I wonder at what point does size NOT matter for the typical customer?
The last part I’m going to cover in this series is how to install the Hyper-V role on server core system. This can be done a few different ways so I’ll show how to do it using powershell and how it can be done using Server Manager from a remote system.
In this post we continue with setting up and managing the Hyper-V server core system. Now in order to manage the server core system remotely we need to install the Hyper-V management tools on another server that has a GUI.
In this part after the installation we can give the system a hostname, ip address and configure DNS. This will all be done from the terminal and powershell. After you have logged into the system with the administrator account here is the process to follow.
So now with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 available, I figured it would be nice to do a step by step setup and install of getting Hyper-V up and running. The focus here is really to show how you would get Hyper-V setup using the manual installation method. I’ll also show how you can use powershell to configure the server core system. In the end I’ll have a system that ready to configure and run virtual machines. This is only the getting started basics so I will not be showing storage setups, clustering, etc. To keep the post short I will be splitting the process up.
Mitch Tulloch has updated his free ebook on Windows Server 2012 based on the RTM version of the software. This free ebook has much valuable information on the new Windows Server 2012 operating systems platform. It includes both “under-the-hood” information concerning how features work, and strategies, tips, and best practices from experts who have been working with the platform during product development.