Thanks to Microsoft® and to all IT Pros who attended my presentation today at the Microsoft Dubai Office TechDays#1 focused on Hyper-V Server best practices and top functionalities. The feedback was awesome
We discussed various Hyper-V features, top functionalities, and best practices, including 13 live demos. The topics discussed are the following:
- What’s new in the CloudOS?
- Planning and Rolling out Hyper-V Hosts
- Top Hyper-V Functionalities and Architecture Patterns
- Deployment Options and Common Mistakes
- Secure your Private Cloud and Hyper-V Security
- Protect your Hyper-V Environment with Failover Clustering, Hyper-V Replica, and Azure Site Recovery.
At the end of this article, I’ve included a downloadable copy of the session deck 168 slides
For folks who asked the following offline questions, here are the answers:
Q: Can we convert a Linux physical machine to a virtual machine? A: Unfortunately not, here is the full list of the supported physical machine conversion to Hyper-V.
Q: We are still running System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 because we need the P2V functionality, but VMM 2012 does not support Hyper-V 2012 R2. A: Thanks to Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 which brings back P2V functionality, you can now safely upgrade your VMM infrastructure to 2012 R2.
Q: I am still running Windows Server 2003 on a physical machine, can I convert it to a virtual machine with MVMC 3.0? A: First of all, Windows Server 2003 will rest in peace on July 14th, 2015, therefore you should start planning your migration very soon if you didn’t start already… Second, if you still need to migrate physical Windows Server 2003 to Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 does not support Windows 2003, the alternate option is to use Disk2vhd v2.01 by Sysinternals. Disk2vhd supports Windows Server 2003 and higher.
Download a copy of this deck for offline review.
Until the next Know Your Tech session…
Enjoy your day!