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 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 that brings back P2V functionality, you can now safely upgrade your VMM infrastructure to 2012 R2.
Q: I am still running Windows Server 2003 on physical machine, can I convert it to 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!