Hyper-V

Altaro Hyper-V Backup – Free Forever

Altaro Hyper-V Backup is a powerful backup solution 100% built for MS Hyper-V.  Making it easy to back up and restore Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. With practical, powerful features such as offsite backup, remote management capabilities and Exchange item level restore, it’s never been easier for administrators to manage backing up Hyper-V VMs, without breaking […]

CSV Free Space SQL Query

CSV Free Space Query, execute this script against your OpsMgrDB (Operational) to return results for Cluster Shared Volumes Free Space. Very useful if you want to create a report for CSV Free Space similar to the Disk Free Space Report. Below is a screenshot of the information displayed when using the query to create a […]

Virtualization Visio Stencil

For all of you who have been looking for virtualization/hyper-v stencil, I’ve posted a new stencil I made. If you have suggestions for new icons, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

Windows 2008 Server Core Command Line Reference

This document contains a conveniently formatted source of command line syntax for Windows Server 2008 Core, and includes both RTM and R2 commands. It started out as a convenient source for my own reference, but after sharing with a few colleagues, they suggested I share.In any event, it makes for a handy offline reference if […]

System Center Virtual User Group meeting #7 Recording available

Another great meeting last week. I wanted to thank the Speakers Omid Abdollahpour for his Hyper-V talk, Morgan Holm for his insight to the Bridgways Virtual Machine MP, and finally, Raphael Burri and Pete Zerger for the Advanced MP Authoring in the R2 Console talk. The live meeting recording is now available for download. Time […]

System Center Virtual User Group meeting #7 Recording available21511

Another great meeting last week. I wanted to thank the Speakers Omid Abdollahpour for his Hyper-V talk, Morgan Holm for his insight to the Bridgways Virtual Machine MP, and finally, Raphael Burri and Pete Zerger for the Advanced MP Authoring in the R2 Console talk. The live meeting recording is now available for download. Time […]

VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool

by Matthijs ten Seldam, VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool, VMC2HV for short, imports the configuration from a Virtual Machine Configuration (VMC) file. Both Virtual PC and Virtual Server use VMC files to store the hardware and other properties of a VM. It reads the VMC file and maps all relevant properties to those for a Hyper-V VM. […]

Hyper-V Host & Guest Maintenance Script

Powershell script prompts user for SCVMM Server and Hyper-V host and then 1) Marks Hyper-V host as unavailable for placement and 2) Takes a snapshot of all VMs on host and labels as “Checkpoint Before Hotfix Application” Designed to be run from the SCVMM Administrator Console (right-click launch from Library)

Create VM from Template SCVMM Powershell Script

This reusable Powershell script will create a new virtual machine from an existing VM template in any SCVMM library. Requires SCVMM 2008 Powershell extensions. Script has 3 required parameters. Run with no parameters and syntax will be echoed to the screen. Be sure to add a license key and administrator password to your template first! […]

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