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How to Install or Disable Hyper-V in Windows 10

Learn about the hardware and software requirements of installing Hyper-V in Windows 10, as well as its many administrative or daily task uses Read the post here: How to Install or Disable Hyper-V in Windows 10 … [Read more...]

Can Windows Server Standard Really Only Run 2 Hyper-V VMs?

A misunderstanding of licensing terminology and a lot of tribal knowledge has led many to believe in a limitation with standard edition - let's clear it up Read the post here: Can Windows Server Standard Really Only Run 2 Hyper-V VMs? … [Read more...]

Understanding Windows Server Virtual Machine Licensing

A clarification of Windows Server 2016 license stacking behavior for physical systems with CPUs that contain 8 or fewer cores Read the post here: Understanding Windows Server Virtual Machine Licensing … [Read more...]

Understanding the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel

Learn all about the new Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release option and evaluate how it will affect your deployment plans Read the post here: Understanding the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel … [Read more...]

Nano Server AMA with Andrew Mason from Microsoft – Q&A Follow Up

Revisit Altaro's Nano Server webinar with Andrew Mason from Microsoft. Check out the recording and the top questions that were asked by the audience! Read the post here: Nano Server AMA with Andrew Mason from Microsoft – Q&A Follow Up … [Read more...]

Hyper-V and the Small Business: Sample Host Builds

Eric compiled three hyper-V sample host builds to assist system administrators with storage, memory, cpu and network components of hyper-v hosts. Read the post here: Hyper-V and the Small Business: Sample Host Builds … [Read more...]

42 Best Practices for Balanced Hyper-V Systems

Last year, Nirmal Sharma wrote a fantastic article on this blog titled 23 Best Practices to improve Hyper-V and VM Performance. This sparked up a very lively discussion in the comments section; some were very strongly in favor of some items, […] Read the post here: 42 Best Practices for Balanced Hyper-V Systems … [Read more...]

Microsoft Server Licensing in a Virtual Environment Revisited

Late last year, we published an eBook about licensing Microsoft server operating systems in a virtual environment. This was followed up with a webinar by Thomas Maurer and Andrew Syrewicze. Toward the end of that session, they took some questions. Since […] Read the post here: Microsoft Server Licensing in a Virtual Environment Revisited … [Read more...]

Choosing a Management OS for Hyper-V: Hyper-V Server

For the server edition of Hyper-V, you have a choice in management operating systems. You can use the free, no-GUI Hyper-V Server or you can use the full-fledged Windows Server. This will be the first of two articles in which […] Read the post here: Choosing a Management OS for Hyper-V: Hyper-V Server … [Read more...]

Virtual Machine Guest Licensing and Hyper-V (2012 & 2012 R2)

Read the post here: Virtual Machine Guest Licensing and Hyper-V (2012 & 2012 R2) … [Read more...]