Virtualization


Fixing a Virtual Machine that's Stuck in a Saved State

There are a few reasons why a VM might be placed in a saved state, but the most common is that it needs to be backed up. Here's how to fix this.

Microsoft Previews New Windows Container Image for Windows Server

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a preview of a new Windows Server container image, which is available for testing by Windows Insider Program participants.

How Much Space Do You Get by Shrinking a Hyper-V VHD?

The answer lies in Hyper-V's Edit Virtual Hard Disk Wizard. Here's a walk-through.

Azure Kubernetes Service Now Commercially Available

The Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) reached "general availability" status on Wednesday, and can now be commercially used in 10 Azure regions.

What To Do When Hyper-V Runs Low on Disk Space

The obvious solution (add more physical storage) is usually easier said than done. Here are some short-term fixes that can buy you some time -- and reveal some pockets of spare storage you might not know you had.

How Microsoft Is Building Windows Server and Service Fabric To Address Developer Needs

Microsoft experts on Windows and Azure responded to a few questions post-Build about how the company has been simplifying the developer experience, from spinning up containers to tapping microservices.

How To Perform a USB Passthrough in Hyper-V

If you're familiar with how to access a USB device from inside a VMware environment, be aware -- the process isn't quite as seamless as it is in Hyper-V. Here's how to do it in Hyper-V at the host and client levels.

Microsoft Readying Kubernetes on Azure with New Developer Perks

Microsoft announced during this week's Build Conference that its Azure Kubernetes Service, formerly known as "managed Kubernetes on Azure," will reach general availability status "in the next few weeks."

Red Hat Bringing OpenShift Container Orchestration to Microsoft Azure

Red Hat and Microsoft offered a progress report on their collaboration efforts this week and promised to deliver a preview of Red Hat OpenShift on Azure "in the coming months."

Taking a Better Look at Hyper-V Private Networks

Private virtual networks are the most secure virtual network because they never communicate with the Hyper-V host or with the physical network. But what exactly happens when you create one?

Containers: The Future of Database Infrastructure?

Databases usually lag behind other servers in moving to new architecture, but containerization brings enough major improvements to convince even the most old-school DBAs.

Azure Container Instances Now Commercially Launched

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" of Azure Container Instances, a serverless runtime that's designed to make it easier for developers to spin up containers on Microsoft's public datacenter infrastructure.

Hyper-V Predictions for Windows Server 2019

For starters, don't be surprised if Microsoft takes an axe to Server Manager in favor of Project Honolulu.

Exploring CPU Groups in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V, Part 2

Microsoft's CPU Groups tool lets you group CPU resources, cap resource consumption, and bind individual VMs to the group. Here's how.

Exploring CPU Groups in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V, Part 1

Microsoft lets Windows Server 2016 users allocate CPU resources at a much more granular level than before. To get started, here's an overview of basic CPU topology.

Microsoft Previews New Remote Desktop Web Client

Microsoft published documentation on Wednesday showing how to deploy a new browser-based Remote Desktop Web Client that's available for testing at the preview stage.

The Changing Face of IT Monitoring

The goal of IT infrastructure and application monitoring solutions must be more than to provide insight into IT operations. Here's what to look for.

The Assumptions Hyper-V Manager Makes on Your Behalf

Some of these assumptions are perfectly valid for most situations, but others -- despite Microsoft's best intentions -- are a bit more puzzling.

Azure Migrate Tool Now Available To Plan VMware Virtual Machine Moves

The Azure Migrate tool can now be used by organizations to help plan moves of their on-premises virtual machines and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

Hyper-V: Revisiting the Chicken and the Egg Paradox

It's not 2008 anymore; go ahead and virtualize all of your domain controllers.

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