Two Node Hyper-V cluster with Open-E storage

Hi Guys this guide will help you to build a new Hyper-v Cluster with windows server 2012R2 MS failover cluster 2012 R2; The failover cluster can have maximum of 64 nodes in a cluster Can have a maximum of 8,000 virtual machines per cluster and each host can have 1024 VMs. Prerequisites Install windows server 2012 R2 data center edition on host servers and configure the … Continue reading Two Node Hyper-V cluster with Open-E storage

Kerberos Authentication in Active Directory

The Kerberos version 5 authentication protocol provides a mechanism for authentication — and mutual authentication — between a client and a server, or between one server and another server. Rather than transmitting user actual password over the network, Kerberos operates with a series of tickets.  When you sit down at your workstation and press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on and enter your credentials, your machine begins … Continue reading Kerberos Authentication in Active Directory

Identify Hyper-V VM by worker process if VM is hung on Starting/Snapshotting/Stopping

It’s easy to restart a running VM from Hyper-V Manager but when you have a situation where a number of VM’s running on a production server and you are not able to do this from the Hyper-V manager. In this case you can make use of VM worker to restart the VM without affecting any other Virtual machines. For each VM running on Hyper-V would … Continue reading Identify Hyper-V VM by worker process if VM is hung on Starting/Snapshotting/Stopping

Configuring MPIO in Windows Server 2012 R2

We are going to configure a Hyper-V server to use an iSCSI target space for storing the VM files. Since the VM’s are loading from the remote storage it’s very crucial to have a high input/output operations over the network without any breach in latency. Here we are going to provide three paths for Hyper-V host to reach the storage server which will be working … Continue reading Configuring MPIO in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hyper-V 2012 R2 Generation 1 vs Generation 2 VMs

  In earlier versions of Hyper-V, It was not possible to boot a virtual machine from a SCSI virtual hard drive .It was also not possible to copy files from host to virtual machine without having a network connection in the virtual machine . In virtual machines running 2012 and earlier, the Hyper-V BIOS only supported legacy drives such as IDE controller and legacy network … Continue reading Hyper-V 2012 R2 Generation 1 vs Generation 2 VMs