(Virtually) Everything You Need to Know About Hyper-V

Following on from my post last year on general virtualisation resources, here is a similar one just for Hyper-V.  Enjoy!

Note: Thanks to my colleague, Tushar, who sent some of these links around to our team recently.

Official Hyper-V Web Sites

Hyper-V Homepage

Hyper-V TechCenter

Getting Started with Hyper-V

Top Ten Reasons to Adopt Hyper-V (.docx)

Key Hyper-V Features

Hyper-V FAQ

Hyper-V Release Notes

Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide: Getting Started

Hyper-V Documents and Articles

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Technical Overview (.docx)

Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide: Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

Solution Accelerator Guide: Windows Server Virtualization

Solution Accelerator Guide: Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool

Virtualization and Consolidation with Hyper-V

Hyper-V Installed Help

Quick Migration with Hyper-V (.doc)

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and BitLocker Drive Encryption (.docx)

Configuring Hyper-V for Windows Essential Business Server (.pdf)

Virtualisation and Licensing

Windows Server System Licensing for Virtualization Scenarios

Licensing without Hyper-V

Your Ultimate Quick Reference Resource for Licensing and Pricing (.pdf)

Hyper-V Programming and Scripting

Virtualization WMI Provider

Hyper-V Training and Webcasts


Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Exam 70-652: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring

Hyper-V Related Blogs

Virtual PC Guy's WebLog

John Howard - Hyper-V and virtualization blog

Rob Larson's blog

Virtual Varia

Virtualisation Team Blog


Hyper-V Capable Server Hardware

Hyper-V Discussion Forum

Virtualisation Solution Center

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Hyper-V)

Msdn Technet Powered By Hyper V (.docx)

Infrastructure Planning and Design

Windows Server Virtualization Technologies

Hyper-V Knowledge Base Articles

949222 - Virtual machines that were created on the beta version of the Hyper-V role do not start after the Hyper-V role is updated to a later version

950050 - Description of the update for the release version of the Hyper-V technology for Windows Server 2008

950792 - When you try to enable, disable, or update Hyper-V technology, the process stops responding

951636 - Description of the Hyper-V Language Pack for Windows Server 2008

952627 - Description of the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Management Tools update for the release version of Hyper-V

953828 - The NLB host does not converge as expected on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines

954279 - You are not prompted for credentials after you receive an "Access Denied" error message when you try to connect to a virtual machine from the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V MMC snap-in

954280 - Error message when you try to export a virtual machine on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that uses Hyper-V: "An error occurred while attempting to export the virtual machine"

954281 - After you install Windows 2000 on a virtual machine that is running on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that uses Hyper-V technology, you can only create a maximum startup disk that is 127 GB

954282 - The VMBus device does not load on a virtual machine that is running on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that has Hyper-V installed

954283 - You experience issues after you install Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Integration Services on a Vista Home Premium virtual machine or a Vista Home Basic virtual machine

954356 - After you deploy a Sysprep prepared image, the Hypervisor layer service does not start automatically in Windows Server 2008

954357 - Error message when you use Vmconnect.exe to connect to a virtual machine in Windows Server 2008: "A connection will not be made because credentials may not be sent to the remote computer."

954358 - Virtual Hard Disk (.vhd file) contents may be accessed by all users after you mount the file as a loopback device in Windows Server 2008

954958 - Guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine host