So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here! – In Summary

By now you’ve seen my multi-part series on Hyper-V. I will keep this posting current so it can serve as a single list of all of my screen casts on Hyper-V and the supporting products.

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008

1. Configuring the BIOS for Hyper-V

2. Installing the Hyper-V Role

3. Setting up a Virtual Machine Network

4. Creating a Virtual Machine

5. Setting up a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Cluster

6. Placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Cluster

7. A Look at Quick Migration

Windows Server 2008 R2 – Hyper-V updates

If you are just getting started with Hyper-V. The sessions on Server 2008 still apply. The first 6 sessions will guide you through setting up your Hyper-V environment and are pre-requisites for the following sessions on the R2 improvements. Session 7 (Quick Migration) is less important with the release of Live Migration, but Quick Migration is still available in R2 as a migration solution.

8. What's New in R2 - Part 1

9. What’s New in R2 – Part 2

10. Live Migration

System Center tools

These next two sessions cover the System Center Virtual Machine Manager and how it can help manage your Hyper-V hosts and Virtual Machines.

11. An Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

12. SCVMM R2 and the Power of Templates


13. NIC Teaming with Hyper-V

14. Live Migration doesn’t work (from an Intel to AMD CPU or AMD to Intel)

Microsoft Hyper-V Server (the free one)

I am very pleased that I’ve finally been able to get these sessions recorded. These two sessions walk through setting up two Microsoft Hyper-V R2 servers and then a Hyper-V R2 cluster. Honestly, I was surprised at how easy it was to setup the Hyper-V servers without the GUI. SConfig.cmd is a huge improvement over the setup tools provided in the original release of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server. 

15. Setting up the Microsoft Hyper-V Servers for High Availability and Live Migration

16. Hyper-V Server – How to setup a High Availability Cluster with just one copy of Windows Server 2008 Part II


17. Hyper-V Live Migration between Processor Generations

last updated: February 20, 2010

Until next time!


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