So you want to get started with (Windows Server 2008 R2) 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.

These webcasts are based on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  I have started a new series on Windows Server 2012 and you can find them here.

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

You don’t need SCVMM for HA or Live Migration, but here’s why you want it!

18. You don’t need SCVMM for High Availability and Live Migration, but you’ll want it!

Adding VirtualCenter to SCVMM

19. How you add a VirtualCenter Server to SCVMM


last updated: July 20, 2012

Until next time!


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