Archive for the tag 'Hyper-v'



Dec 13 2014

Why Compacting Hyper-v vhd Does Not Reduce Disk Size

Published by under Virtualization

You have freed up a lot of space on your hyper-v virtual machine and tried to compact the vhd file but no luck, it doesn’t shrink as much as it should. Here are a few things I tried to optimize disk space:– Defragmentation– Shrink volume from the VM disk manager– Defrag adding the vhd on another […]

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Aug 27 2014

LVS: a Free Load-Balancer for Microsoft Exchange

Published by under Linux

Microsoft Exchange traffic can be load-balanced with Microsoft NLB but it requires to set up 4 Exchange servers for the sake that NLB isn’t compatible with (Exchange) cluster. Most Microsoft guys do not recommend it.Among NLB downsides, Exchange services are monitored with a basic ping, meaning the service is considered to be active even if […]

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Dec 04 2012

Hyper-v “error loading operating system” after running disk2vhd

Published by under Virtualization,Windows

Converting a physical Windows 2003 Server to a Hyper-v virtual machine with disk2vhd tool may throw the following generic error on a black screen on boot:  Needless to say Windows is not even starting.I tried to repair Windows with a 2003 server image, fixmbr, fixboot, and they all failed.The Master Boot Record needs to be […]

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