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Dec 13 2014

Hyper-v vhd Virtual Disk Does Not Reduce

Published by under Virtualization

You’ve 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 tested: Defrag, shrink volume from the VM disk manager, Defrag adding the vhd on another VM as a […]

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Aug 27 2014

Cheap Microsoft Exchange Cluster with LVS Load Balancer

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 […]

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Dec 04 2012

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

Published by under Virtualization,Windows

Converting a Windows 2003 Server to a Hyper-v virtual machine with disk2vhd tool may throw a generic error on a black screen on boot: Error loading operating system   Needless to say Windows is not even starting. I tried to repair Windows with a 2003 server image, fixmbr, fixboot, nothing works. The MBR needs to […]

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