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November 11, 2016  11:29 AM

Hyper-V book

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
book, Hyper-V

I’ve been working with Andy Syrewicze on Learn Hyper-V in a Month of Lunches. Its now available in Manning’s Early Access program (MEAP) 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

November 3, 2016  9:00 AM

New Hyper-V switch on Windows 10

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Hyper-V, Windows 10

My test/lab machine had been running Windows Server 2016 TP 5. With Server 2016 now RTM it was time for a rebuild.  Unfortunately, 2016 RTM carried on from TP5 and decided not to work with my wireless card. Decided to try using Hyper-V on Windows 10 – it recognises the wifi card and is happy...


July 8, 2016  8:37 AM

PowerShell Direct example

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Hyper-V, Powershell, Virtualization, Windows Server 2016

Last week I mentioned PowerShell and how you can create a PowerShell Remoting session to a Virtual Machine that’s running on Hyper-V Here’s an example of it in use: $cred = Get-Credential W16TP5TGT01\Administrator $s = New-PSSession -VMName W16TP5TGT01 -Credential $cred Create the...


February 17, 2015  1:37 PM

Shutting down machines in parallel

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Hyper-V, Powershell

My test lab is a set of virtual machines running on a Lenovo w1510 laptop. When I’ve finished working for the day I want to shut down the virtual machines and the laptop. I may have anywhere between 2 and 8 (or more) VMs running so scripting the shutdown helps a lot. Machines can be shutdown...


February 10, 2015  1:36 PM

Starting VMs based on WSUS state

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Hyper-V, Powershell, WSUS

I use WSUS in my lab to update machines – means I only have to download updates once. The issue is that I have to start the VMs so they can communicate with the WSUS server. WSUS will start to flag warnings if machines haven’t contacted the WSUS server for more than that length of...


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