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Hyper-V Overview

Introduced soon after the launch of Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V is Microsoft's virtualization technology that forms the core of a family of products that compete directly with VMware's suite of virtualization offerings. While Hyper-V was initially considered to be a less capable product that VMware's virtualization platform, Microsoft has aggressively updated the product with several updates, and Hyper-V is now widely considered to be feature competitive with VMware.

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Recent Hyper-V Articles

Proximal Data AutoCache Review

By Aidan Finn - July 23, 2014

Aidan Finn takes a look at Proximal Data AutoCache, a product that boosts read performance of virtualization storage for Hyper-V and vSphere.

Why Blade Servers are the Wrong Choice

By Aidan Finn - July 21, 2014

Considering the purchase of blade servers for your IT department? Aidan Finn argues that blade servers are the wrong choice for today's data center.

Controlling SMB Multichannel in Windows Server 2012 R2

By Aidan Finn - July 18, 2014

Our two-part series on SMB 3.0 and SMB Multichannel concludes with a discussion of smart SMB design, SMB Multichannel constraints, and SMB bandwidth limits.

Managing SMB Multichannel in SMB 3.0

By Aidan Finn - July 16, 2014

In part one of this article series, Aidan Finn shows how to design and manage SMB Multichannel in SMB 3.0, which is a data protocol that is available in Windows

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Boot a Hyper-V Virtual Machine from a USB Drive

By Peter De Tender - January 21, 2013

Can't get enough virtualization? Learn how to boot a Hyper-V VM to a USB drive in this tutorial by IT pro Peter de Tender.

How to Import Hyper-V Virtual Machines from a Backup

By Jeff Hicks - November 5, 2012

Learn how to import Hyper-V virtual machines using Hyper-V Manager and Powershell with this helpful tutorial by Jeff Hicks.

How to Export Hyper-V Virtual Machines

By Jeff Hicks - October 18, 2012

We're back to backups! Jeff Hicks shows how to export Hyper-V virtual machines using PowerShell and Hyper-V Manager.

Hyper-V Backup Tools: New and Improved

By David Davis - July 2, 2012

While there are many backup tools out there, they aren't all created equal. In this post, vExpert David Davis goes through the various types of backup tools

Moving a Virtual Machine Between Hyper-V Hosts

By Daniel Petri - November 1, 2010

Daniel outlines 3 possible solutions for migrating a virtual machine between Hyper-V hosts. He discusses minimizing downtime of the VM and limiting the effect

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