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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

Clustered Hyper-V Virtual Machine Prioritization

By Aidan Finn - September 18, 2014

Aidan Finn shows how to leverage Windows Server Failover Clustering priority to manipulate and order failover of highly available Hyper-V virtual machines.

Resource Metering in Hyper-V

By Aidan Finn - September 17, 2014

Aidan Finn shows us how to measure the usage of host resources by virtual machines by using resource metering in Hyper-V.

Using VMware vApp

By Melissa Palmer - September 12, 2014

In her first post for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, VMware vExpert Melissa Palmer explains what VMware vApp is, how useful a vApp can be, and how to create one.

Boot a Hyper-V Virtual Machine Using PXE

By Aidan Finn - September 9, 2014

Aidan Finn shows us how to boot a Hyper-V virtual machine off of a network by using the preboot execution environment (PXE).

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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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