Tag: Failover Clustering

Live Migration Network Configuration Guide

Microsoft has released a configuration guide on how to set up networking cards in a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster with Live Migration.  There’s been a bit of confusion on this topic for those who are new to Hyper-V and failover clustering.  It hasn’t been helped with various failover clustering posts making recommendations that…

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Can You Install Hyper-V in a VM?

The answer is sort of.  Strictly speaking it is possible.  You can indeed enable the Hyper-V role in a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  I’ve done it on both OS’s on both VMware Workstation 6.5 and on Hyper-V.  Logically this means you can deploy Hyper-V Server 2008 and…

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How W2008 R2 Live Migration Works

Let’s recap the different types of migration that we can get with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Quick Migration: Leveraging Windows Failover Clustering, a VM is treated as a clustered resource.  To quick migrate, the running state is saved to disk (hibernating the VM), the disk failed over to another node…

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