Disk and Networking Concepts in Hyper-V

Hyper-V is Microsoft’s Hypervisor which is shipped as part of Windows Server 2008 Family . In this blog series , I will share my views on Disk and Networking Concepts in Hyper-V .  Hyper-V Server can be managed using tools like Hyper-V manager and SCVMM just like VI Client that is used in vSphere to connect to Host / Virtual Center for management . Installation of Windows 2008 and enabling Hyper-V Role is straight forward and hence will not focus on them . Introduction to Hyper-V : Hyper-V is only available on the Standard, Enterprise and Data Center editions of Windows 2008 x64 and Windows 2008 R2 x64 . Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008 R2 can be installed in either a full installation or Server Core installation. Hyper-V can be added as a role in either the full or server core installation. Please remember that full version of Windows Server 2008 cannot be downgrade to the Server Core version and vice versa also holds good. I personally prefer a Server Core Installation over a Full Installation as resource consumption , management overhead , attack surface and patching would be required less . Virtual Storage Concepts ( VHDs) : Virtual hard disks encapsulate a guest Virtual machine’s hard disk inside of a […]