18 mars 2010

Fixing Hyper-V Virtual Machines sticking at 6% starting

A while ago I noticed that when I started virtual machines on Hyper-V on my laptop – they were taking just over a minute to start.  Looking at the Hyper-V management console showed that for most of this time the virtual machine was sitting at “Starting (6%)” under the status column. After a bit of investigation I discovered that this was the result of a known issue.  When this happens the cause is usually because there is a problem with Hyper-V finding a valid certificate.  To give a bit more context: When you... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2009

Booting Hyper-V R2 off a USB stick

A while ago we announced that Microsoft Hyper-V Server R2 would support booting off of a USB flash device.  We have now provided detailed documentation on how to set this up.  Even cooler than booting Hyper-V off of a USB device – is the fact that what we are doing is booting a VHD with Hyper-V installed on it off of a USB device: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee731893(WS.10).aspx If you are like me – you will probably think: “Cool! I have to check that out!” And then after looking over that page you will... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2009

vSphere ESXi on a USB memory stick

The procedure has not changed much since ESXi 3.5 but I thought I would document it anyway. A lot of people seem to end up here by googling “USB ESXi vSphere”. Here you go: First get the following tools: 7-Zip(Free), WinImage(Demo) Download the ESXi ISO (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-4.0.0-164009.x86_64.iso) Open the ISO with 7-Zip Open “image.tgz” with 7-Zip Browse to “\image.tgz.temptar\usr\lib\vmware\installer\VMware-VMvisor-big-164009-x86_64.dd.bz2\” Extract “VMware-VMvisor-big-164009-x86_64.dd” Open... [Lire la suite]
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