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Designing Hyper-V Solutions by Saurabh Grover

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VHD and VHDX

In Chapter 3, Deploying Virtual Machines, we looked at the various virtual machine files, and briefly looked at the definition of the virtual hard disk files, namely VHD and VHDX. VHD is the old flag bearer for Microsoft virtualization ever since the days of virtual PC and virtual server. The same was enhanced and employed in early Hyper-V releases. However, as a file-based storage that gets mounted as a normal storage for a virtual machine, VHD had its limitations. VHDX, a new feature addition to Windows Server 2012, was built further upon the limitations of its predecessor and provides greater storage capacity, support for large sector disks, and better protection against corruption. In the current release of Windows Server 2012 ...

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