O'Reilly logo

Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Summary

There are many advanced features in Hyper-V that you can leverage to optimize virtualization infrastructure deployments. If you are going to create complex testing, support desk, or user-training scenarios, use differencing disks and virtual machine snapshots to enable quick provisioning of new virtual machine configurations with the ability to roll back to the baseline state. When you need to reduce the size of NTFS-formatted dynamically expanding disks, use defragmentation prior to using the VHD compaction tool to minimize the size of compacted virtual hard disks. You must use a precompactor before compaction for a non-NTFS formatted VHD. Hyper-V provides external, internal, and private networks to enable a wide-range of network configurations ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required