Monthly Archives: April 2019

Expanding a fixed VHDX file – Is data preserved?

I want to expand a fixed .VHDX.  It’s currently 2 TB and I want to make it 3 TB.  I would edit the VHDX with the Edit Wizard in the Settings for the VHDX.  Will the data remain safe?  Could anyone approximate how long it will take?

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HyperV VirtualSwitch – Adaptername

HyperV server 2016 Core

I changed the names of the networkcards  (4x onboard)

When i checked it with 

Get-NetAdapter ill see everything correct

Name: Port1

Now i like to create a virtualswitch in HyperV manager 
Ill choose an ExternalSwitch , and theni have to choose the network adaptor
There ill see :
Intel Gigabit Network Controller
Intel Gigabit Network Controller #1
Intel Gigabit Network Controller #2

and not the names ill see on the server with powershell
In the windows admin center - devicemanagement - networkcard , ill see also the correct names, 
there is no place to find that "intel" name on the server… 

what do i have to change to see the correct names in the virtualswitch creator?


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Hyper-V on Windows 10 (1903) – how to set default configuration version?

Hyper-V on Windows 10 (1903) - how to set default configuration version?

I have upgraded my Windows 10 from 1809 to 1903.

I have several VMs running under Hyper-V with configuration version 9.0.

Using the command Get-VMHostSupportedVersion I receive the following output: 

Name                                                      Version IsDefault
—-                                                      ——- ———
Microsoft Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2                      5.0     False
Microsoft Windows 10 1507/Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 6.2     False
Microsoft Windows 10 1511/Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 7.0     False
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5         7.1     False
Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update/Server 2016       8.0     False
Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update                      8.1     False
Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Server 1709     8.2     False
Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update/Server 1803        8.3     False
Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update/Server 2019      9.0     True
Microsoft Windows 10 April 2019 Update/Server 1903        9.1     False

So there is a new 9.1 configuration available, but it’s not set as default. How can I change to 9.1 as default?

I am also unable to upgrade my existing VMs from 9.0 to 9.1, using Update-VMVersion .

Windows tells me that I am already on the maximum supported version for my VM, so why is there a 9.1 config if it is not available for an upgrade?

Please help!

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Difference between deployed rd license server and rd license server in deployment properties?

In a very simple windows 2012 r2 RDS server there are two setting which seem almost the same. If someone could explain the difference that would be helpful.

Both are accessible from the RDS Overview panel.

#1 is found in the Deployment Overview panel where there is a RD Licensing icon. If one adds a RD License Server via that icon, the server will appear in the adjacent Deployment Servers list.

#2 is exposed via Tasks list when you choose Edit Deployment Properties. The four deployment properties that are exposed there include an entry for RD Licensing, which allows you to again specify the FQDN for a RD License Server and to choose between licensing
per device or per user.

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having trouble trying to connect a vm server and a vm win10 for learning purposes.


novice here,so bare with me as I’m not fluent yet in all the technical therms and aspects.

i recently started learning for a mcsa certificate,

in class we use vmware; i make a windows10vm and a server2012 VM,

i assign the server an ip from the range i see in the subnet address(VMware-virtual network editor)

i set up ADDS,DHCP,DNS on the server and in "edit/virtual network editor"",i put both the sever and the win10  on a VMnet-nat and use local DHCP to distribute ip addresses.(i think it was nat,maybe local host?)

i try to do the same with hyper-v but having issues,i guess i didn’t fully understand how those switches work.

i added an internal switch and put both the machines on it, but when using ipconfig, i see i get different range of ips for both the server and win10 and i wasn’t able to have the server distribute an ip to the win10vm nor connect to its local domain with

i get these kind of ips:169.254…  saw it was apipa - not sure what that means.

I’d appreciate the help.

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New KB articles published for the week ending 20th April,2019

VMware Horizon Remote Desktop connection with NLA is not supported in Horizon View Date Published: 16-Apr-19 VMware NSX for vSphere Can’t assign new user role in NSX Manager Date Published: 18-Apr-19 NSX Controller Certificate flagged on Security/Audit Scan flagged as bad certificate Date Published: 15-Apr-19 Mellanox Onyx, NSX Hardware VXLAN Gateway, version 3.7.1200, NSX 6.4.4

The post New KB articles published for the week ending 20th April,2019 appeared first on VMware Support Insider.

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Hyper-c role is not installed on the destination host.


I am trying to use the following command but it failed with error message:

Measure-Command { New-VHD -Path E:TestVHD-50GB.vhdx -Size 50GB -Fixed}

Error message:

PS C:UsersAdministrator> Measure-Command { New-VHD -Path C:ClusterStorageVolume11.vhdx  -Size 50GB -Fixed}
New-VHD : The Hyper-V role is not installed on the destination host. Add the Hyper-V role on that host and then run this cmdlet again.
At line:1 char:19
+ Measure-Command { New-VHD -Path C:ClusterStorageVolume11.vhdx  -Size 50GB -Fi …
+                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [New-VHD], VirtualizationOperationFailedException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Vhd.PowerShell.NewVhdCommand


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New KB articles published for the week ending 13th April,2019

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Virtual Disk Development Kit Best practice for Linux proxy VM configuration in HotAdd transport Date Published : 10-Apr-19 VMware ESXi ESXi host may crash with a PSOD - Spin count exceeded - possible deadlock with PCPU Date Published: 11-Apr-19 VVOLs are inaccessible after moving to another vCenter Server or refreshing CA certificate Date Published: 9-Apr-19

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Microsoft Admin Center and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2


Microsoft Admin Center states it supports Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and I must upgrade to Powershell 5.0+.

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 ships w/ 4.0 and fails to upgrade to 5.0 or above.

It state the OS is not supported.

Any ideas? I can’t find anything about this searching online for the past 2 hours…

Thank you!

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HyperV Checkpoint/ Snapshot errors for Backup

Hi, we have recently created a Hyper-V server but after a few days of use we can no longer take backups. If we restart the VM the checkpoint still fail but if we restart the
host they begin to work again. Is there a way of releasing whatever process is using the file so we can take checkpoints for backup again? I’ve attached a screenshot of the error.

Is there an easy way to find out what process is using the avhdx checkpoint file and can this be deleted to allow the checkpoint process to run. Also the VM does not show it has
any checkpoints in the HyperV manager so assume these are created as part of a backup process.

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