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Move files

Want to move my Hyper-v „data-files“ to a different disk, found options for the virtual disk in settings, but nothing for virtual machines and the rest.

Is there any way with settings, etc. or can‘t I change the original path when creating the virtual machine?

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Move storage having VMS

Hi,

Can anyone guide how to move the storage disks to CSVS if they already have VMS?

Thanks.

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Are Hyper-V VMs more stable on Windows Server vs Windows 10?

Hi all,

I’m running a Hyper-V host on a Windows 10 machine (beefy gaming type PC, 32GB ram, 1TB SSD) and attemping to spin up Windows 10 guests (as differencing disks off a parent disk). The problem is that often VMs start and often get stuck on the boot screen.
I can often restart them and they boot in fine (though not always). I have looked around and none of the obvious problems/solutions seem to help.

If I were to get server class hardware and run e.g. Windows Server 2019 would this boost the reliability of the VMs i.e. fewer if any black screens?

Or should they run just as reliably on my Windows 10 gaming rig and my problem is most likely something else?

Any thoughts appreciated

m

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Not able to mount an iso on vmdvddrive in Windows Hyper-v Server 2016 with powershell

I bought an old dell R710 to learn hyper-v, AD, VMware etc. only about a month ago. I installed hyper-v bare bones on the R710 - Windows hyper-v server 2016. The free version which has no GUI. So I’m learning powershell (ver 5.0) as I go along and I have
the virtual switch installed. I have the VMmachine installed.

I can see the new vm, path, harddrives, dvddrives, etc. with the command:

>get-vm -name anyname | select-object -property *
So all is there. Then I made sure of where the usb drive is by doing a:
>get-wmiobject -class win32_logicaldisk

I see the usb drive on D:
it has the guest os on it (i’m trying to put Windows 2016 Evaluation Edition on the new vm) because I burned it to the usb as an iso file with Rufus 3rd party software. I can boot this on a physical drive because it has a setup.exe but I don’t see an iso file
on it to map to.

Anyway I’m trying to create the virtual dvddrive to boot the usb os as a guest to the the hyper-v Server 2016 host.
My command is:

>get-vmidecontroller -vmname anything | add-vmdvddrive -path D:
Error message : THE SPECIFIED PATH FOR THE DRIVE IS NOT VALID. SPECIFY A PATH TO AN .ISO FILE OR A VOLUME NAME OF THE PHYSICAL DRIVE.

Can someone help me understand why the usb drive won’t boot to the new vm? I’ve googled for a week and I don’t see a consistent set of instructions. Some say mount, some say passthru…..I’m truly confused. A lot of info on WAC and Server Manager but not
much on step by step instructions with Powershell. All help is muchly appreciated!

Stanley7590

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Hyper-V, Windows 2019 Guests network intermittent

I am running one Realtek NIC, on a Windows Server 2019 Datacentre Host machine with 2 virtual machines hanging from this, both running windows server 2019.

Up until recently, there have been no issues with connectivity to the server and we have been running fine. As of an unexpected shutdown on Saturday, we are now able to ping the host with a stable connection, but the guest machines are running
at a 40-60% packet loss continuously.

Steps tried: VMQ Disabled on all machines and adapters Deleting Hyper-V virtual switch Resetting Windows network settings Updating drivers Updating Windows

No settings were changed before it went from working to non-working. Has anyone got any ideas?

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Top 20 articles for vRealize products, December 2019

Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products “Cannot load the users for the selected domain / Error while extracting local SSO users”, Unable to add Active Directory users or groups to vCenter Server Appliance or vRealize Automation permissions Upgrade to vRealize Operations Manager 8.0 fails due to the admin or root account

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2016 Hyper-V Host WBADMIN fails to backup 2012 R2 VM Hard Disks

Hi all,

I have 2 Hyper-V Servers, one running Server Core 2016 and one running Server 2019 Datacenter w/ GUI.

On the 2019 server, all 5 of the VMs are Server 2019 Datacenter w/ GUI.  I back them all up with Task Scheduler running Powershell scripts to a network share on a dedicated backup server (running 2019 Datacenter w/ GUI).  They all work perfectly,
with a variety of schedules and other options including different destinations, etc.  NO problems.

On the 2016 server, there are 10 VMs, 8 of which run Server 2016 Datacenter w/ GUI or Server 2019 Datacenter w/ GUI.  All 8 of these work beautifully with the powershell scripts with wbadmin and task scheduler.  (Same idea as the 2019 server.)

But on that 2016 host server, there are 2 VMs running Server 2012 R2 Standard w/ GUI.  They are not domain controllers, exchange servers, or have any other SQL based applications.  One hosts an encrypted file cabinet program and the other hosts
nothing more than an old version of Quickbooks 2008 as a Remote Desktop web application.  Both of them act the same way with the exact same wbadmin powershell command as the working ones.  They both do the same thing whether it’s run as a scheduled
task or as a direct elevated Command Prompt command or an elevated Powershell command.  They both do the exact same thing whether the command is run as a "Domain Admin" or the dedicated "Backup User" that is used to initiate all the
other scheduled tasks.  They both act the same with different target servers and different shares.  They both act the same whether they are online or offline.

Here is a sample powershell command like what I’m using (it works for all my 2016 and 2019 VMs):

wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:BackupServerBackupShare -hyperv:"ServerName" -vssfull -quiet

(I know the -vssfull is redundant when going to a network share but I don’t want to have to remember to change this part if I temporarily send it to a local destination.)

What happens when it runs on the 2012 R2 servers:

It does the usual "Creating a shadow copy of the volumes specified for backup…" for a few minutes.  Then it says "Enumerating files for (Online)… 10 found" (ALL the ones that work have exactly 18 files, and
never say this ‘enumerating files verbiage… they just move straight to ‘Starting application backup’).  Then it says "Copying files for (Online)…" on one line only (for just a few seconds) with a percentage that will be
somewhere randomly spaced between 0% and 25%.  Then it says "The backup operation successfully completed.  Backup of (Online) succeeded.  Application backup succeeded.  Log of files successfully backed up:  to log file>.  (Examples of log files from successful and unsuccessful attempts below, but the TL;DR version is that the backup completes successfully but just plain doesn’t even try to backup the actual Virtual Hard Disks, like they aren’t even there.)

But of course, the "successful" backup set is always roughly 150-250 MB and doesn’t include ANY data at all. You know how if you dig into the folders you see the virtual hard drive file that is essentially the size of the data on the server VHD. 
Then if you mount that and look inside it, you see the actual backup of the VHD?  Well… what I’m left with is a 150-250 MB VHD that if I mount it and look inside it, there is no virtual hard drive with the data.  It’s just not there.

Some notes:  Both 2012 R2 servers are completely up to date and working perfectly otherwise.  Both are generation 2 and have SCSI controllers (not IDE).  One of these VMs is 670 GB and the other is only 21 GB, so size doesn’t seem to matter
(also, I have another VM that’s 2 TB on that same server and it has no problem, so having enough free resources isn’t the issue.)  The event viewer doesn’t show any errors at all, because, like it said above, it thinks everything succeeded perfectly.

I’ve googled my little heart out and come up with dozens of postings and forums talking about generic fixes for wbadmin problems, and while I can’t list everything I’ve tried here, it’s been quite a bit.  I just haven’t been able to find something specific
enough to 2012 R2 on a 2016 host to get me where I’m going… which makes me think this is not a typical problem people face. Somebody out there has to have seen this right?  I feel like it’s going to be an easy answer like, ‘you can’t do that, stupid’
or ‘check this box, silly’ but I haven’t found it.  Also, for various reasons, upgrading these servers to newer operating systems is out of the question for the next year or two.

Successful Log File Example (from one of the working 2016+ VMs):

Backed up V:
Backed up V:Snapshots
Backed up V:Snapshots397F9C6A-9CFE-44D0-8D4F-5A17D4175090.vmcx
Backed up V:Snapshots397F9C6A-9CFE-44D0-8D4F-5A17D4175090.VMRS
Backed up V:Virtual Hard Disks
Backed up V:Virtual Hard DisksSLC-AD-02_Disk_2-AutoRecovery.avhdx
Backed up V:Virtual Hard DisksSLC-AD-02_Disk_2.vhdx
Backed up V:Virtual Hard Disksslc_ad_02_disk_1-AutoRecovery.avhdx
Backed up V:Virtual Hard DisksSLC_AD_02_Disk_1.vhdx
Backed up V:Virtual Machines
Backed up V:Virtual Machines5FA4A6CE-38C8-4977-ADFE-0EB1AECB5F96.VMRS
Backed up V:Virtual Machines5FA4A6CE-38C8-4977-ADFE-0EB1AECB5F96.vmcx
Application backup
Writer Id: {66841CD4-6DED-4F4B-8F17-FD23F8DDC3DE}
   Component: 5FA4A6CE-38C8-4977-ADFE-0EB1AECB5F96
   Caption     : OnlineSLC-AD-02
   Logical Path: 

*—————————-*

Log file from a 2012 R2 attempt (that obviously didn’t work, you’ll notice the lines where the VHDs should be listed between ‘Virtual Hard Disks’ and ‘Virtual Machines’, is nothing more than a carriage return: 

Backed up V:
Backed up V:Snapshots
Backed up V:Snapshots426E2E7F-CA17-4C36-A744-A2FEE4A21C25.vmcx
Backed up V:Snapshots426E2E7F-CA17-4C36-A744-A2FEE4A21C25.VMRS
Backed up V:Virtual Hard Disks
Backed up V:Virtual Machines
Backed up V:Virtual Machines99C9F76D-5BC9-4CEF-96E7-450123D4DE66.VMRS
Backed up V:Virtual Machines99C9F76D-5BC9-4CEF-96E7-450123D4DE66.vmcx
Application backup
Writer Id: {66841CD4-6DED-4F4B-8F17-FD23F8DDC3DE}
   Component: 99C9F76D-5BC9-4CEF-96E7-450123D4DE66
   Caption     : OnlineSLC-RDAPP-03
   Logical Path: 

*—————————-*

EVEN MORE DETAILS:  I went and tried including every combination of -include:c: -systemState -allCritical, etc. but all of those switches (of course) backup the specified resource for the hyperv host server, not the VM, and it works perfectly, but it’s
obviously not backing up what I want.  It looks like it’s just plain failing to find the VHDs on the 2012 R2 VMs so it just backs up the VM component without the disks and then gives itself a pat on the back for job well done and heads off to its favorite
pub for a mid-strength beer.

The even crazier thing:  IT USED TO WORK!  I have VM backups of these machines from 5 days ago from that same server to a different destination (before we upgraded the backup destination server) that worked perfectly.  So, just to prove the
theory that the destination was somehow the problem, I hooked up the old backup server and tried to send it back to the destination where it worked successfully 5 days ago… and it does the same thing now… a backup with no virtual hard disks.

So to sum up:  It worked for all machines.  I added a completely different destination server and replaced the scripts with a version with a few extra lines of house-keeping for moving old backups out of the way before the new one runs, and changed
the destination share.  It works for all 2016 and 2019 servers, never worked right for either 2012 R2 VMs after the new scripts and destination.  I tried sending it back to the old destination with the old script… and now that doesn’t work either. 
Tried rebooting 2012 VMs and the host server, no change.

WHAT AM I MISSING???

Any help is appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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Best solution for HA for single application runnung on Server 2019: 2 servers and 2 iscasi targets

I’m looking for possibility to configure HA based on Windows Server 2019 running on bare metal, for one single application. I have 2 physical servers running on bare metal and 2 iscasi storage devices. The application has to run outside of the active directory
and it has it’s own user authentication.  The application running on MS SQL.

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New KB articles published for the week ending 19th January,2020

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New KB articles published for the week ending 12th January,2020

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