Blewis Session 2 Hyper V Ultimate Test Network

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Blewis Session 2 Hyper V Ultimate Test Network

  1. 1. Hyper-V Building the Ultimate Test Network Presented by Brian Lewis IT Pro Evangelist Microsoft Corporation Blog http://MyThoughtsOnIT.com
  2. 2. Agenda  Disk2vhd  TechNet Subscriptions  Virtual Hard Disks (VHD’s)  Virtual Networks  Snapshots
  3. 3. Disk2vhd  Free Windows Sysinternals Tool  Captures Online operating systems  Can run from GUI or Command Line  Runs on XPSP2, Server2003 SP1 and higher. (Including x64 systems)
  4. 4. Demo Disk2vhd Capture
  5. 5. TechNet Subscriptions  Full Version Software  No Limits No Time bombs  2 Free Support Incidents  Built for Testing Slide 5
  6. 6. Demo TechNet Subscription OS Downloads
  7. 7. Virtual Hard Disks  VHD is the common Virtualization format  Supported on Virtual PC, Virtual Server and Hyper-V, and Boot To VHD.  OS/Applications/Data in a single file.
  8. 8. VHD Types  Dynamically Expanding  Fixed Size  Differencing
  9. 9. VHD Sources  Build them from scratch.  Microsoft VHD Test Drive Program  Migrate VHD’s from VPC or VS  Import them from other Hyper-V Servers  Capture a physical machine
  10. 10. Migrate A VHD from Virtual PC or Virtual Server  VHD format is portable  Remove Virtual Machine Additions first!  Create a New Virtual Machine  Add an existing Virtual Hard Disk “DO NOT IMPORT!”
  11. 11. Import/Export VHD’s  Use the Export and Import tools in Hyper-V  In order to import an .exp must be present  No moving VMs after import
  12. 12. Demo Working with VHD’s Migrate a VHD Import a VHD with a differencing disk. Export a VHD.
  13. 13. Virtual Networks  Internal  External  Private  Bridging Wireless Adapters
  14. 14. Demo Creating Virtual Networks Bridging Wireless Network Adapters
  15. 15. Snapshots  Point in time snapshot of a VHD  Stored as AVHD file type.  Can be structured into hierarchical trees  Can be imported and exported
  16. 16. Demo Working with Snapshots
  17. 17. Summary  Hyper-V is a great base for building a testing environment!  TechNet Plus is a great source for Operating Systems and Applications.  VHD format is very flexible.  Disk2vhd makes captures free and easy.  Snapshots make moving from point in time to point in time very easy.
  18. 18. Resources for Hyper-V Building the Ultimate Test Network  TechNet Library  Hyper-V getting Started Guide http://technet.microsoft.com/en- us/library/cc732470(WS.10).aspx The Best Virtualization Tools http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en /us/resources.aspx
  19. 19. Call to Action Windows 7 Product Downloads (Beta + Trial)  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701660 Windows Server 2008 R2 Downloads  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701664 ForeFront Downloads  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701668 System Center Downloads  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701672 System Center Virtual Machine Manager Downloads  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701676 HPC Downloads  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701680 Create Azure Account  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701620

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