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Book Review: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform

I just got the opportunity to read a new book and want to share some thought about it with you guys so you may  take a look on it.  The book is well structured and provide excellent start for anyone that want to be enterprise ready for Windows 2012 Hyper-V . I will go through main points and brief for the book. Hope it provide good start for who is interested

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform

The book starts with classic start ..What is Virtualization ..okay looks classic but if you want to understand more about those big world like virtualization and cloud you should go through this start.  You will understand about Server, Network and Storage virtualization… Then a good jump to the big hunt “Microsoft Hyper-V”.

This part is well defined and even target starters and advanced people giving Insight into Hyper-V architecture and Networking with Hyper-v, Performance with overview for Hyper-v features.

After covering fundamental concepts of Hyper-V Now You are ready  to start Planning, Designing, and Implementing Microsoft Hyper-V, Chapter 2 provides necessary knowledge to start deploying and building your virtual environment . 

Chapter 3 is all about Hyper-V Replica, Okay this is smart choice since it is one of the booming feature for Hyper-V in Windows 2012. You will be able to understand, Design  and build your Hyper-V replica Virtual Machine once you finish it.

Chapter 4,5,6 is about Hyper-V Networking ,PowerShell and storage. targeting more advanced users and administrators . Although the book is doing great in these chapters but I wish I could see more information in networking part.

Chapter 7 covers management for Hyper-v environment with Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager. A very good read if you need a good push to start playing with VMM.

Chapter 8,9 about mobility and Security for Hyper-V, Personally I like the content for Hyper-V security .

Last Chapter is about Backup and restore for virtual environment.

Overall I found the book interesting and would be great useful for anyone who decide to work with Windows 2012 Hyper-V. So enjoy reading it

Uninstall VMM Agent Server Core with WMIC

February 5, 2013 2 comments

After Upgrade our VMM server from VMM 2012 to SP1 we need to upgrade AMM Agents on all hosts, One of the hosts refused to upgrade through VMM and asked us to remove old version before upgrade

Using Core Configurator did not add too much, So I decide to use WMIC to uninstall VMM agnent


1. Open a command prompt.

2. Type WMIC and press Return. You will see a prompt that looks like this: 


3. At the new prompt, execute the following command:

    product get name

This will generate a list of installed applications.

4. At the prompt, execute the following command:
product where name="Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Agnet (x64)" call uninstall

5. When prompted, input “Y” to confirm that you wish to uninstall the application and press Return.

The application will be uninstalled.


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January 9, 2013 Leave a comment

The Hyper-V momentum continues and Microsoft commitment to interoperability pays off again. Today, Red Hat announced the release of RHEL 5.9 which includes the Hyper-V Linux Integration Services built-in.

From the press release, Red Hat touts the included Hyper-V drivers:

New Virtualization Capabilities and Flexibility in Multi-vendor Environments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 enhances the operating system’s usability in multi-vendor environments by introducing Microsoft Hyper-V drivers for improved performance. This enhances the usability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 for guests in heterogeneous, multi-vendor virtualized environments and provides improved flexibility and interoperability for enterprises.

Great Big Hyper-V Survey is back

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Aidan Finn, Damian Flynn and Hans Vredevoort the Great Hyper-v MVPs Smile  have composed a new Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2012 and they would kindly ask your assistance in promoting the survey.

Last year’s survey was really interesting and several hundred people answered their questions and give more deep information for how Hyper-v is doing. This year the focus is on the new features in Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012, so it is time to collect some new data.


It will take like 15 min so do not miss it

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