Apr 7, 2009

Hyper-V introduction, Installing-Configuring-Snapshots

Hi Every one,

In this article I'll show you how to install ,configure and install your first virtual machine in the New Technology driven by Microsoft Hyper-V.


You will need windows server 2008 64bit which means your processor must support 64 bit operating system "Intel XD bit or AMD NX bit and supports data execution protection".

Most of us has dual core processor and doesn't know that it can easily support 64 bit but the most important thing when talking about virtualization is does your processor supports virtualization or unfortunately not to .

You need to test your processor for virtualization support before you can start with this Article, to do this just follow up the next steps.

From Intel web site download and install Intel® Processor Identification Utility

If your results was like mine you are now ready to start with hyper-v

So do hyper-v have more in the box ?

Actually I'll not tell you all the features in this Article at last it still just ignition in your hyper-v start.

But I'll show you the most important feature which based on the Microsoft shadow copy service ,this Feature is virtual machine Snapshots.

Snapshot can easily understood as a full system capturing at a moment ,The very interesting thing that you can have a lot of snapshots and which the virtual machine can be a windows clean installation in one of them and domain controller in other one and then it's exchange server at the last one.

You can navigate between these snapshots easily and faster than you can imagine Now it's time to let you see this by example.

The next photo shows you how to centralize the snapshots location for the working virtual machine.

Well, the example will base on two folders first will create folder1 then will take a snapshot for the virtual machine and then will create the folder2 and apply the snapshot.

As you saw in this example the snapshot applied successfully and the folder2 deleted from the desktop ,This process takes 3 seconds which is traffic.

I'll let you think about the benefits you can get from a feature like this.

This technology is fully integrated with your windows networking and can be monitored through system center virtual machine manager.

Wish that this was helpful for you all, see you in another article.


Anonymous said...

WOW .. Greate effort Allaa



Mohammed Gamal

Anonymous said...

Thnak you Mr. Ala, I have a question for you, i have a desktop computer HP 7400, I've run Intel V U, and it's show that my Processor support Hyper tech. but when i start my Virtual Machine i got an error "The Virtual Machine could not start because the hypervisor is not running" i made some research and i found that i should enable Virtualaization at my bios, but i can not find it the in the Bios setup, would you please assist me to solve this? please email me at Ashraf.Hasan@live.com

thank you.

Anonymous said...

great info thanks

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