Sysprep is a Microsoft tool prepares an installation of Windows for duplication, auditing, and customer delivery. Most of you are familiar with Sysprep and has use it lot of times. When you are setup a Windows VM you need to install softwares, drivers, maybe some configuration in firewall, enable Remote Desktop , install critical patches and who know's what else base on every IT requirements. All these takes lot of time every time tha you must insall a new VM.
This week i choose to talk about Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC).
Before almost a month i wrote an article for how can move virtual machine from one HYPR-V Host to another. I describe one of the way that can use to move virtual machine in another Host. Today i explain how can Export a Virtual Machine to import in another HYPER-V Host or use it as backup, archive, take it in your Lab.
Sometimes maybe need to move one of our Virtual Machine from one HYPER-V host to another hardware and HYPER-V Host. I wll not explain why must be done because everyone has the own reasons to do it. But The most common reasons that need to move your Virtual Machine are to free up space, free up resource of your HYPER-V Host or to change the hardware of your HYPER-V Host.
HYPER-V Integration Services are services that allow communication between virtual machine and HYPER-V host. When install a new Virtual Machine then automatic install a package of services which consists the HYPER-V Integration Services and improve the perfomance and manageability of Virtual Machine. If you need to learn more details you can visit Microsoft Technet Page at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn798297.aspx .
Create a new Virtual Machine from HYPER-V CheckPoint. Export the Virtual Machine from the CheckPoint and import in HYPER-V Host Server.
Security Recommendations for any Physical Server that run HYPER-V Roles and want to protect the virtualization enviroment.
Best Practises for any Physical Server that hosting HYPER-V Roles. Increase the Perfomance and avoid problems
Enable HYPER-V on Windows 10 and explore changes and new features that included like to assign RAM or add/remove network adapter while Virtual Machine is running .
CheckPoints provide a fast and easy way to revert a Virtual Machine in Previous State .Can be very usefull for IT , System Administrators to recreate a specific problem or condition to troubleshoot a problem and when finish to revert back in previous state. CheckPoints can be use for certain circumanstences which make sense. For example you can use checkpoint in production enviroment before proceed with an update of a software running.