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Thanks for joining us again!



Frank Gartland
:

Good morning, everyone! Just finishing up sound checks with Rick and Ed in the MSL Studios! Of course, a little rainy
here in Redmond!



Frank Gartland
:

Should be a fantastic second day of training! Hope everyone is excited!



Bjorn Houben
:

Looking forward to Hyper
-
V. For tho
se interested, also check out the Windows Server 2012 Hyper
-
V Component
Architecture Poster :
link




Agroman09 posted:

Hi Frank, ED and Rick

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Hello, Agroman! Welcome back!



Symon Perriman
:

Get ready for the best topics
-

it is Hyper
-
V and Cluster time!




Prashanth Purushotham posted:

Hi ... Can you Help me with the Link form were I can Download the Windows 2012
Server ....

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

link

is the link for the evaluation.



Frank Gartland
:

Hey all you
Twitter
-
ers!

Please don't forget shout
-
out tweets to @ricksterCDN and @Train
Signal_Ed using our
#MSJumpStart

hashtag!




Bjorn Houben posted:

Looking forward to Hyper
-
V. For those interested, also check out the Windows Server 2012
Hyper
-
V Component Architecture Poster :
link

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Thanks Bjorn... Sharing!




tattooedtechie posted:

So....back to the question....do you need IPv6 for DirectAccess?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Good one. YES!



Bjorn
Houben
:

With such good presenters, we don't even need the full two days




Shakeel Muhammad posted:

Can we install Hyper
-
V on Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and use Hyper
-
V 2012 as the
hypervisor?

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

No.




gata posted:

I posted about 'How to configure RD Service for admin by default' yesterday. Joey Snow was answered. But
it was n
ot the answer I expected. I want to know the way that configure the RD Host Setting
-

such as 'Single User per
Session', using GUI like same as Windows Server 2008/2008 R2.

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Gata, Have you read through the links here:
link




Pablo Ferrarese posted:

Frank, please, could you remember us Exam Numbers to get the New MCSE ?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

link




David Haver posted:

Will you be able to run Windows 2012 VM from a Windows 8 Laptop?

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

In client Hyper
-
V, yes.




devangam posted:

Do we have any Virtual Software like VPC to install windows 2012 x64 bit?

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

Windows

8 Client Hyper
-
V




RahulShah posted:

What is a CLient hyper
-
v on windows 8 and how does it work ?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Rahul, it's Hyper
-
V available on Windows 8. Works the same as Hyper
-
V on Windows
Server. More information he
re:
link




Luc Dorpmans posted:

It was said yesterday you sould never add the Desktop Expierience feature on a server (for
normal operation), but for VDI you still need to add that to the RDSH / RDVH or not?

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes, you will want to install the desktop experience with VDI sessions since this will
provide a better experience to your users.




Ganesh Nadarajan posted:

Is there any new Quorum Model introduce in windows 2012 clustering?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

The same quorum model exists, however there are some more flexible options
available. For example, you can turn off a vote on a particular
node




Bjorn Houben posted:

With such good presenters, we don't even need the full two days

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

LOL... Thanks, Bjorn!




Jhacker posted:

Command I used to install Hyper
-
V Role inside a VM running on VM Workstation v9 with Intel VT
enabled on host and guest: DISM /Online /Enable
-
Feature /FeatureName: Microsoft
-
Hyper
-
V

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

sharing...




kyar posted:

MY question is: Why use iSCSI for shared storage over an actual SAN device? What are the
advantages/disadvantages?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

iSCSI uses Ethernet, so you don't need to build a separate SAN network or get HBAs
-

use your standard NICs.

iSCSI tends to be cheaper
-

but slower than traditional SANs



Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT
:

Hello Everyone. How are you doing today




nonorgues posted:

What about geo
-
cluster ?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Multi
-
site clusters are still supported (up to 64 nodes) and you can now live migrate
across different subne
ts




JIJU KM posted:

ocsetup command is working or not?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

It is depreciated. We recommend using DISM & PowerShell




Usman posted:

how many nodes can be added in cluster

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

In Windows Server 2012 you can have 64 nodes. More here:
link




Vedran posted:

Aviraj the MSEnthusiast is back

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

We are going to buy Aviraj a Superman shirt.




ManikandanS posted:

Having a NIC offloading TCP helps iSCSI

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

yes, if you using TCP offline to have more network processing done via the NIC then
it will help




devangam posted:

Doing Great Aviraj Welcome for today's excellent Topics

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Thank You




EDEVM7 posted:

Hey, Aviraj....doing great thanks....really greatfuly to all of you for this training

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Absolutely. Good to have IT Pros like you around.




Gurpreet Singh posted:

Hello Everyone back again with second day awesome session ..

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Absolutely.




Martin Chan posted:

In Private network, do we need form as teaming?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

It is always a best practice, but not required. NIC teami
ng is supported on every
cluster network.




Naresh Chandra posted:

howmany types of failover clusters avail in 2012 ?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

There is just a single product, Windows Server Failover Clustering.




JasonK posted:

Hi, I have a question regarding storage pools. Where is the storage pool config sotred? If I created
serveral s
torage pools on my server and I lost my C drive would I be able to rebuild and not loose my configured pools /
data?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied

publicly:

This FAQ may help you understand more:
link




Kamran posted:

i heard in tech
-
ed there is no such thing as heartbeat network.

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

The heartbeat is more lightweight in 2012
-

since we scaled up to 64 nodes we do
not heartbeat in a 'mesh' t
opology. It is a best practice to have a dedicated heartbeat network, but not required. Here is
what you need to think about
-

imagine if you put so much traffic through a network that it was fully saturated and the
heartbeats could not go through
-

then y
ou would have a false failover. Make sure heartbeat traffic can go through.




devangam posted:

do we have any MS MPIO c
oncepts in windows 2012? is it strictly recommended to use MS MPIO in
windows 2008 R2 / 2012 instead of Vendor specific MPIO?

Aviraj Ajgeka
r
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

We have MPIO in WS 2012. Refer
link




Naresh Chandra posted:

still we required shared volume for cluster failover ?

[[REPLY]] CSV is only required for Hyper
-
V live
migration with no downtime. It is still recommended on Hyper
-
v clusters.




Victor Alvarado posted:

Mount the vhd of server 201
2 on windows 7/win2008r2 and run the bcdboot command to
create the boot store and start the computer and voila Server 2012 running smoothly

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Great Tip!




Larsk posted:

any new upcoming sessions? after ending ws 2012?

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Nothing we can announce quite yet, but we're hoping to have 1
-
2 more before 2012 is
over. Please look for em
ails from us, watch the #MSJumpStart hashtag on Twitter, and visit MVA (
link
) often!




lilhalf9 posted:

can I upgrade a 2 node 2008r2 hyper
-
v cluster (8 virtual machines) to srv 2012 without taking down the
cluster or losing the VM's?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

You will have downtime. You have to evict a node and do a clean install to 2012. You
now have 2x 1
-
node clus
ters. You then run the Cluster Migration Wizard which moves and remaps your VMs and other
resources (there is downtime). Then start the VMs on your new cluster. Clean install on the last node and join it to your
2012 cluster.




JIJU KM posted:

is the same quorum that used in W2K8 ?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

That base model still exists, but there are now a few more options now, such as
disabling votes on particular nodes




Radoslaf posted:

Hi, I heard something about dynamic quorum. Was this feature implemeted to RTM version?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

yes, the cluster can adjust the number of votes dynamically depending on the
scenario.



Frank Gartland
:

Great shout out to
@SymonPerriman
! All you Twitter
-
ers should be following Symon
--

he's the man with virtualization
and high availability with

Windows Server!



Symon Perriman
:

Always validate it!




Skyfie posted:

If hardware isn't certified and it passes the validation are you still supported as in 2008 R2?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Yes. IF you pass the Cluster Validation you are supported.




Ganesh Nadarajan posted:

Do we have cluster migration wizard in 2012 cluster & is there any new feature as compared
to 2008 cl
ustering?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

The Migration Wizard still exists and is recommended. In this version it supports VM
migrations
(basically as a glorified export/import which remaps the VM to the new host)




Luc Dorpmans posted:

I tried to build a
cluster without any shared disks (wanted to use SMB V3 for Hyper
-
V) but I
couldn't continue the wizard. So now I use 1 shared (iSCSI) disk for just the quorum. Should it be possible to build a
cluster without shared disks?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Joey is covering just now. The requirements




Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT posted:

Luc Dorpmans posted: I tried to build a cluster without any shared disks (wanted to use
SMB V3 for Hyper
-
V) but I couldn't continue the wizard. So now I use 1 shared (iSCSI) disk for just the quorum. Should it
be possible to build a cluster without shared

disks? Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT replied publicly: Joey is covering just now. The
requirements

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

That's Rick!




OferEliasi
-
Avanade posted:

in windows 2008 r2 during backup the csv volume got into the state of backup mode with
degraded performance. I heard that this issue was changed in windows 2012 . where can I find documentation about
that?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

This was fixed as we changed the CSV minifilter so it plays better with the storage IO
stack.




Naresh Chandra posted:

can we configure failover cluster with morethan four nodes ?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Up to 64 nodes. We have supported 16 nodes for the past several releases




Sam Namiq posted:

what is the domain functional level for a this cluster to work?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

2003, though we encourag
e you to upgrade soon since 2003 will no longer be
supported soon




Kevin Rowlandson posted:

Watching from a coach on the M3 i
n the UK using 3G... let's see how well this goes! Good
session yesterday btw... thanks!

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Hey Kevin! That's awesome! Please let me know how it performs!




MattJanssen posted:

Is the same workgroup also ok for the cl
uster. (DMZ)

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Clusters require AD for full functionality. There are a few scenarios where you can
boot clus
ters without access to AD (as was required last version)




progentCT posted:

What about storage server 2012? Storage Server 2008 R2 could be clustered.

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes, this is still supported




Scovy posted:

thresponse from technet
link

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Sharing...




erickcls posted:

For migrating from HyperV Cluster on 2008R2 to 2012, are there updates expected with scvvm 2012
sp1, or will
the migration wizard still be the only way to go?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

If you have SCVMM, then you can make this experience bet
ter. There are a few ways
to go... for example, you could clone the VM and redeploy it to a standalone 2012 host (some downtime). Then upgrade
your cluster to 2012. Then you can do a 'shared nothing' live migration to move it back to the cluster with no do
wntime.




brantn posted:

So if the OSs have to be the same in a cluster what happens if you take a cluster with two core machi
nes
and take one to gui to do some task? .

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

It will work in this version. Previously it wasn't supported to mix core/non
-
core since
several roles (like SQL) were not supported on Core. It all works together in this version. However an easier solution may
be just to manage the entire cluster remotel
y with a GUI and keep every node at Core so they are consistent.




Rob Engelen posted:

Where can I get a hat like Rick's? And
not the ratty old one that Ed was wearing yesterday...

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Hey Rob...! A fellow student shared this
link

yesterday!



Bjorn Houben
:

Here's some more info regarding cluster
-
in
-
a
-
box:
link




Luc Dorpmans posted:

This still hasn't answerd my question: Why do you NEED a shared disk if you don't need a
Quorum disk and can use SMB 3.0 for CSV?

Symon Pe
rriman

replied publicly:

You would only need this for a even
-
node cluster to give you an extra vote if you
have a partition. If you have a 3/5/7.../63 node cluster this isn't needed.




Bjorn Houben posted:

Here's some more info regarding cluster
-
in
-
a
-
box:
link

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

sharing...
link




Bjorn Houben posted:

Here's some more info regarding cluster
-
in
-
a
-
box:
link

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Great link, thanks for sharing, Bjorn!




ThomasP posted:

Is failover cluster supported in VM on Hyper
-
V?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes, so long as the solution passes 'validate'. This is called a "Guest Cluster"




flertis posted:

Which vendor sell clusters in a box? Can it be as SAN?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes
-

check out the Private Cloud Fast Track program: aka.ms/fasttrack




Daniel Brad posted:

Sorry all GUI
or all Server Core on Data Center Licensing?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

You can run either full GUI or Server Core on the Data Center

SKU.




Cruiz posted:

The slide said Windows 2012 Enterprise and Datacenter have clustering, is that correct?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes. WS 2012 STD & DC have technically no difference. Clustering is available
in STD edition of WS 20
12




Martin Chan posted:

is it only 2012 standard edition now?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

There is Standard and Data Center. Here is a link for details:
link



Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT
:

Hi Everyone. For Clustering enhancement request you to visit this
link




Moataz Dobal posted:

Eterprise or standerd ?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Standard and Datacenter have clustering support. There is no Enterprise Version in
Server 2012:
link




Vedran posted:

[Public] can we

make a DC failover cluster with w2012? or are we still encouraged to "disperse" the
domain and forest roles?

David Tesar MSFT

replied publ
icly:

Due to the nature of AD and certain other roles, we don't recommend these are
clustered:
link




whoishomer posted:

is it possible to migrate from a 2008R2 failover cluster, to a 2012 failover cluster, while switching
domai
ns at the same time?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Hmm... I think this would work if the domains are trusted. Basically you would evict
half the cluster and create a new cluster in the new domain. Then migrate the VM (some downtime). Then update the VM
to the new domain. Then destroy the old cluster and add the nodes to the new cluster.




D
-
Man posted:

Can a WS 2012 physical host be added as a cluster node to an existing WS 2008 R2 failover cluster with
existing WS 2008 R2 cluster node hosts? The question concerns physical hosts
-

no VMs involved.

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

No. You cannot mix cluster nodes of different versions.




Victor Nichols posted:

The time spent after the event yesterday by both Ed and Rick was fantastic. They hung around
for quit awhile making sure all question in the chat log were acknowledged. Great effort guy's, and very appreciat
ed by
all I am sure. Thank you.

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Thanks so much for this feedback, Victor! We do our absolute best to make
sure Jump
Starts provide everyone a fantastic learning experience. We're so happy to hear you're enjoying yourself!




Ganesh
Nadarajan posted:

Any new archetecture changes in WS 2012 clustering?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Here is a good What's New In Cluster
ing link for you:
link




bigred326
2 posted:

Can you run all the failover clustering tests on a production system or do you have to skip certain
tests like the storage tests? I seem to recall the storage test takes the disks offline
-

is that the case?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes you can skip certain tests. You have control on which all tests you want to
run. For support pers
pective server needs to pass all the tests.




Ian Isaak posted:

Do you recommend having a cluster node acting as a DNS server
to ensure cluster communication if
cluster needs to reboot?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Not recommended, this adds too much networking

traffic and processing overhead.
Here is a blog on using clusters in restrictive AD environments:
link




BulletproofSean posted:

I missed Rick's slide clarifications
-

can you cluster with the free Hyper
-
V Server?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes
-

64 nodes, CSV, live migration
-

EVERYTHING!




Douglas Castillo posted:

Hi, the labtests VM's will be available for download ?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Sorry we cannot provide the VM's for download. You can download the evaluation of
Windows Server 2012 here
link](http://technet.microsoft.com/en
-
US/evalcenter/hh670538.aspx?ocid=&wt.mc_id=TEC_108_1_33)




Radoslaf posted:

I noticed that mount points are "wrongly" validated in W2008 R2. What about 2012?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

This was fixed in a hotfix on 2008 R2 and fixed in 2012




Jeff K posted:

is there a document for us noobs on how to setup the iscsi target disks?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes there are many..
link

this is old one but then useful to set the expectation.
Later refer TechNet Library for WS 2012 iSCSI.




Eric V posted:

do I need a msdtc for cluster mode anymore?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

I'm not sure I understand the question. DTC was

never required for clustering. DTC
can run on a failover cluster to make it HA and this is still supported.




gavalasp
posted:

If i remember well we dont need any physical DC's outside the cluster. The cluster comes up (cluster
service) without the need to reach a DC. Is that right?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

This is supported in 2012, called 'cluster bootstrapping'. Check out this blog:
link




Eric V posted:

and is it recommend to put msdtc and

quorum on the same lun?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

No. Quorum should always be on a dedicated LUN.




Douglas Castillo posted:

Thanks I'm already running the WS2012 on Windows 8 Hyper
-
V Client

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Same here.




Adnan Cartwright posted:

I just joined the session. Can I upgrade a 2008 R2 cluster to 2012 or does it have to be
migrated?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Migration. No in
-
place upgrade




Daniel Gregoire posted:

For my hyperV cluster 2008 R
2 SP1 (iSCSI) should i disable or enable TCP offload and TCP
chimney and Receive
-
side scaling state?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly
:

You can leave the default settings. TCP Chimney is supported in WS 2012 R2
but not in WS 2012.




MarcusBronson
posted:

i upgraded my 10 dc's in the domain with one more last night... server 2012, thanks guys!

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Y
ou are welcome. I hope you had a great experience with Windows Server
2012.




Vedran posted:

[Public] Does anybody know a link

where there's a list of domain and forest functional level details
without having to go through 20 different web pages? W2000 func.level has that, 2003 has that, 2008 that, 2008r2 that,
2012 that etc?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Here you go. It's not updated for WS2012 fully yet, but this is a good start:
link




Cruiz posted:

can we have a c
luster where the nodes are in diferente AD sites? so in different subnet nets?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

You can as long as i
t is part of same domain. Refer the best practices for
failover clustering
link




Charles Spencer posted:

now we all will use 243... so it will always be used

Ed Liberman

replied publicly:

Great, thanks a lot.




Suthuc posted:

How can I use VM with USB port of host machine in WS2012?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

You can use RDP client (MSTSC) to connect to VM & then you can use USB &
other features like local drives etc. Also, you can use RemoteFX for low

level USB redirection.




JeremyB posted:

How are clusters licensed? Ex. 2 cluster nodes with dual processors, 4 vms per node.

Does this require
2 or 4 standard licenses per node?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

This FAQ should help you understand licensing.
link




Cruiz posted:

can we have a cluster where the nodes are in diferente AD sites? so in different subnet nets?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Different subnets has been supported for a while. I don't think you can have nodes in
different domains.




Alex Zelaya posted:

Will W2K8 R2 be able to operate SMB3?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

No. It is WS 2012 feature.




Lacerda posted:

What´s the differences between FS Cluster and DFS?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

DFS provides replication (redundancy with multiple copies of data). Clustering
provides high
-
availablility (no downtime for a single source of data)




Daniel Brad posted:

Did you know Rick built a cluster in the middle of the Candian Blizzard?

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

I think he was barefoot at the time...




Nick Sitar posted:

Is the Server 2012 iSCSI target option cluster aware? Basically can you create a highly available 2012
SAN?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes, fully supported. This was actually supported in the last version, but not well
publicized (there is a K
B somewhere)




jamesankrum posted:

Do you have to use IPV4 for the create cluster wizard or can you use IPV6?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes you can built. IPv6 is fully supported by Failover Clustering.




GaryCOS posted:

sorry... missed where the shared storage came from?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

The cluster will look at storage which is accessible by all nodes and suggest that as
the shared storage. So

you configure the storage before creating the cluster.




Matt S posted:

So do I understand correctly from previous QA
-

a two

node cluster for HA VM's will need a seperate
LUN for a quorum? How large should this LUN be?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

512 MB for
the quorum disk




mke077 posted:

can I script this and/or is there a way to show the PS script used to create this?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

You can use failovercluster module to manage build destroy cluster




Nigel Benton posted:

Are dynamic disks supported in failover clustering or do you still need to use Symantec VSF?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes Dynamic Disks supported in FC.




KeithH posted:

Where should the iSCSI nics fall in the binding order, above or below the system network nic?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

I think the system ones should be lowest on the stack, but I'm not confident. This is a
good question for the forum:
link




sdupuis posted:

Is the Server 2012 iSCSI target SMI
-
S compliant? Meaning, can we have a server 2012 iSCSI target
available in SCVMM storage?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

No it does. Please refer this article for details
link




Chalon Barnett posted:

Under the impression that with the resilience of SMB3, the abil
ity to use an SMB3 share will
serve as shared storage for clustering as well.

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes, this is fully supported as a simpler solution.




GaryCOS posted:

IN the demo where did they provison the shared s
torage from? Does the shared storage reside on a
node outside the cluster?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

I am assuming he's alrea
dy configured the storage before the demo to save
time. Just an assumption.




Naresh Chandra posted:

is this module will cover NLB also ?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

I do not think so. There are minimal improvements to NLB in this rel
ease
-

better
support for DA and other roles and PowerShell enhancements. You can also run NLB and clustering on the same host.



Bjorn Hoube
n
:

On Twitter I saw a request for the Q&A from day 1: Here it is:
link




Vedran posted:

how about clock sync between hardware and virtual machines? there are situations when there's no NTP
server or Internet access and time skews are a big problem. any progress on w2012?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Timesync is a setting that you configure with the VM's integration components. If
you had trouble, it is probably disabled in your environment. I don't know of any specific impr
ovements in this area, but I
haven't heard of any problems.




Ken Wilson posted:

Must all nodes have exactly the configuration

with regard to Graphical Management Tools and
Infrastructure installed?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

No, you can mix core/non
-
core. Ho
wever we suggest just making every node a Core
and manage it remotely using a full GUI (Failover Cluster remoting, SCVMM, RSAT)




JIJU KM posted:

which node respond first to the heart beat in the 64 nodes.is it all are active?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

All are active. The nodes do not heartbeat to every other node (it would get
complicated with 64 nodes). There is a new proprietary algorithm.




Abhishek_bhs posted:

any link with changes in clustering for 2012 ....internet not working properly

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

link

Here is a link for you.




afsal006 posted:

It appears the Server Catalog site for cluster validation had been updated. Could you please give me
the link where I can check for supported configuration for clusters in the Server Catalog website?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

There is no longer a defined support list. A supported cluster has 2 requirements
-

every component must be logo'd for Server 2012 and t
he entire solution must pass the Validate tests. If you want to buy
a fully certified solution, use the Private Cloud Fast Track program: aka.ms/fasttrack




rcaruso posted:

Does this integrate with WSUS? If so, how does it interact with the WSUS install policies?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes it has plugin




nonorgues posted:

cluster aware is available with hyper
-
v cluster ?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes but only on WS 2012




Brady Randolph posted:

How does Cluster auto update work with SCCM 2012?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

You need System Center 2012 SP1 to leverage these features via VMM




ReubenC posted:

can CAU it also look after guests? that would be very cool and also address my top
-
tip for cluster
patching
-

if using dynamic memory
patch and restart your guests first as the lower memory demand results in faster live
migrations if you then patch the host nodes./..

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Only Cluster Nodes




Alex Zelaya posted:

Does Cluster Aware Updating work along

with SCCM?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

VMM you mean?




Matt S posted:

can SCVMM 2008 R2 manage WS 2012 Hyper
-
v hosts?

Aviraj
Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

No




saks5th posted:

Has the Private Cloud Fast Track documentation been updated for W
indows Server 2012? Last time I
checked it was still 2008R2...

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes. Visit Microsoft Private Cloud s
ite for more details




pklages posted:

I have a W2K8 server running several Hyper
-
V VM's with a SAN backend. I now have seconded idential
server for clustering. What is the process, do I just cluster with the VM's as is or do I need to remove the VM's and cluster

the 2 servers then copy the VM
's back? Or do I cluster the servers and then create new roles and copy VM data into it?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Install clusterin
g feature on both nodes, attach shared storage, Validate the cluster,
create the cluster. Move the VM to shared storage (Export/import, backup/restore, SCVMM). Now you can run the 'High
Availability Wizard' and select 'Virtual Machine' and it will find any

non
-
clustered VMs on either host and cluster them.




Sam Namiq posted:

I thought qurum don't have vote in server 2012?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

The quorum disk vote depends on the quorum model you are using.




Ekelm posted:

are the permissions needed the same as on windows 2008 (create objects on ad, no dedicated cluster
service account etc..) or something new?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

check out this blog:
link




Matt S posted:

If I cluster VM's in WS 2012 Hyper
-
V can I have some VM's clustered and some not?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes, this is now supported




Brian Malone posted:

Any updates on when SCVMM 2012 SP1 will be RTM?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

No, this has not been announced




Bob Norwood posted:

Just wondering where does DFS (distributed file system) fit into

clustering in 2012? Is it still
available or has it become deprecated?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Well you deploy DFS replica
tion over a Failover Cluster.




progentCT posted:

Any ETA on SC2012 SP1?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

The beta is out now:
link

We cannot comment on release dates.




progentCT posted:

SCVMM 2012 SP1 is required to manage WS2012 hosts. Currently t
his is only in BETA. Any ETA on
SC2012 SP1?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

No, this has not been announce




progentCT posted:

SCVMM 2012 SP1 is required to manage WS2012 hosts. Currently this is only in BETA. Any ETA on
SC2012 SP1?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

The beta is out now: link We cannot comment on release dates




Alex Zelaya posted:

@Aviraj: I assume Cluster Aware Updating can work with a an exisiting WSUS/SCCM infrastructure
that publishes updates, correct?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Correct




Brady Randolph posted:

What if the cluster is not a hyper
-
V cluster and is simply a file cluster, will CAU work with
SCCM?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes, this works on all type of clusters. However you may have downtime when the
clustered workloads failover, whereas VMs can use live migration so there is no downtime




Hugo Sobrino posted:

What is the minimum bandwidth we should have for a cluster on a different site ?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

It all depends on the distance, latency, workload
-

we don't place any restrictions.
You should have 1 GbE f
or it to work well, 10 GbE is ideal




Kendra posted:

what's the link to the multi
-
site cluster information

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Here is a good start. Not yet updated for Windows Server 2012 but a good start:
link




Matt S posted:

So if it is still in beta (VMM 2012 SP1) then does that mean there is also no info on upgrade from VMM
2008 R2 or is there info on the upgrade to the pre
-
SP1 VMM 2012 somewhere?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes currently in upgrade from VMM 2008 R2 to VMM 2012 RTM is supported
in Production Environment




Ganesh Nadarajan posted:

In WS 2012 Clustering, suppose we have assigned 4 Luns with different capacity, then during
cluster confifguration which disk will take as witness/ quorum disk?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

It picks the smallest disk 512 MB+. If they are all the same size, then it picks the first
disk it discovers
. There is a quorum wizard to change the quorum disk if you do not like the default.




Vedran posted:

for anyone in a b
ad mood:
link

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Music?




Matthew Gartman posted:

concerning Multi Site clusters, did Rick just say that Disk replication wa
s a feature now in
windows 2012 for data sync?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Multi
-
site clustering still requires data replication for m
ost workloads. The Hyper
-
V
Replica feature (new in 2012) can be used for replication of VMs between clusters, standalone servers, or cluster
-
to
-
standalone
-
to
-
cluster. You cannot use HV Replica within a single cluster.




xxxjake posted:

Will this presentation be made available for reviewing in the future?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

No. However the recordings will be available at later date.




Cruiz posted:

Does failover clustering has an own replication feature or what can we use? In a last slide said something
but was too fast.

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Replication of data requires 3rd party between SANS.




Marcel Paap posted:

Does this Cluster Aware Update work with SCCM 2012 SP1 ?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

yes (i'm not sure about the Beta but it will work with RTM)



Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT
:

Yay. Hyper
-
V is here




Kim Bergholtz posted:

does cluster aware updating work with SCCM (patch management)? and if so does it work with
SCCM 2007 an
d forward or SCCM 2012 only?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes, with SCCM 2007+ CHeck out these FAQs
link




Suthuc posted:

I have an applica
tion use GSM modem (USB port). How can I use VM with GSM modem via USB port of
host machine

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

you can re
mote desktop into the VM and have access to USB connected devices.
Try it out to see if the device is supported.




Gareth Hole

posted:

Can heartbeat sensitivity be tweaked if required?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

yes, this has been supported for several releas
es. These are know as the "isAlive" and
"looksAlive" settings




DavidThorne posted:

whats the diff between server 2012 with hyper
-
v and hyper
-
v server?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

WS 2012 has multiple roles inc
luding Hyper
-
V & Hyper
-
V Server 2012 has only
hypervisor & it's free.




hguermeur posted:

Self
-
updating options are configurable by GPO ?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes




Guilherme Alves posted:

Is cluster
-
aware updating able to use WSUS server as a source of updates?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes




Rich VA posted:

Thanks to Hyper
-
V 2012 live migration, we can finally kick the costly VMWare to the curb!

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Actually

Live Migration was introduced in WS 2008 R2.




Dario Palermo posted:

Are there WSUS requirements for cluster autoupdating?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Here's the FAQ:
link




Jason604 posted:

Will SCCM 2012 work with this new Cluster Aware Updating feature?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes




Armen
Juharyan posted:

When System Center 2012 SP1 final version will be available ?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

No dates so far anno
unced. Keep an eye on Server Tools Blog.




Mike_DK posted:

can you tell me the best way to backup virtual servers in Hy
per
-
v

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Multiple ways. Use Export VM option or use DPM 2012 in private cloud
environment.




Abhishek_bhs posted:

the best topic ....hyper v.....any link with changes ....

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes. HERE IT IS
link




Alex Zelaya posted:

Will SMB3 be explained in detail further along the course?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

I believe we cover this in the HyperV module




Omar Padilla Taylor posted:

If we don´t have a SAN and have i.e. 3 server we want to use a volume storage using their
local disk, what would be the best configuration example taking in count performance to support also a failove
r volume
storage?

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

iSCSI Target software on one box, dedicated network for storage connectivity
between the three systems and then dedicated networks for the clusters nodes talk over.




Suthuc posted:

I have an application use GSM modem (USB port). How can I use VM with GSM modem via USB port of
host machine

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

see my previous answer. Use RDP connection in and test to see if it is supported.




mke077 posted:

@ricksterCDN maybe you could do a puppetshow to show the replication

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

I like that one. I'll see what I can do with hand waving.




ReubenC posted:

isn't NUMA a typo
-

was available in R2 with SP1

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

NO. NUMA can be configured in Ws 2012.




WalterRhee posted:

Live storage migration?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes it is there.




Ganesh Nadarajan posted:

Any new improvement in print spooler?,in previous cluster print spooler resource will take
longer time to failover if we have numbers of print Q configured

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Print server no longer uses clustering in WS2012. They suggest running the print
service inside a clustered VM and configuring 'VM Monitoring' so that the clustered host can restart the spooler service.
More info here:
link




kyar posted:

Can I run SCVMM 2008 R2 on Windows Serv
er 2008R2 and add/support a host running Hyper
-
V Server
2012?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

No. You need SC 2012 SP1




Skyfie posted:

will it be possible to run a VHDX file on Server 2008 R2?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

No.




Marty van den Bosch posted:

To upgrade my 3 node r2 cluster to w12, I need to evict 2 of my R2 nodes leaving a 1
node r2 cluster while I build a 2node w12 cluster. Will having my R2 cluster temporarily with only 1 node in

it be a
problem?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

It will only be a problem if that single node crashes. 1
-
node clusters are supported.




ReubenC posted:

NUMA... ahh, okay improvement not new per se

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Numa Projected into guest so if the guest is Numa aware for ITS apps, it can use
the proper architecture for better performance.




Carlos Siqueira posted:

Dynamic Memory improvements include support for configuring minimum memory, and Smart
Paging, which is a memory management tech
nique to provide a reliable restart experience for virtual machines
configured with less minimum memory than startup memory.

Aviraj Ajgekar

-

MSFT

replied publicly:

True. Dynamic Memory was introduced in WS 2008 R2 SP1




nsumner posted:

Isn't SLAT only needed f
or Hyper
-
V client?

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

that is correct
-

you CAN still install Hyper
-
V without SLAT, but will not support
RemoteFX at server level.




nsumner posted:

Isn't SLAT only needed for Hyper
-
V client?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes.




SalBruno posted:

Since you were copying files then failed to another server what did that do to the copy progress?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

With Scale
-
out file servers? It usually depends on the file copy application you are
using and if they have a retry policy (some will retry and some will just fail)




grzegorz wierzbicki posted:

slide is incorrect; only client version of Hyper
-
V (in Win8) requires SLAT

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

True. Only client requires SLAT & WS 2012 along with RemoteFX required
SLAT.




Grant Henderson posted:

As NUMA is now switched on by default with Hyper
-
V, are there any new risks introduced to
VM stability?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

No. Hyper
-
V manages NUMA settings for you but you can override




Cruiz posted:

So, if we can have a cluster of 2 nodes in different AD sites, can we combine this with the replication
feature
of VMs in order to start the standby VM in the second site (without having a shared disk)?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

You cannot use
Hyper
-
V Replica between nodes in a single cluster. You would
configure 2 clusters (one at each site), then this scenario would work




Ron Jolley posted:

Client Hyper
-
V requires SLAT. I don't think that the Server does.

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

Correct.




Ron Jolley posted:

Client Hyper
-
V requires SLAT. I don't think that the Server does.

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

True. WS 2012 along with RemoteFX requires SLAT and not for running regular
Hyper
-
V




Mikkel Leth
-
Nissen posted:

What is SLAT?

Aviraj

Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Second Level Address Translation. Look for Wikipedia. Intel calls it EPT & AMD
calls it RVI




WalterRhee posted:

Of a VM, does the 1st disk still always has to be IDE in stead of SCSI?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Correct




TomMee posted:

Any tools available to migrate from Vmware to Hyper
-
V

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes, there are a lot of tools to help you. Check out this link:
link




mke077 posted:

SLAT is and how to find out if you have it ...
link

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Thank You




WalterRhee posted:

Why do vm's have to be exported and imported? Why not just move the VHD and the config file?
Or is this not required any more?

Symon
Perriman

replied publicly:

When you import a VM in 2012 it will do some validation and mapping to make sure
it will work. You can often just copy the files, but importing is a best practice




Martyn Keigher posted:

FYI... Citrix XenConvert will convert a VMware vm to a HyperV vm for you!

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Also this tool Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator
link




ravideo posted:

do we have any URL to access this recording in future?

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Yes, all sessions are being recorded and will be available to Jump Start registrants who
want to continue pr
eparing to pass exam 70
-
417. Simply visit this
link

and choose
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for either “MCSE:
Server Infrastructure” or “MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure” (each pack includes an exam 7
0
-
417 voucher and free "second
shot" vouchers for 70
-
417, 70
-
410, 70
-
411, and 70
-
412 that are good through 12/31/2013)!
We will email everyone
who requests one of these voucher packs the link to this Jump Start recording within a couple weeks!




PrzemekK posted:

Migrate from vmware to hyper
-
v
-

free icrosoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator
link

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Thank
You




Edin Smlatic posted:

I think SCVMM can migrate Vmware to Hyper
-
V

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes. V2V is possible using VMM




Edin Smlatic posted:

I think SCVMM can migrate Vmware to Hyper
-
V

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

That is correct, this is
called a "V2V" or "virtual to virtual" migration




Cruiz posted:

SLAT was required for Hyper
-
V of W2008R2 too? or is a new requirement?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Not a requirement, but supported




Lacerda posted:

Windows 2012 backup support saving snapshots in Network Share?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

No. However, DO NOT USE SNAPSHOT AS A BACKUP SOLUTION




mke077 posted:

cripes, he sounds like my kids

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

nice.




Suthuc posted:

how can I test net
work bandwidth with nic teaming?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

You can have bandwidth management in Hyper
-
V




Martin Chan posted:

what's the best backup solution for Hyper
-
V?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Use System Center 2012
-

Data Protection Manager




Cruiz posted:

I believe that In the slide said "must have" SLAT.

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Not required for WS 2012.




Fun One posted:

Is SLAT recommended or required for Hyper V 3.0?

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

Recommended, but not required.




Santochhcl posted:

Under hyper
-
v can we use virtulzation product like inside hyp
-
v os

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Not recommended




David Tesar MSFT posted:

Fun One posted: Is SLAT recommended or required for Hyper V
3.0? David Tesar MSFT
replied publicly: Recommended, but not required.

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

However it is required for Windows
8 Client Hyper
-
V.




LeighSleight posted:

What about taking snapshots of the CSV? I do all my backups by crating a Volume Shadow of the
CSV, then use free de
-
dupe software to copy and compress the whole CSV to remote backup server?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Dedup not to be used with active VMs




Victor Nichols posted:

Is that Ron Jolley from Unitek?

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Ron? You from Unitek?




JustDean posted:

In order to delete a snapshot, do you still need to power off the VM?

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

Nope.




Daniel Gregoire posted:

time sync on VM DC ok now?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes. AD is virtualization aware. Rick will cover in the last module




rcaruso posted:

Was SLAT required by 2008 R2? Am wonder
ing if say my Sandy Bridge i7 running R2 HV will be able to
run 2012.

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

On Server it's not required, but rec
ommended. For windows 8 client Hyper
-
V it is
required.




Sirach posted:

does the HyperV run on an OS? or is it able to run on bare metal machines?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

It runs in Windows Server. If
you need a "bare metal" version you can user Hyper
-
V
Server.




Sy Seidell posted:

Can you guys squeeze in a brief desciprt
ion of how 2012 interacts with Citrix
-

if there are any
changes?

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

You'll want to touch base with your Citrix contacts on how it can leverage
WS2012. Last time I was talking with them, they were still not supporting HyperV2012 as their hypervisor for some of the
offerings. (under testing)




Santochhcl posted:

Which are os are supported with hyper
-
v 3.0

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Big list here:
link




DavidThorne posted:

is it ok to add hype
-
v role on a server with other roles i.e. file server?

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

you can, but not recommend
ed.




WalterRhee posted:

P
-
to
-
V anything changed?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

P to V support is available via a System Internals Tools:
link

or with Systems Center
Virtual Machine Manager:
link




runa posted:

sorry guys, Lync/Exchange/Office 2013 just got released on Technet/MSDN so I missed a good half hour

Frank Gart
land

replied publicly:

Welcome back, runa! Always great to see you online! That's a great excuse! Lots of
exciting stuff going on right now!



Bjorn Houben
:

Do you have a good article/link on disk alignment in general (not necessarily only VHD) ?




MrBreton posted:

Thanks for the heads up Runa.

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Sharing for Mr. Breton!




Edin Smlatic posted:

In legacy Hyper
-
V hypervisors, when you have virtualized DC, the best practice is to turn off Time
Syncronization for integration services. Is this still best practice in Win2012 DC and H
yper
-
V?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Server 2012 has the ability to virtualize DC's better: Check this link out.
link




mke077 posted:

vhdx still a standard between MS and Citrix?

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

VHD and VHDX are standa
rds that are published and can be licensed as required
by 3rd parties.




Wayne Fowler posted:

Does he want to say "We made it
bigger, faster, stronger. We have the technology"

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Ahhh, what a great Steve Austin reference! Thanks for that, Wayne!




Martyn Keigher posted:

why would you put SO MUCH DATA on one drive? even if it was backed up? Crazy to think of
64TB on one disk.

RicksterCDN
-

MSFT

replied publ
icly:

All about the future
-

big databases can get even bigger. ReFS fileSystem to
accommodate large volumes.



David Tesar MSFT
:

Karolis
posted:

how much % of host server cpu can be used be virtual mashine?

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

100%




chast posted:

virtual machines on seperate disks; but also recommended to use CSV with Hyper
-
V? which is the
recommend way?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

You should keep the VHD files on a separate disk for performance.




pkerkhof posted:

Is it advisable to use a Core edition
-

Hyper
-
V Server
-
like scenario?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

It depends on how you want to manage them. I personally try to use Core when
possible.




Edin Smlatic posted:

Speaking of perfomance, Fixed size is the way to go!

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Agreed.



Frank Gartland
:

Hey all you
Twitter
-
ers! How about some tweet shout
-
outs to @joeysnow, @symonperriman, @dtzar and @aviraj111 for
all these GREAT answers!




Cian posted:

Does Dynamic Disks shrink as well as grow

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

No. Not automatically. You need to take them offline in order to shrink.




nonorgues posted:

can upgrade vhd to vhdx ?

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes
-

there is a wizard inside Hyper
-
v to do this.




egrylls posted:

link

If you read this, to get the windows server 2012 MCSA, why are all 3 exams SQL focused and not on
server? I hope someone has made a mistake with the tests here because SQL and server are 2 different things

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Have you looked at this link:
link




WalterRhee posted:

Can you backup/ snapshot a VHD while the VM is online?

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

If your backup software (such as Systems Center DPM) you can backup online. You
can snapshot online.



Bjorn Houben
:

Time for new poll ?




Kristian Berggren posted:

Is there any workaround for making Hyper
-
V Manager in ws 2012 work against a 2008r2
server?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

I believe it manages downlevel already, however WS2012 features won't be available
on the older hosts




flertis posted:

Why a normal VHD cannot be imported into Hyper
-
v enviroment?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

It can, you can import both .VHD and .VHDX



Frank Gartland
:

Hey everyone... First
NEW POLL

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Sharing is, indeed, Caring!




KevinO posted:

when thinking about storage space as well for VHD's. worth while to make sure there is enough space
for snapsho
ts (unless you have them on another FS

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Pro tip!




Marty van den Bosch posted:

I W12 Hper
-
v cluster, is Time Sync mandatory for Guest VMs as it was in R2 Hyper
-
v
clusters?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

It is not required for VMs running on a cluster. A guest cluster is different.




Bjorn Houben posted:

Time for new poll ?

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Hey Bjorn! Your wish is my command! Thanks!




Alex Zelaya posted:

What is Microsoft recommendation for Hyper
-
V time sincronization with the host? Off or on?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Generally reco
mmended unless you have a good reason to not use it




David Haver posted:

When will 2012 be generally available?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Is was released recently, check out windows
-
server
-
launch.com




ptzikas posted:

6 best practices:
link

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Sharing!




Rich VA posted:

Can you still use the VHD fromat from Hyper
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V in 2008R2?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Yes. You can use VHD or VHDX




Tim Cremer posted:

Do you gain any performance in the Hyper
-
V environment when Server Core is
leveraged?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Not so much perf, but more security benefits. There are fewer components to patch,
which means fewer reboots, which means less downtime




Nigel Benton posted:

Don't understand why you would use windows server with hyper
-
v rather than hyper
-
v server?

David Tesar
MSFT

replied publicly:

There are a number of reasons why you might want to use one or the other. This
link should help:
link




Cruiz posted:

I thing that what JustDean means is if necessary to shutdown the VM when you delete a snapshot in order
the merge procedure can take place. is the same with 3.0?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

That has not changed.



Bjorn Houben
:

To increase the likelihood of proper snapshot

for applications, (especially when using databases) consider first shutting
down the VM.




KevHal posted:

Is Hyper
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V server a
s Bare Metal as ESX, I cannot see it possible. If we compared resources free, which
would win on mem, cpu etc?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

It has a larger footprint than ESX. Both ESX and HV
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Core are negligable on an
enterprise host




nwander1
posted:

is dedup good idea where VMs are running/stored

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

Where they are stored, it is a good idea but it
is not recommended on running
VMs.




devangam posted:

Do we have any pre
-
requisites to take 70
-
417 exam?

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Great question! The prerequisite details are listed toward the bottom of this
link
, in
the
Audience Profile

section.




Salm posted:

where we can d
ownload Hyper v 2012?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Here:
link




Katharina posted:

is
it possible to move vm's between several nodes without stopping them / without loosing
functionality? (like v
-
motion from vmware)

Symon Per
riman

replied publicly:

Yes, the live migration feature was released in WS2008 R2




Armine Bell posted:

hello I missed sessions yesterday, will you make the webcast available to us?

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Yes, all sessions are being

recorded and will be available to Jump Start registrants who
want to continue preparing to pass exam 70
-
417. Simply visit this
link

and choose
GET VOUCHER

for either “MCSE:
Serve
r Infrastructure” or “MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure” (each pack includes an exam 70
-
417 voucher and free "second
shot" vouchers for 70
-
417, 70
-
410, 70
-
411, and 70
-
412 that are good through 12/31/2013)!
We will email everyone
who requests one of these vouche
r packs the link to this Jump Start recording within a couple weeks!




Joe Amatrudo posted:

is there a way to upgrade a win08r2 sver .vhd to .vhdx ?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

If you move them to Windows Server 2012 Yes. Che
ck out our friend Aviraj's blog
post here:
link




AndreasS posted:

What is the max amount of CPUs,RAM per VM?

Symon
Perriman

replied publicly:

Here are the Hyper
-
V limits:
link




rcaruso posted:

Are non
-
Microsoft OS's supported in 2012 as VM's such as Linux?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Yes.

Here is the growing list:
link




Lacerda posted:

Is supported copy and paste from VM to Host ("Clipervisor")?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes, you can copy an
d paste certain things, but not everything




Bill Crider posted:

what about MSCE : SharePoint?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Have a look at
link




Brady Randolph posted:

Are the laughs coming from the background audio generated?

RicksterCDN
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MSFT

replied publicly:

that is our producer
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JEFF laughing. We should get a laugh track.




Jeff K posted:

so if i am wanting to manager hyper
-
v server remotely is it just using powershell or command line or am i
able
to rdp and have a GUI?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

You would use the RSAT tools to manage or use Powershell.




mke077 posted:

DONT SNAPSHOT DOMAIN CONTROLLERS EVER!!!!!

RicksterCDN
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MSFT

replied publicly:

we actuall fix this now. we cover it later today. VM
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GenID




Cruiz posted:

My poll answer was YES

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

Thanks Cruiz!




mke077 posted:

can you overcommit mem/proc?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Yes, this feature was released in 2008 R2
SP1

called 'Dynamic Memory'




Martyn Keigher posted:

So, is the following statement true: Hyper
-
V Server 2012 is a 100% FREE (no license required)
Hypervisor.

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

For the Hyper Visor yes, you still need to license the guest OS's



Bjorn Houben
:

@Bill Crider , Exchange 2013 beta exams are in progress. I expect Sharepoint 2013 beta exams to become available soon
as well.



Aviraj Ajgekar
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MSFT
:

And I am back.



Bjorn Houben
:

Love
that NIC teaming is now integrated. In the past with 3rd party drivers it was often annoying if the driver and tool
weren't of the proper versions which could create very strange situations.




prom311 posted:

Any limit on number of VMs you can run on free Hyper V 2012?

RicksterCDN
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MSFT

replied publicly:

limited only by hardware




Matt S posted:

chast posted: virtual machines on seperate disks; but also recommended to use CSV with Hyper
-
V?
which is the recommend way?Joey Snow
-

MS replied publicly: You should keep the VHD files on a separate disk for
performance.For clarity are you saying EACH VH
D on its own disk? So you want to share a LUN for each HA VM?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

It depends on your performance needs. CSV al
lows you to have multiple VMs on the
same LUN, but there is a performance cost to the disk IO. It all depend on the workload in the VM




SalBruno posted:

So the "free" Hyper
-
V Server 2012 is free to download but unlike ESX
-
I you have to buy license so its
not free..am I missing something with it being free but not free.

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

The ability to run Virtual Machines (Hyper Visor) is free. You must have licensing for
the guest VMs.




John D posted:

Don't you always need a license for guest OS's on a Server running hyper
-
v?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Yes.




Suthuc posted:

which best software for backup VM in HyperV with WS2012?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Windows Server backup or DPM 2012




Glauco posted:

How can can you run Resource Metering on a Core version?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

PowerShell




Ron Jolley posted:

To clarify
-

do NOT snapshot a Server 2008 R2 DC in production. Was fixed in Server 2012 on Hyper
-
V (VM
-
GenID).

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Agree! Pro Tip!




John Meurs posted:

still not recommended to snapshot DC's in 2012?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Never recommended to take snapshots, backups, etc. for DC
s. When you restore the
DC it will be out of sync with the rest of the environment.




Vedran posted:

Frank: Yep, waiting for t
his to run its course around 2:00AM my time, then picking a XXL pack of coffee
and studying/reviewing everything 'til 9AM, exam is at 10 hope to do you guys proud

Frank Gartland

replied publicly:

I know you will Vedran! Please let us know! God speed!




Bjorn

Houben posted:

Do you have a good article/link on disk alignment in general (not necessarily only VHD) ?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied pub
licly:

Refer TechNet Library for Hyper
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V on Sizing & Best Practices.



Bjorn Houben
:

@Salbruno : When you buy Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

edition you can run Hyper
-
V on it and your license includes
unlimited VMs with Server 2012. With Hyper
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V Server 2012 and ESX
-
I you need to have OS licenses for each VM you run
on top of the hypervizor.




Chris Pierce posted:

Is the best practice of one VM per disk relevant for SSD's?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Not specifically for SSDs




CISDan posted:

Can VHDX fixed file be created from physical disk and then shrunk to fit a smaller array?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

No. Fixe
d disk requires actual space.




SoDaCoDa posted:

Does HyperV 2012 finally allow VM's to access the hosts serial ports?
Important in SCADA
environments.

Aviraj Ajgekar
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MSFT

replied publicly:

No




Ricardo Morato posted:

if i have an dc on hyper v... i can take snapshot of him now? on domain and forest level 2012?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

You can, but you shouldn't since there is no functional benefit. As soon as you
restore the DC it will be out of s
ync. Only use this in an isolated demo/test environment with a single VM




kyar posted:

Any response to my question guys?
---
>

Hope I did not miss your response Deploy virtual machines on
separate disks? Can't I have 3 vms on a RAID6 configuration?

Joey Snow
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MS

r
eplied publicly:

We suggest running Vms on a separate storage location from the OS for
performance.




Vedran posted:

ar
e exchange, lync and office released to the public or technet only? sorry to steer off
-
topic

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

If you

are talking about 2013 RTM then not yet.




mke077 posted:

is there any spec on performance hits between fixed and dynamic?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Fixed is faster. Dynamic disk has some perf overhead when it has to expand.




Martyn Keigher posted:

Can we have links to that Network Virtualization stuff please??

Joey Snow
-

MS

replied publicly:

Sure!!
link




Martin Chan posted:

how many snapshot can we keep? (1 or more?)

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

Hyper
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V in WS 2012 supports up to 50 snapshots




Dthraco posted:

Does Hypervisor have Windows Server Backup? i.e. can we back up the VM's on a Hyper
-
V server w/out
a different 3rd party product?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

WSB supports Hyper
-
V backups




Egorka posted:

Snapshots are generally not recommended for production systems, not just DCs. With Exchange, SQL
and other transaction
-
based systems running in guests, bad things can happen. Snapshots are

for development, testing,
etc.

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Agree!




S____ posted:

so hyper
-
V is something like the vmware ESXi server ?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Hyper
-
v is Micorsoft's Hypervisor. So sort of, but it is a lot more complicated that a
direct comparison




Jeff K posted:

is dynamic memory the same as dynamic disks?

Joey
Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Dynamic Memory allows a guest OS to grow/shrink it's memory utilization based on
it's current workload. Dynamic Disks grow the VHD file when the guest needs to grow the size.




David H Smith posted:

Does the fact that vhdx supports large block disk alignment mean that the standard vhd format
does not align correctly to 4K (large) block size driv
es?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Refer these 2 articles
link

link




CISDan posted:

Are dynamic vhdx's recommended for production servers?? Even if running high demand dbases?

Aviraj Ajgekar
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MSFT

replied publicly:

You ca
n use them in Production. However, Fixed is recommended.




Ron Sevigny posted:

any chance you could provide a link the site just mentioned about virtual networking?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Sure! Here you go:
link




Patrick Logan posted:

Have
the performance issues with dynamic disks (compared to a fixed disk) been corrected with
VHDX? In the past, the performance of a dynamic disk was horrendous when it needed to continually expand during, say,
a large software installation.

Aviraj Ajgekar
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MSFT

replied publicly:

Not noticeable.




Narayana Babu posted:

Dynamic memory allocation is not working for me, when vm is running.... the dynamic memo
config is disab
led, when vm is running....

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

You cannot enable it on a running guest.




bigred3262 posted:

To clarify, if you're running Windows Server 2012 Hyper
-
V Datacenter Edition you can run an
unlimited number of Windows Server systems on that host for free, correct?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Correct




Temujin posted:

So no difference between Hyper
-
V Server and Server Core other than licensing?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

Lots of differences... Hyper
-
V Server is ONLY Hyper
-
V and c
lustering. Server Core is
the full version of server (with AD, DNS, File, etc.) without the GUI.




Dany posted:

Can you give us a link to a free Hyper
-
V ?

David Tesar MSFT

replied publicly:

link




Juha
-
Pekka Posti posted:

Anything new about migrating from VMWare?

Aviraj Ajgekar
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MSFT

replied publicly:

Use the tool Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator
link



Bjorn Houben
:

For those who missed it yesterday, here are some good collec
tions of 70
-
417 and Server 2012 resources:
link

,
link

and
link




SalBruno posted:

in Windows 8 Hyper
-
V do we need to purchase hyperv licenses or can it be used freely?

Symon Perriman

replied publicly:

You need to license every Windows OS, whether it is running on a physical server or
inside a VM. Hyper
-
V Server does not require
a license for the host, but you still need to license the guest OS.




mke077 posted:

I think I just missed this, but can you grow/shrink mem/proc while a vm is running?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

Dynamic memory can gr
ow/shrink memory.




Karolis posted:

is it possible to export only vm's configuration (xml) with out vm it self?

Aviraj Ajgekar
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MSFT

replied publicly:

You achieve that using PowerShell




Joe Amatrudo posted:

do u recommend defining a page file size or is it better to let svr 2012 auto manage it?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

I suggest letting the OS manage the pagefile.




xxxjake posted:

Are the 70
-
413 and 70
-
414 exams available yet? And what study info would you suggest for these
exams?

RicksterCDN
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MSFT

replied publicly:

I believe they went live last week...




Naresh Chandra posted:

is there any 3rd party switch support for Hyper
-
V?

Aviraj Ajgekar
-

MSFT

replied publicly:

Yes. From select partners

like Cisco, Big F5 etc.




Jarrod posted:

Can you import VM's with specific networks if that network is not preconfigured on the new host yet?

Joey Snow
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MS

replied publicly:

They

will import but will have a warning. You can then reconfigure the networking.




Vedran posted:

it's actually exactly like

ESXi. just without the ESX as a separate SKU

RicksterCDN
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MSFT

replied publicly: