Friday, 4 May 2012

Virtual Server 2005: How To Configure the Virtual DHCP Server


Instead of configuring a virtual machine as a DHCP server, you can use the virtual DHCP server for your virtual network.

To configure the virtual DHCP server:
1. Open the Virtual Server Administration Website.
2. Under Virtual Networks, selectConfigure and then click the virtual network.
3. In Virtual Network Properties, click DHCP server.
4. Check the Enabled checkbox, then configure the necessary DHCP server options.
5. Click OK.

Logging out from a Remote Desktop Session


When the Remote Desktop Client is exited by pressing the ‘X’ on the control panel the remote session continues to run on the server even though no client is connected. Next time the user connects the desktop session will appear exactly as it was left before.
To end the session select Start in the remote desktop session, click on the right arrow button in the bottom right hand corner of the menu and select Log Off. This will close down the remote desktop session and close the remote desktop client.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Windows 8:- Hyper-V Bandwidth Management


I always wonder how many throughput does a Virtual Machine consume when running in Hyper-V Host. Not always we dedicate a NIC for a Virtual Machine. For better consolidation, we always share several Virtual machine within a 1 Gbps NIC.
Let say, you have 4 Virtual Machines running and share on 1 Gbps NIC. Will each Virtual Machine consume and limited to 250 Mbps? Well not really. Some VM will consume more throughput than 250 Mbps and will eventually impact the performance for the rest of the VM.

This is what i found out when testing Hyper-V Vnext which seem like solving this case. On Virtual Network, you can configure to set minimum and maximum throughput per Mbps on each virtual machine.

Great right…I’m excited to wait this feature available on next release of Hyper-V.