Are you fed up with the VHDX disk expansion?

Here is a free solution from Systola I used to make VHDX disk expansion life easier. It’s a common requirement always to increase the disk size, when you want to create more Exchange Databases in a vhdx based disk or a temporary space requirement during your database defragmentation/mailbox move etc. Traditional method in a Hyper-V environment … Continue reading “Are you fed up with the VHDX disk expansion?”

The domain join cannot be completed because the SID..

I recently worked on fixing the following issue on my Windows 2012 R2 Data Center Edition servers in my Hyper-V lab: The domain join cannot be completed because the SID of the domain you attempted to join was identical to the SID of this machine Basically, I was trying to join a virtual machine to the … Continue reading “The domain join cannot be completed because the SID..”

Patching of Hyper-V Hosts

Many of you may be using Hyper-V technology as the part of your move towards server virtualization. When you want to patch the Hyper-V hosts which are not equipped with a GUI (Server Core) and not connected to internet, we may want to get the help of WSUS server. I have employed a manual patching … Continue reading “Patching of Hyper-V Hosts”

Vocabulary and Acronyms in Hyper-V

Vocabulary and Acronyms in Hyper–V APIC: Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller is a device which allows priority levels to be assigned to its interrupt outputs. Hypercall: The Hypercall is the interface for communication with the hypervisor.. Guests communicate with the hypervisor via Hypercalls. Management Operating System (OS):  Manages machine–level functions such as device drivers, power management, … Continue reading “Vocabulary and Acronyms in Hyper-V”