Tag: hyper-v


How to backup and restore your VMs using Altaro VM Backup v.7

  Quick Access Introduction Step-by-step-guide Create VM Backup Take local VM backup Take offsite VM backup Restore VM backup Full VM Restore File Level Restore Exchange Item Level Restore Verify backups Conclusion Introduction   For the past few months, my conscience has been bugging me about backing up my VMs on my host. This something that I postponed every week, but a few weeks ago I was contacted by my blog sponsor Altaro who asked me if I wanted to write a…

Blog, Hyper-V, Windows 10

2 solutions for solving issue with Hyper-V Virtual Machine and Secure Boot on non-supported Operating Systems

INTRODUCTION I ran in to this problem the other day when trying to run Windows Server 2008 R2 in Hyper-V: Boot Failed. EFI SCSI Device. Failed Secure Boot Verification The reason for this was that I had created a Generation 2 Virtual Machines which uses Secure Boot which is supported in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and later. SOLUTIONS SOLUTION #1 If you want to run an older operating system as a guest, select Generation 1 when creating the Virtual Machine:…

Blog, Hyper-V

What is Hyper-V Server 2012 and how do I install and administer it?

Hyper-V Server 2012 is a stand-alone product offered for free by Microsoft. Basically, it’s a stripped down Windows Server 2012 Core installation, which is meant to only be running Hyper-V. This might work fine for you if you are only using the host as a hypervisor, as it’s free and leaves minimal footprint and attack surface. This is really practical if you’re running your server for lab environments or if you just want to run all of your server/client machines…

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