The simplest way to create a virtual using Hyper-V and Windows 2008r2 SP1 and its Dynamic Memory feature.
Now let’s modify the dynamic memory features to allow the virtual to take advantage of the new Dynamic Memory allowed by 2008r2 SP1.
Something else important when it comes to BigFix, is the number of cores utilized when working with virtuals. In my test lab, I don’t expect to have any more than 100 endpoints, with the typical average hovering around 60-75. With this in mind a simple setting of 4 cores is probably overkill however I don’t like to limit my virtuals and end up waiting.
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I was trying to connect from primary test box to my hyperv core test box via the Hyper-V MMC management tools, I kept getting "Access denied. Unable to establish communication between Client and Server".
From the command prompt of your ‘Client’ can do this by typing: ”DCOMCNFG” in the run-command in Windows.
2. Browse trough to: “Component Services > Computers > My Computer”.
3. Open Properties for “My Computer” and select the COM Security tab.
4. In “Access Permissions” area click the “Edit Limits”-button.
5. Select the “Anonymous Logon”-group and make sure the “Remote Access” is set to Allowed.
Now you client tools should connect successfully to the servers Hyper-V management.
One thing I just learned from the TS2 seminar is I can start testing virtualization immediately… and for free.
The things you’ll need are as follows:
1. Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 ISO at http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/how-to-get.mspx
2. The Hyper-V Configuration Guide at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E1E111C9-FA69-4B4D-8963-1DD87804C04F
3. Windows Vista SP1 Management Console MMC available at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952627
4. A CAL of whatever Microsoft Windows product you’re virtualizing
These four things will get you well on your way. The key here is you don’t have to purchase a full server license to have hyper-v setup and running immediately. I’m using my beefest test computer I have. I was using it for Windows 7 Beta testing, but now it’s time to virtualize that and other machines in a fancy Virtual Test environment… Yay!!!