Virtualization

How to Remove a Hyper-V VM Snapshot using PowerShell

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Hello everybody! I’ve recently done some work on a Hyper-V Cluster and I have come upon a rather weird issue where I don’t have any option to delete VM Checkpoints from the Hyper-V Manager. Now I’m sure most of you will say, who uses the UI?? We are all PowerShell gods that grab the bull […]

How to Enable Virtualization in Windows 10

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A virtual machine emulates a computer system so anyone can run different operating systems and programs. It works great for testing out new features without risking your current ecosystem. You will also be able to test software compatibility in an isolated environment. Running a virtual machine can be demanding and not all computers are capable […]

Convert Physical Server to Hyper-V using Virtual Machine Converter

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The following article is a walkthrough on using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1 to migrate a physical server to a VM on the Hyper-V platform. The first step is to go and download the MVMC tool at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=42497. Once downloaded and installed, go to the Start Menu and fire up the tool. To start, we […]

Network Card configuration Missing after P2V using VMware Converter

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Last night I converted a physical Windows 2003 R2 server to a VMware virtual machine using VMware Converter Standalone version 4.0.1.  The entire process was extremely simple, only four steps.  After the P2V conversion completed, the physical machine powered off, and the newly created VM booted up.  Everything appeared to be normal, until I realized […]

Fix for VMWare error: Could not open virtual machine, this virtual machine appears to be in use

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This morning I received the following error when trying to power on a VMware Workstation virtual machine: Could not open virtual machine: C:\VMs\Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition.vmx. This virtual machine appears to be in use. To resolve the issue, I deleted all of the .lck files and directories in the guest’s directory listed above. This […]