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Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster

Leverage the FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 to provide an Enterprise-ready
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Overhead at one of my recent IT Pro events: “The FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 sounds AWESOME! With the same features and scalability as the Hyper-V role in the full Windows Server 2012 OS, I could really use this to virtualize my application workloads very cost effectively.  But … I need high availability too! 
HOW EASY IS IT TO CONFIGURE HYPER-V SERVER 2012 IN A CLUSTER?
- Kris” Great question, Kris! Configuring our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 in a highly available cluster can be really easy.  In this article, I’ll step through the configuration of a Hyper-V host cluster configuration that uses Hyper-V Server 2012 so that you'll have the details to step through this process in your own lab environment. In Part 2 of this article series, I’ll finish up with the steps needed to provision and test a highly available virtual machine within your new cluster. Let’s start with a common scenario … In this…

VMware ESXi 5.1 can run Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 VMs

Here's the gist:

Create a "Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)" VM, using Typical Configurationright-click the new VM and Upgrade Virtual Hardware to Version 9tweak the VMX, adding these 4 lines:mce.enable = TRUEhypervisor.cpuid.v0 = FALSEfeatMask.vm.hv.capable = “Min:1″vhv.enable = TRUEbe sure it's assigned to a network where the vSwitch has Promiscuous Mode set to Acceptpower up the new Hyper-V VMperform typical install and configure of Hyper-V, hard-code IP if you'd like, create an Admin username/password that matches a client systemcreate a Windows 8 "client" VM, since Hyper-V Manager takes just a few seconds to addfix COM Security on that client systemuse that VM's Hyper-V Manager to connect to Hyper-V, then...create a Hyper-V hosted Virtual Machine, connect to it, and turn it on to test
I'm eager for any suggestions or alternative methods, but for now, this was the only way I could get it working in my own lab, figured others might want …

Restoring Windows Server to Bare Metal

Introduction Successful disaster recovery is all about preparation because bad things happen when you least want them to. There are several different ways you can restore a Windows server when the system drive fails on it. The approach we're going to walk you through here is simple and straightforward: just replace the failed drive, boot the server from Windows installation media, and launch the restore process. There are a couple of things to watch for however when you do this as we shall shortly see. Test Environment For simplicity, the walkthrough performed below uses a virtual environment running on Microsoft Hyper-V. The server we're going to restore is a virtual machine named SEA-FS1 in the contoso.com domain. The backup will be saved to a shared folder on the Hyper-V host on which this virtual machine is running. And the "bare metal system" to which we're going to restore the backup is another virtual machine that has no operating system installed on it. …