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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Windows 8–Hyper-V Cluster Enhancement


In today post, we will look into some new improvement on Hyper-V Cluster on Windows 8 (Currently this screenshot is taken from Windows Server Developer Preview- Build 8102. It may subject to change when release to beta and it is tested on my test lab environment. )

One of the key improvement on the high availability Virtual Machine is you can configure start-up priority. This option allow you to configure which VM has the high, medium, low priority and even No Auto Start. The VM with high priority start-up will boot up first compare to Medium or Low.


Here is the end result which i’ve configured. (Refer to Priority column)


Move on in term of live migration enhancement, you can now perform multiple Live Migration rather than 1 times. The limit of the multiple live migration is depend on your configuration at the Hyper-V Host and NIC bandwidth throughput.

Setting:- refer to Virtual Machine Move Configuration.


Here is the screenshot of of the live migration. I have initiated 2 Live Migration and the 3rd VM is put into Queue. Once 1st or 2nd VM complete, the 3rd VM will start to perform Live Migration without giving any error message.


Well, i have highlighted 2 improvement: Start-Up Priority and Live Migration Enhancement. Will keep you posted on some new improvement for Hyper-V on Windows 8.