Hyper-V On-The-Go – Sending Files to Your VMs (Part 2)

In a previous blog I discussed methods for sending files to the VMs in your portable lab. Those methods included the following: ISO transferPowerShell Cmdlet transferDirect VHD TransferNetwork Transfer I covered the ISO method and discarded the Network method for practicality reasons. In THIS (albeit foreshortened) blog I will be discussing the Direct VHD Copy … Continue reading Hyper-V On-The-Go – Sending Files to Your VMs (Part 2)

Hyper-V On-The-Go – Sending Files to Your VMs (Part 1)

I was playing around with learning Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) recently, trying to get it up and running in one of my labs. During the initial installation, it turned out there were several files and patches I needed to install as prerequisites. I have a pretty firm rule about not allowing my lab VMs/VNets direct … Continue reading Hyper-V On-The-Go – Sending Files to Your VMs (Part 1)

Hyper-V On-The-Go – Reclaiming Drive Space

Continuing in our "Boldly Going" series I wanted to touch on a minor issue I've had when working with certain Hyper-V features. One of those endearing features/qualities is found when you want to delete a VM. Try this out in your environment on an expendable VM. Open your Hyper-V console, select the VM and choose … Continue reading Hyper-V On-The-Go – Reclaiming Drive Space

Hyper-V On-The-Go – Enabling the Lab Engine

Boldly Going - The Shakedown Cruise In an earlier blog I laid out some basics needed to build your own portable lab. I focused on the hardware needed and the considerations you need to keep in mind to ensure a successful effort. The hardware, however, is merely a tool (albeit a useful one) and needs … Continue reading Hyper-V On-The-Go – Enabling the Lab Engine

Hyper-V On-The-Go or “To Boldly Lab Where No-One Has Lab’d Before!”

This is an into to a multi-part series on building portable labs. Boldly Going One thing I have found invaluable throughout my career has been the ability to maintain a decent lab environment, something that has been an ongoing struggle over the years. Early on it was all about the hardware. One of my earliest … Continue reading Hyper-V On-The-Go or “To Boldly Lab Where No-One Has Lab’d Before!”