[Bonus]: INDEPENDENT VMs! Once you decide your Child VM is "mature enough" to stand on its own (i.e.: you want to separate your Child VM from your Father VM, such as to create an "independent" VM), you can simply create a new "traditional" vhd, plug it into your Child VM, then a simple dd-magic command… Read More

Hi, hope you've followed my previous articles (over the last couple of days I've been pretty busy...), since this article builds on the previous ones. Just in case you missed them, here, have a look: The fastest CentOS VM Deployment on MS Hyper-V Servers - Pt.1 - A Summary. Download the programs needed. Create the… Read More

Now it's time to create the Father Virtual Machine, install CentOS-minimal, then install the "Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V" component on it. First you'll have to create a New Dynamic Virtual Hard Disk Drive (the VHD), then a New Virtual Machine, based on your New Dynamic VHD Drive. New Father Dynamic VHD. From the Hyper-V… Read More

Assumptions. This guide is built assuming the following software: Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with the Hyper-V Role enabled. CentOS-6.2-x86_64-minimal.iso. Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V 3.2. Download CentOS-minimal. The first thing to do is download an updated CentOS-minimal distribution. I suggest you get the x64 build because Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 works natively on… Read More

Intro. This article series is related to my latest speech at the Linux SA Meeting on Tuesday May 15th, somehow related to my previous post about CentOS Networking configuration ([SOLVED] CentOS 6 networking and Hyper-V) and to my recently released VHD/Virtual Appliances (New Centos-6.2-x86_64-minimal Hyper-V VHD - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS X64 Desktop Hyper-V Virtual Appliance… Read More