Recent Article: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Storage Feature Shortcomings


This is part two of my take on what is still missing from the next version of Hyper-V.  To read part one, go HERE.  The storage architecture of Windows Server 2012 has come a long way to benefit Hyper-V 3.0, but there are still some seemingly basic features that have been left out.  Part two focuses on these storage shortcomings and how I think they could be addressed by utilizing similar technologies now found within the product.

Microsoft revamped the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V storage architecture, but there is still some room for improvement.

Storage has always been a weakness for Hyper-V. The process of shrinking, expanding, migrating and backing up virtual machines (VMs) creates a lot of difficulties in Hyper-V environments. But the new live migration and storage migration enhancements in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, including the seamless movement of VMs and virtual hard disks between physical storage volumes without downtime, could solve many of the lingering issues.

The methods proposed below would greatly reduce downtime and simplify Hyper-V management by eliminating several manual and tedious tasks.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

**TAKE THE POLL: At the end of each article, there is a poll on which absent feature you think is most glaring. Here are the current stats.  Vote and give your feedback.

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