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101 Free Hyper-V Management & Monitoring Tools and Resources

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All the tools you need to manage, monitor and understand Hyper-V are available on the Internet. But, how do you find them all? Lucky for us, good people done a lot of the work for us. They’re collecting a list of 101 Hyper-V tools, scripts and resources.
What could be better?
Well, they’re all free.

What kind of tools you can find here?

– Free Hyper-V Management Tools
– Microsoft’s Free Hyper-V Management and Monitoring Tools
– Free Monitoring Tools for Hyper-V
– PowerShell Scripts for Hyper-V
– Hyper-V Resources
– Free Hyper-V Backup Tool

All tools with their details you can find here Winking smile

Cheers,

Romeo

Rename a Nano Server

Hi to everyone,

In this blog post I’d like to explain how to add new name to your Nano Server. Why I would like to do that? Because, when you create Nano Server image from the Nano Server Image Builder, during the setup process you need to enter the name of the Nano Server, also if you want to create few of Nano Servers, you will have the same name on the every machine what’s not good, right?
As you can see from the picture below, the recovery console doesn’t have an option to rename the hostname.

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The only way to rename Nano Server is using PowerShell Remote Session or PowerShell Direct from the Hyper-V host.
In this case I’ll use PowerShell Direct, and as you can see on the picture below I haven’t network adapter on the Nano Server because I have one Nano Server on my network with the same host name and want to avoid collision.

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Open PowerShell in elevated mode and type:

Enter-PSSession –VMName “nano server name” –Credentials administrator
Where “nano server name” is the name of your Nano Server.

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Rename-Computer –NewName “New Name” –PassThru
Where “New Name” is the name of your Nano Server.

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After you are done, logon to your renamed Nano Server, enable network adapter and enjoy the day. Smiješak

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Have a nice weekend! Smiješak s namigivanjem

Cheers,

Romeo

Hyper-V 2016 Best Practices

I had a honor to be Hyper-V 2016 Best Practices book reviewer written by my two colleagues, Benedict Berger and Romain Serre. I believe that you will learn a lot about Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 from this great book. The book is available on Packt site.

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Cheers Winking smile

Romeo