Microsoft Windows 2008 Hyper-V RTM Installation & Configuraiton step by step (Hyper-V Discovery Part 5).

As Hyper-V being the biggest fuzz in the Virtualization solutions today, thanks to the Microsoft marketing forces. They can generate the biggest noise about each product they produce. As a lot of people hearing the fuzz, but did not have the chance to discover Hyper-V, I have decided I will discover it and take every one with me in a Hyper-V Tour with explanation and snapshots. This discovery trip consist of 5 parts & Intro as below:

Intro: Introduction to Microsoft Windows 2008 Hyper-V RTM & Our Discovery Trip.
Part one: Microsoft Windows 2008 Hyper-V RTM Installation
Part Two: MS Hyper-V Virtual Networks Configuration & Hyper-V Server settings.
Part Three: MS Hyper-V Virtual Machine Creation.
Part Four: MS Hyper-V Virtual Machine Settings.
Part Five: Microsoft Hyper-V Snapshots Technology.
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Bonus: Install SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 & Component Integration for Linux on Hyper-V

Part Five: Microsoft Hyper-V Snapshots Technology:

In the previous part we had covered the Virtual Machines settings in Hyper-V manager. At this part I will be covering Hyper-V snapshots. If you have not read the earlier 4 parts, I highly recommend having a look at it.

Snapshots of virtual machines is supported by Hyper-V. Snapshot is basically the ability to take a point in time image of your virtual machine so you can go back to it in case of a problem or bad change done to the virtual machine. Actually I liked the speed of Hyper-V snapshots, it take around 20 seconds for Hyper-V to take a snapshot of a 20GB virtual machine with 4GB used. That is a quick recovery plan.

Let’s look on how to work with Hyper-V snapshots. Right click the virtual machine you want to take a snapshot of and then click snapshot from the right click menu, just as showing in the below image:

ms windows 2008 hyper-v take snapshot

If for any reason you desire to restore back to your snapshot, then all you have to do is click on you virtual machine then from the snapshot panel right click the snapshot you want to revert to and choose apply as shown in the image below:

ms windows 2008 hyper-v restore snapshot

Snapshots in Hyper-V is very simple to use, but a very powerful tool. Here we got to the end of part 5 & the end of our Hyper-V Discovery tour. You still might be interested in our Bonus Bonus: Install SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 & Component Integration for Linux on Hyper-V. I hope this tour was helpful & Enjoyable. Please leave your comments.

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