Setup Hyper-V 2012 Replica with Certificate Based Authentication

Pre requirements MakeCert is a MS certificate creation tool which generates self-singed certificates for testing purpose. We will need the makecert.exe to generate our self-singed certificates. (More Information’s could be found here https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/desktop/aa386968.aspx) Test Environment Our Test environment has two servers without a domain that mean we will use a basic Workgroup setup for this HowTo (if the two servers will be part of the domain a replica with SSL setup you could leave out Step 5). Our setup looks like the following: Hyper-V Host 1 [VMH01] (Primary) Hyper-V Host 2 [VMH02] (Secondary) 1. Creation of the root certificate In the first step we will create a root certificate that both servers can use. Run the following command on our primary Host VMH01 to create a self-signed root certificate. makecert -pe -n "cn=TestHyperVRootCA" -ss root -sr localmachine -sky signature -r "TestHyperVRootCA.cer" The command will install in the certificate into the [...]

By | 2016-07-23T14:50:24+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|Allgemein, Hyper-V, Virtualization|Comments Off on Setup Hyper-V 2012 Replica with Certificate Based Authentication

Convert Windows Server 2003 vmware .vmdk to Hyper-V .vhd

I've tried the last night to move my VMWare Machines to Hyper-V get in trouble with my Windows Server 2003 *bahhh* The main problem was Hyper-V does not recognice SCSI Disks as Bootable, so my Macine was installed on a SCSI Disk. So if you convert your .vmdk into .vhd container you'll get a blue screen error while boot the system. After some searching i've found a solutin for this problem, the issue is you dosn't have a ide driver loaded to the system i've fixed this by addind a IDE virtual disk to my machine an run it once again. Well now there are the instructions: Shutdown the VM Add a new IDE device to your VM (the size dosn't matter) and make sure you have select Adapter: IDE0 Device:0 in the settings. Start the machine and take a look into the device managment your IDE disk should be [...]

By | 2016-10-22T11:39:41+00:00 August 17th, 2011|Virtualization|Comments Off on Convert Windows Server 2003 vmware .vmdk to Hyper-V .vhd