Managing Hyper-V with Windows PowerShell

October 30, 2012
by Brien Posey
Managing Hyper-V with Windows PowerShell

Microsoft has made it clear that the preferred way to manage Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012 is with PowerShell. However, PowerShell management for Hyper-V tends to be non-intuitive and intimidating for beginners. Its usefulness is undeniable because it brings almost boundless possibilities for managing your Hyper-V directly through the underlying level of the OS.

With PowerShell management for Hyper-V, you can have access to all sorts of information about your environment by using this smart system of filtering that’s built right into the commands. And this access spans throughout your whole infrastructure: VMs, hosts and clusters.

Read this white paper by Microsoft’s MVP Brien Posey to understand this powerful tool and learn the basics of managing Hyper-V with PowerShell. Find out more about:

  • What’s changed since Hyper-V 2008 R2
  • Various queries against Hyper-V with PowerShell to create, manage and modify VMs
  • Techniques for allocating resources such as CPU cores, virtual network cards and memory to VMs
  • And much more!

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About the author

Brien Posey Brien Posey, a freelance technical writer, received Microsoft′s MVP award eleven times for his Exchange Server, Windows Server, IIS, and File Systems Storage work.