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What types of virtual switches does Hyper-V 2016 support?

There are three types of Hyper-V virtual switches in Windows Server 2016. The key to using them effectively in a production environment is to understand what sets them apart.


Put your hypervisor expertise to the test

Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors are different animals with specific use cases, advantages and disadvantages. How well do you know the technology? Take this quiz to find out.


Get a handle on high availability with these tips

High availability is an incredibly valuable concept, one that helps safeguard systems and components against failure. Improve your high-availability strategy with these tips.


Best practices for securing VMs and virtualization hosts

In an increasingly virtualized world, there's always the risk of falling prey to a cyberattack. The best way to prevent an attack is to have a solid security plan in place.

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