Creating and managing virtual hard disks

In this step-by-step, automated demo, expert Anil Desai shows how to create new virtual hard disks, configure virtual machine disk controllers and attach and maintain virtual hard disks

This Content Component encountered an error
Takeaway: In this step-by-step, automated demo, expert Anil Desai shows how to create new virtual hard disks, configure virtual machine disk controllers and attach and maintain virtual hard disks. Time:16 mins


Anil Desai
Anil Desai
About the speaker

Anil Desai is an independent consultant and IT book author who has managed datacenter environments that support thousands of virtual machines. Anil is an MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA and a Microsoft MVP (Windows Server -- Management Infrastructure).




Learn more about virtual hard disks:

  • Anil Desai: Understanding virtual hard disk options
    Learn the pros and cons of fixed-size and dynamically expanding virtual hard drives supported by Microsoft Virtual Server.

  • Optimizing Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 series - Designing virtual hard disk storage
    A key performance concept is VHD file placement. In this tip, Anil Desai looks at some scenarios and recommendations that can have a significant impact on performance.

  • Optimizing Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 series - Maintaining virtual hard disks
    Just like physical disks, VHD files need to be maintained over time. In this article, Anil Desai explains how to maintain VHD performance on Virtual Server host computers.

  • Chapter download: Understanding virtual disk architecture
    In this tip, you'll learn how virtual hard disks work in Microsoft Virtual Server, as well as how to automate the creation, attachment and maintenance of Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) files.

  • Tech Tips: Managing virtual environments
    Over 40 tips related to virtualization management.

  • Ask the Expert: Anil Desai
    Ask Anil Desai a Question. Read his replies to other people's questions.

  • Show Me Everything: Managing virtual environments
    This topics page provides resources for system architects and administrators on managing virtual environments. Topics include monitoring, configuration management and provisioning, capacity planning, performance management, dynamic load balancing/scheduling, security management, disaster recovery planning, integration and interoperability.

  • Virtualization School: Resources to help you learn more.
    In this topic, you'll find all of SearchServerVirtualization.com's quizzes, learning guides, fast guides--you name it, if it has to do with learning, it's going to be here. Bookmark this page as it will be updated as new learning content comes out.

  • AnilDesai.net
    Visit Anil Desai's Website.
  • This was first published in March 2007

    Dig deeper on Virtual server backup and storage

    Pro+

    Features

    Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

    0 comments

    Oldest 

    Forgot Password?

    No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

    Your password has been sent to:

    -ADS BY GOOGLE

    SearchVMware

    SearchWindowsServer

    SearchCloudComputing

    SearchVirtualDesktop

    SearchDataCenter

    Close