PowerShell: Enable Hyper-V De-Duplication

Enabling data de-duplication can have a sizeable impact on your used storage space. But did you also know that enabling de-duplication is currently a recommended best practice for general purpose Hyper-V hosts? Follow along and I’ll show you how to enable Hyper-V de-duplication using only PowerShell. If you are unfamiliar with installing Windows Features with …

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Using Powershell Variables HyperV Powershell Direct

enable nested virtualization

Another new feature I love in Hyper-V 2016, like nested Virtualization, is Powershell Direct.  Powershell Direct allows you to connect to HyperV VMs directly through the Virtual Machine Bus. You use the same commands you normally use for Powershell remoting. Which are Invoke-Command and Enter-PSSession. To run these commands you need administrator credentials on the …

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Enable Nested Virtualization in Hyper-V

enable nested virtualization

One of my favorite new features added in Hyper-V 2016, was nested virtualization. Nested virtualization is a great feature for labs or demo environments, but also Hyper-V containers. It’s also useful for running the Azure Stack Development Kit. I’ll show you how you can quickly enable nested virtualization in Hyper-v using Powershell. Note, the only …

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