70-659 Exam Prep Part 5

In this section I will cover configuring child settings.

Configuring Child Resources

When it comes to configuring disks, networks, CPUs, and memory settings, these are all done within the VM settings; whether that is in Hyper-V Manager or VMM.


IDE drives are required as the OS, can only boot from an IDE disk. They cannot be added dynamically while the VM is running. ISCSI disks on the other hand can be dynamically added while the VM is running.


The Network Adapter section allows for setting the virtual network to use, the MAC address settings, and VLAN ID, if needed.


The Processor section allows for setting the virtual processor settings including:

Processor (Number of logical processors to use)
VM reserve (this reserves an amount of the physical processor for VM usage)
VM limit (here you can set the maximum processor power of the virtual CPU that is attached to the VM)
Relative weight (here you can set the priority VMs will have for CPU resources)

Processor compatibility (these two settings are used if you are using different CPUs in your environment or older operating system)


The Memory section allows for setting the memory assigned to the VM. Memory can be set to either Static or Dynamic. Dynamic memory also has the option of Memory buffer, which allows you to reserve a percentage of the memory to use. Memory weight prioritizes how much available memory will be available to the VM compared to other VMs.

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