Monday, March 23, 2009

Hyper-V Fixed VHD creation


Hyper-V Fixed VHD creation

As Ben mentioned last year, creating a large fixed size VHD in Hyper-V can be a lengthy operation as we zero out the contents of the file during the creation process. In Hyper-V itself, there is no workaround to this.

However Chris, a developer on our team, has just posted up a utility called VHDTool which can create large fixed VHDs in seconds. If you are comfortable with the security implications of using such a tool and want large fixed VHDs created quickly, it could be an option for you. The utility is available with source code and can be downloaded here.


John Howard - Hyper-V and virtualization blog : Hyper-V Fixed VHD creation

1 comment:

kenzie jones said...

Thanks for the above post. Please explain some more information regarding this. I want to know more about it in detail so that all my doubts will be clear.
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