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.

Cheers,
John.

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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