Live virtual machine cloning – Windows Server 2012 R2 HYPER-V

Server 2012 R2 will be official launch is 4 days ahead. Lot of new features introduced in the Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. I’m really interested about the HYPER-V side of the improvements introduce by Microsoft. It’s like listening to your demands and providing you solutions 🙂

The One I’m about to talk to you about is such scenario. You can clone virtual machine’s and virtual machine’s snapshots while the virtual machine is running! This feature really comes handy when you want to do some testing on the running virtual machine without disturbing to anyone.

You simply take a clone copy of the running VM and do patching, application upgrade and test and verify. Once that completed you can safely apply those changes to the production VM knowing things will go smoothly 🙂

Think about it. This is kind of a dream for System administrators,Application managing engineers. You get a exact copy of production system running in isolated environment and do the testing for verification. To put more into your brain, we can also take a clone of the virtual machine “Snapshot” and run it in isolated environment, how cool is that.

So go ahead and grab a trail copy of Server 2012 R2 HYPER-V and get’s your hands dirty.

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