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How to Inspect and Edit virtual disks in Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012 R2

In this post I will look Inspecting and Editing virtual disks in Hyper-V. In a previous post I looked at creating a vm template to deploy virtual machines from. The template used a Dynamically expanding virtual hard disk, so although the virtual machines’s operating system would see it as 127GB it’s actual size at deployment was 18GB, and it will grow as required up to its specified maximum size.

This is great for keeping storage usage down while testing or for templates storage, but in a production envrionment it is best practice to deploy fixed disks to increase disk throughput.

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