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Best Practices Analsyer for Hyper-V

BPA or the Best Practices Analyser is a tool available for Microsof t Products like Exchange , SQL that would scan its configuration against the Best Practices prescribed by Microsoft for that product and give a report.  We can use the BPA for Hyper-V to scan a Windows 2008 R2 server that is running the Hyper-V role, and help identify configurations that do not comply with the best practices prescribed by Microsoft .


This is available as an update and can be downloaded and installed on Windows 2008 R2 Servers running Hyper-V Role .  BPA scans the configuration of the physical computer, the virtual machines, and other resources such as virtual networking and virtual storage . No configuration changes are made to the system .


How to run a BPA on a Hyper-V System ?


First ,  Download and Install the BPA Update for Microsoft Hyper-V from here . Please note that this is applicable for Windows 2008 R2 Systems with Hyper-V Role only.From a Windows 2008 Server , open Server manager and connect remotely to the  Hyper-V Server ( Assuming the Hyper-V Server is running on a Windows 2008 R2 Core ).Expand Roles and Click on Hyper-VOn the Right Pane , Select ” Scan this Role  ” that is available as part of the Best practice Analyser section as shown below




The BPA scans and presents list of Compliant . Non -Compliant and excluded report as shown above.

We can also double click on the Non-Compliant parameters and see the Issue , Impact and resolution that can be carried out to rectify the same .

For Example , the above picture indicates a warning for using Dynamic VHDs being used . Double-Click and the Issue , Impact and resolution would be presented as shown below :




Administrators can now use  BPA for Hyper-V to scan against Microsoft recommendations and then implement any changes that are necessary .


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