4.5 Management and What Comes Next Part 5
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here, We're gonna configure the disk. So we're going to have the option to create a new blank, virtual hard disk. The default 127 gigs. You can go up to 64 terabytes if you're using the H d X, which is what we are using,
remember, it's dynamically expanding, so it's not gonna take up all that space to start with.
You can also copy the contents of a specified physical desk if you're taking a physical disk on the machine on wanting to copy it into a V H. D. This is a really easy way of doing here. You could basically come in here. Go. Oh, it sze this, this here, I want a copy it and then you click next, and it'll just copy that disk
bite for buy into the V H. D.
So nice and simple, or you can copy the contents of another V. H. D. This is good. If you want to sandbox it, you're gonna test some software and see what it does, how it manipulates that disk. You've got a vibe if you're doing isolation in security. If you're messing with the virus, you can sandbox the virus into a V h. D as well.
That's what you would do it.
So we're gonna create a new blank virtual artist. I'm gonna leave it at this. In fact, uh, yeah, I'm fine with this. You can do 64 terabytes. I don't think it s so it it will only accept it in gigabytes, even though you can see, they're so enter a number between one and 65,536. So we will say
that's that's what we'll do.
So nice and simple. So we're saying approximately 20 terabytes. I'm not gonna figure out the numbers.
Um, on duh.
Basically wanted to create that I don't have 20 terabytes available to me. I have to,
And even then I'm using some of that space. So this,
if it was a fixed disk, would not work because it's dynamically expanding. I'll show you this in just a second. You want to see what I mean? So they give you a quick summary of what's gonna happen. I'm gonna click, finish and you're going to see nothing. Nothing's gonna happen because if nothing happens, no news
when you're making disks is good news, it means It's just made the debts. It's configured the file. It's ready to go.
How do we check it? So we got two options here, got edit disc and inspect this. If we wanted to change something on the disc, we would come to the edit option, and then we would choose the disc.
So we made dynamic this one. There's our disk. Gonna open that one up, click next, and then it allows us to either compact the disk if we want to, say, make available away their free space on the disc. We want to make that disk smaller because, remember, it's dynamically expanding. Let's say you expand it out, they delete the data.
It's still gonna have that free space available so you can say, right, shove it
all backed down together. Make that space available. We're gonna convert the disk if you want to change it to a different former type different configuration. Maybe on a copy, another disc again, that kind of thing. You come here and do that, or you can expand it. This is very handy if you've got fixed size disc that we talked about
and you're like, Oh, it's got 100 gig, but it's on 90 and I need to give it more before it hits the maximum.
I wanna make it 200. You come here and you expand that this you may not be able to do it depending on what type of dispute, what it's doing whilst it's actually mounted to the machine in some of generations in gen to machines, you can actually amount the disc whilst the machine is still running. Just make sure you've not got anything that uses the disc of the time or your crash it.
But yeah, this is where you would come. Then you would choose expand, you know, you could set new size. She wanted to convert it. You get all these other options that appear on the left hand side, you then change it around. You can only go upwards in it, not downwards. So if you made a V h d, you can turn it to the HDX, but you can't turn a Ph. D. X back two of the HD,
so it's only forwards in terms of changing it from that kind of thing.
So I'm gonna cancel out of this.
We're going to inspect our disk Instead, I'm gonna choose my disk about few other disks that I didn't realize. Andi, you can see that. So we've got this menu that popped up on the left here
explains. What can't perform at the disk is and what type of this year's So we know it's PhD accidents dynamically expanding where it's stored, what the file name is on, what the current file sizes and what it's allowed to go to so you can see here. I've set the maximum disc's size to be 19 and 1/2 terabytes approximately,
but the current far size is only eight make, and this is how I'm able to have this disk on my two terabyte drive
when I've told it can use up to 20 s. So this is what you would do for thin provisioning. It means I don't need to go later on and expand that this to get it to work. Its gonna go all the way up to 19 and 1/2 terabytes,
but currently it's only an eight. Make fun because there's nothing in there. It's nice and simple keeps it nice and easy,
so that's pretty much it. With disks nice and easy to use as you can see really quick, really simple to build on. And then you would just go into your virtual machines and either attached them. Or you can use them in your physical machines as well. V HDs don't just have to be used in a virtual machine. You can connect the virtual hard disk
to your actual physical machine as well, and use it like a drive if you wanted to. It's really nice when you want to make changes to the drive on your physical machine without having to go into a V M to do anything.
It means that you just go into a disc management Mount Isa Drive. Give it a drive letter and you're away. You can access the machine, do your updates or if you want to run, if you're in a business environment you want, want, want, want to run deism on it? Do patching check files. Put files on there for people to use on. Then you just one mounted and re mounted back to where it should be.
It's really not that simple to use.
The last thing to cover would be manipulating. Service is for the hyper V manager you can see on the side. Here, you've got to stop Service button. This is what would appear if you right click on here as well. You got stopped service. When you click, it says, Are you sure you want to stop? The Virtual Machine Management Service on Dependent Service is so we'll do it all for you.
What it does is it only stops the stuff that I want you to manage that of the EMS. It won't stop the V EMS itself. It won't stop the hyper v roll or service. It would just stop the hyper V management service.
This basically means that it will stop you being able to manage the V EMS whilst it's stopped. This is a really good way of kind of locking the door behind you to make sure nothing.
It's no, it's not locking it in the sense of turning a key, but you're basically just putting something at the front that's asking people to say Are you really sure you want to make that change? So once you're finished, let's say I've done loads of changes and then I go right. I'm done. I'm finished with this server. I'm just gonna stop the management service on it
until I need it again. That means that I'm not gonna go in and just randomly make a change without actively knowing that I'm re engaging the service. And that's what this is really good for. So you just hit stop service and that's it. And then you see here it says the virtual Machine Management Service is not available. So when I come in, I would go, Oh, I can't. The service is not running.
That means that I'm actively aware of the fact that I'm about to turn it on to make a change.
It's just like a double check. Are you really sure you want to go in and do it? So what you would do is right. Click it again and then hit start service. It will booth service up. And if they were virtual machines on the server, you see them here. Otherwise, they're saying no virtual machines were found on the server nice and simple. It's just that extra little bit of
are you really sure you want to make that change? That's all it's doing