I'm killing myself trying to get straight answers.
I have a "Microsoft Supported" SBS 2011 Premium virtualized environment:
- Server Core installed with only Hyper-V role using Second Server License
- SBS 2011 and 2nd Server running on thier own Guest partitions
- APC Backups RS1500 connected to Physical Server
- Desired shutdown/startup settings configured in hyper-v (Shutdown guest if physical server shuts down) & (start hosts no matter what upon physical server restart)
First Question: Which Power Scheme is recommended for the Hyper-V host? Out of the box it's set to "Balanced" - Should this be set to "High Performance"?
Second Question: In Lieu of expensive UPS upgrades and network cards *cough* APC - I'd rather configure the built in UPS power management of Windows Server to just shut the physical server down when there is 50% of the UPS battery left. Upon the shut down being issued - Hyper-V will automatically cleanly shut down the OS's of the VM's, and everything will be brought down gracefully. Which settings would I modify using the powercfg command line utility to do this?