HYPER-V:  VM Wizard

Posted on 2014-08-07
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
During the New Vritual Machine Wizard, it asks for a location to store the virtual machine.  Later it asks for the location of the Virtual Hard Disks.  

Is the info in the location needed to store the virtual machine the settings?  

If so, should these settings be kept on the same drive as the Virtual Hard Disk for the VM?
Question by:howmad2
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    Accepted Solution

    For simplicity, I would ensure that the "metadata" and virtual hard disk information is stored on the same disk, and folder

    e.g. D: Drive

    and create a folder called VMs

    Select this for ALL information and disks.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Cliff Galiher
    The storage location for the virtual machine where a small file os written that holds information about the VM such as memory settings, number of virtual processors, virtual adapters, etc.

    The virtual hard drive location is where your VHD(X) files live and is the bulk of the data for most VMs.  For small environments it is not uncommon to see them love together in a subfolder to keep VMs organized. In large environments, however, CHD placement is usually separate based on I/O workload to optimize disk response.

    Both approaches have merit and much of it is personal preference. I personally prefer to keep VHDs separate for DR purposes. But that is simply what works for me.

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