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Hyper-V HyperClear Mitigation for L1 Terminal Fault

Hyper-V HyperClear Mitigation for L1 Terminal Fault

Introduction A new speculative execution side channel vulnerability was announced recently that affects a range of Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors. This vulnerability, referred to as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) and assigned CVE 2018-3646 for hypervisors, can be used ... continue reading

Bringing Device Support to Windows Server Containers

When we introduced containers to Windows with the release of Windows Server 2016, our primary goal was to support traditional server-oriented applications and workloads. As time has gone on, we’ve heard feedback from our users about how certain workloads need ... continue reading
Hello World MSMQ! …from Windows Containers

Hello World MSMQ! …from Windows Containers

Hello from Microsoft Hackathon!!! What are we hacking? Containerizing MSMQ! Let me tell you more… MSMQ (Microsoft Message Queuing) is one of the top asks from Enterprise customers who are lifting and shifting traditional apps with Windows Containers. We are ... continue reading
Insider preview: Windows container image

Insider preview: Windows container image

Earlier this year at Microsoft Build 2018, we announced a third container base image for applications that have additional API dependencies beyond nano server and Windows Server Core. Now the time has finally come and the Windows container image is ... continue reading

Hyper-V symbols for debugging

Having access to debugging symbols can be very handy, for example when you are A partner building solutions leveraging Hyper-V, Trying to debug a specific issue, or Searching for bugs to participate in the Microsoft Hyper-V Bounty Program. Starting with ... continue reading
Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

Whether you’re a developer or an IT admin, virtual machines are familiar tools that allow users to run entirely separate operating system instances on a host. And despite being a separate OS, we feel there’s a great importance in having ... continue reading
Windows Event Viewer showing the Hyper-V-VMMS Admin log

Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log (January 2018 edition)

Hyper-V has changed over the last few years and so has our event log structure. With that in mind, here is an update of Ben’s original post in 2009 (“Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log”). This post gives a short ... continue reading

A smaller Windows Server Core Container with better Application Compatibility

In Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17074 released on Tuesday Jan 16, 2018, there are some exciting improvements to Windows Server containers that we’d like to share with you. We’d love for you to test out the build, especially the ... continue reading

Migrating local VM owner certificates for VMs with vTPM

Whenever I want to replace or reinstall a system which is used to run virtual machines with a virtual trusted platform module (vTPM), I’ve been facing a challenge: For hosts that are not part of a guarded fabric, the new ... continue reading
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