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Hyper-V Live Migration Setup Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide

Live migration is a Hyper-V feature in Windows Server that enables transparent, non-downtime migration of running virtual machines between Hyper-V hosts, ensuring flexibility.

a) How do I configure the Hyper-V console ?

1. First, select your Hyper-V host from the Hyper-V Management Console.

2. Then, click Hyper-V Settings in the Actions pane.

3. After that, click on Live Migration in the pop-up window.

4. Next, select the Enable incoming and outgoing live migration option.

5. Then, specify the number of simultaneous live migration options.

6. Finally, select “Use any available network for live migration” or specify an IP address for dedicated live migration networks using a dedicated NIC.


b) How do I configure Hyper-V authentication ?

1. First, click the + sign to select the Advanced Features option under Live Migration options to configure the desired authentication.

2. Finally, keep the default option (compression) active to temporarily use compression for memory synchronization.

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