Tips to improve Virtual Machine performance in Hyper-V


Hyper-V, developed by Microsoft, is a virtualization service, that enables a business to run a virtualized version of their desktop also known as a Virtual Machine. With a single Hyper-V host, organizations can run several Virtual Machines at the same time in isolation from each other.

Also, these Virtual Machines use resources like processors, ram, storage, memory, and even network adapters from a single host server. This makes sure that there is proper hardware utilization, as are efficiently used by the Virtual Machines.

Organizations have been using Hyper-V for quite a lot of time now. Like any other system, even Hyper-V implemented virtual machines are prone to errors and failed instances. Organizations and admins constantly look for tips to avoid these errors, so that the workflow is not disturbed. Businesses can opt-in for Hyper V Server Hosting services to avoid all such errors, as it is regularly maintained by the hosting providers. In this article, admins will come across some tips on how they can improve virtual machine performance.

Configure the size of paging files

Pagefile.sys is the Windows paging file utilized for overseeing virtual memory and managing memory deficiencies. When a Virtual Machine runs low on the allotted physical memory, admins can get access to ram through these page files. Organizations should know that page files can affect the overall Virtual Machine performance. It is recommended to set the page file maximum and minimum values 3 times more than the available ram the Virtual Machine has.

Close unnecessary applications

It can get very difficult to monitor every single application when working on several Virtual Machines. But admins should make sure that they close all the applications that are not being used as it consumes a lot of available system resources and will affect the overall Virtual Machine performance. After completing all the tasks, it is advised to close all the windows such as Hyper-V Manager, Virtual Machine Connection window, and so on. Doing this will help improve the overall system performance.

Use Dynamic Memory

Dynamic Memory enables a business to add more memory to a Virtual Machine when the Guest OS is active. If the guest OS is offline and does not need a lot of resources to run, Hyper V can reclaim all the unused resources and divert them to other active Virtual Machines, increasing the overall stability.

The Dynamic Memory can also be configured on per Virtual Machine basis by allocating a specific amount of ram. It is advised to change the default memory setting and configure Dynamic Memory values for each Virtual Machine depending on the workload. This feature is also available on Azure Desktop as a Service.

As you see these were some tips and tricks that can help improve the overall performance of the Virtual Machine in Hyper V. Organizations can follow these tips and improve the efficiency of the virtual machines. Apps4Rent provides virtualization services with round-the-clock security and maintenance according to organizational needs. They also provide migration services for Office 365 Education with great end-user support and security.