How can you be sure whether your Hyper-V host servers and virtual machines (VMs) have been optimally configured? Installing and enabling Microsoft Hyper-V and creating VMs is a fairly straightforward process; but the techie tendencies in all of us seems to nag the question "Isn't there something more I should do to improve performance?" This tip targets system administrators who have deployed Hyper-V and want to ensure that they've made the most of host servers and VMs.
Monitor workloads: As you try to improve performance, it's tempting to just fiddle with the controls. You know the routine: Enable a checkbox here, change the memory configuration there. And when performance problem arises, there's a tendency to just throw hardware at it. But there's a better way than ad hoc response.