Monday, September 30, 2013

5Nine Software free hyper-v manager... updated to 3.7... new features....

Just downloaded 5Nine Hyper-v Manager 3.7 Free version and this is what I found.

Just released a new hyper-v manager that is free for non commercial use and pay for use if commercial.

I endorse this product as I helped in it's design and features and the GUI is much better than my product.

Probus-IT Hyper-V Manager (HVM) will help you to manage Hyper-V Servers and virtual machines. It is especially useful on core installations where you cannot run Microsoft Hyper-V manager locally. No RSAT or DOT-Net install needed. No fiddling with cmdkey and HVRemote-scripts. Installs on 32 and 64-Bit windows. Use it on Servers, desktops and Core installations both 32 and 64-Bit.
Thanks Håkan Lindén


Getting closer but still not there.
Creating a new vSwitch it cuts off the name (to be fair Microsoft does the same thing)

Creating a a new VM the product allows you to choose a path\folder but will not allow you to create the folder? I tried right-clicking everywhere to get a create or new folder popup and found none.

Creating a new VM it creates a new VHDX file but does not let you choose the type of drive you want. You get a dynamic drive. If you want a Fixed VHDX drive you need to skip this step and then when the VM is created you can go back into settings and then create a new VHDX file and choose Fixed and then attach it to the VM. Works but seems the long way around.

Also as a matter of preference I like to be able to set the NUMLOCK enabled when I build the VM and also be able to choose the number of vCPU's  as well. Having to build the the VM and them go back into settings and set it up the way I really wanted seems like a waste of time and added steps.

I also miss the NOTES field so I can add a note if the VM name is not enough to describe what it does or its functions or installed features.

So getting better but still not there. Cannot wait to see what the next version brings.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Small issue in PSHVM30 VHOST manager TAB....

Thanks to a diligent user it was discovered that the Virtual Machine Path and Virtual Hard Disk Path were reversed.

This has now been fixed.....

It can be fixed several ways

You can edit your Hyperv.ps1 file with notepad and fix it by making sure stuff that is highlighted is changed as it is is shown below.
#~~< VHOSTmgr Input button 1 >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    $VHOSTmgrTextbox1 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
    $VHOSTmgrTextbox1.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(10,275)
    $VHOSTmgrTextbox1.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(200,170)
    $BrowseButtonVMGR1 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
    $BrowseButtonVMGR1.FlatStyle = [System.Windows.Forms.FlatStyle]::System
    $BrowseButtonVMGR1.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(220,275)
    $BrowseButtonVMGR1.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(250,23)
    $BrowseButtonVMGR1.Text = "Browse to Virtual Hard Disk Path..."
        $VMPATH = $Browser.SelectFolder("Choose your Virtual Machine Path - Cancel = No change", "C:\", [IntPtr]::Zero)
        $VHOSTmgrTextbox1.Text = $VMPATH}
   #~~< VHOSTmgr Input button 2 >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    $VHOSTmgrTextbox2 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
    $VHOSTmgrTextbox2.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(10,305)
    $VHOSTmgrTextbox2.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(200,170)
    $BrowseButtonVMGR2 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
    $BrowseButtonVMGR2.FlatStyle = [System.Windows.Forms.FlatStyle]::System
    $BrowseButtonVMGR2.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(220,305)
    $BrowseButtonVMGR2.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(250,23)
    $BrowseButtonVMGR2.Text = "Browse to Virtual Machine Path..."
        $VHDPATH = $Browser.SelectFolder("Choose your Virtual HardDisk Path- Cancel = No change", "C:\", [IntPtr]::Zero)
        $VHOSTmgrTextbox2.Text = $VHDPATH}

You can download an already fixed Hyperv.ps1 file from and then simply copy and over write your old hyperv.ps1

Or you can completely download the app (not recommended if you have made any customizations) and start over.