Working with multiple network adapters in a virtual machine

Thanks for coming back to the CORE Team blog site. This blog will address working with multiple network adapters in a virtual machine. Many of you out there may not be interested in this because you work with virtual machines that only use a single network adapter. However, for those of us that frequently work… Read more

Just when you thought… (Part 2)

In Part 1, I covered configuring the Hyper-V Failover Cluster and the Scale-Out File Server solution. In Part two, I will cover: Creating the file shares in the Scale-Out File Server Creating a virtual machine to use the SMB3.0 shares in the Scale-Out File Server Verifying we can Live Migrate the virtual machines in the… Read more

Just when you thought…..(Part 1)

Just when you thought you had things figured out – in the words of the legendary Bob Dylan, "the times they are a-changin." With the release of Windows Server 2012, Microsoft introduces a load of new features, which, in some cases, translates into doing some of the same things in different ways. Up to now,… Read more

Logon Failures Involving Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2012

Welcome back to the CORE Team blog. The General Availability date for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 has come and gone, and we here on the CORE Team expect more of you will be diving in and taking part in all of the excitement around these new products. To make sure you have a… Read more

CNO Blog Series: Increasing Awareness around the Cluster Name Object (CNO)

I am starting a ‘CNO Blog Series’, which will consist of blogs written by the CORE team cluster engineers and will focus primarily on the Cluster Name Object (CNO). The CNO is the computer object in Active Directory associated with the Cluster Name; it is used as a common identity in the cluster. If you… Read more

Troubleshooting ‘Redirected Access’ on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV)

 Cluster shared Volumes (CSV) is a new feature implemented in Windows Server 2008 R2 to assist with new scale-up\out scenarios.  CSV provides a scalable fault tolerant solution for clustered applications that require NTFS file system access from anywhere in the cluster.  In Windows Server 2008 R2, CSV is only supported for use by the Hyper-V… Read more

Microsoft Professional Advisory Services

I am sure many of you are aware that Microsoft provides several options for our customers in terms of support services. The Support website provides information about our support offerings. We have Consumer support, Professional support and various levels of Premier Support. There are even several Self Support options available. These solutions are primarily focused… Read more

Using Multiple Client Access Points (CAP) in a Windows Server 2008 (R2) Failover Cluster

Quite a while back I wrote a blog on a new functionality in Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters called ‘file share scoping’ ( I was informed recently that our Networking Support Team refers to this blog frequently when working with customers who are migrating to Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters and discover that CNAME (Canonical… Read more

Working with File Shares in Windows Server 2008 (R2) Failover Clusters

I know what you are thinking, “How hard can it be to work with cluster file shares?”. I would be willing to bet a lot of you have been working with File Server clusters since NT 4.0 days. If you are still working with them today in Windows Server 2008 R2, you know things have… Read more

Help us, help you.

Catchy title, huh. Perhaps not, but it is really what we want you to do. This will be a pretty short blog to get out some information that is important for you to know as it may help resolve a Hyper-V issue quickly, or, better yet, prevent one from happening at all. Inside Microsoft, we… Read more