Windows Server – Sockets, Logical Processors, Symmetric Multi Threading

With the release of each version of Windows Server, the maxima for supported number of sockets and logical processors have increased. Whatever the numbers for the older OS releases, the best scalable platform for virtualization is Windows Server 2012 (and of course Hyper-V Server 2012), far exceeding VMware 5.1 and others. Let’s start by defining…

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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and SR-IOV

With Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V we’ve taken performance to the next level. For example: Up to 64 virtual processors Up to 1 TB memory per VM > 1 million IOPS per VM? >10 Gb/E within a VM?   Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V provides Single-Root Input/Output (SR-IOV) Networking. To learn more, I want to point you…

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Set-KCD; configuring Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD)

  In June I posted an article called Configuring Kerberos Constrained Delegation for Hyper-V Management. I covered the concept of Kerberos delegation and evolution into constrained delegation. Obviously, the article was mainly focused on configuring constrained delegation for Hyper-V management in order to be able to manage Hyper-V in a remote fashion. I ended the…

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