Couple of Hyper-V Books for Virtualization Administrators

For Microsoft Hyper-V admins out there, you might wanna check out the following couple of MSPress Microsoft Hyper-V Ebooks;   Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145382924.do   Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Storage   http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145383068.do I was honored to write few sections and tech review both books for Mitch. Enjoy!

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System Center 2012 Operations Manager Web Application Monitoring Example

While publishing “Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out”, we realized we had illustrated a fairly well-understood way to monitor your O365 tenant with System Center 2012 Operations Manager (SCOM), which may produce false positives. In “Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out”, chapter 5 instructs the reader to browse to this web page and download the…

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Virtual Machine RAM and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

With the introduction of Microsoft Hyper-V Dynamic Memory (DM), there’s been many discussions around DM configuration. Before Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, the only options available in User Interface were Startup and Maximum RAM. You could however use another parameter called Minimum RAM (by default the same value as Startup RAM) but that needed to be…

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Microsoft Management Summit 2013 (#MMS2013) – 4.8-4.12 Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas

  There are lots of excitements at MMS 2013 (#MMS2013) in Las Vegas. Many opportunities to learn about Microsoft Private and Public Clouds, Cloud OS and celebrate many milestones achieved by Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1, Windows Intune, Windows Azure and Microsoft Cloud Solutions in general. If you didn’t get a chance to…

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All About Windows Server 2012

           Windows Server 2012 (aka The Modern Cloud OS) has been out for over 6 months now With Windows Server 2012, Microsoft delivers a server platform built on our experience of building and operating many of the world’s largest cloud-based services and datacenter. Whether you are setting-up a single server for your small business…

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June 2012 Datacenter Newsletter

  Download the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) Try the release candidate of Windows Server 2012, a scalable, dynamic, multitenant-aware, and cloud-optimized infrastructure. This section contains information to design, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot technologies in Windows Server 2012 System Center 2012 Extends Client Management and Security to Mac and Linux Last week at TechEd…

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Differencing Disk or Snapshot Parent/Child Chain

  Hyper-V differencing virtual hard disk (VHD) is an interesting and sometimes very useful subject in virtualization world. As a matter of fact Snapshot AVHDs are also differencing virtual hard disks. My favorite scenarios for using snapshots are stateless VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), training VMs and short term test labs. Differencing VHDs provide us with…

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What’s the story of Pagefile size on Hyper-V Servers?

  This question comes up frequently. So, how do we size the pagefile on Hyper-V host servers and how about Virtual Machines? Here’s the all you should know; Paging File Configuration within the VM Proper paging file configuration is vital to the way DM performs DM requires that the VM have a PF So how…

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Case of Hyper-V Role install issue

  In this post, we’re going to look at an issue that was happened when I was teaching a Hyper-V R2 class few weeks back. Students were experimenting Hyper-V Role installation options using Server Manager Console, DISM.exe, ocsetup.exe and ServerManager PowerShell Module. After reboot, we noticed that one of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Full…

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Error ID:404 while Adding Hyper-V host to SCVMM 2008 R2

  Yesterday while working on installing a new SCVMM 2008 R2 server setup, we encountered an issue when tried to add a new 2-node Hyper-V R2 host cluster to the VMM console. Here’s how we were able to reproduce the error; In SCVMM 2008 R2 console, select  Add a host that is “Windows Server-based host…

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