VMQ Deep Dive, 2 of 3

Introduction In my last blog post of this series, ‘VMQ Deep Dive, 1 of 3,’ I went into detail on why we implemented VMQ and how to view the VMQ settings on the adapter to verify that it was configured properly. In this blog post I am going to explain Static v Dynamic VMQ and… Read more

VMQ Deep Dive, 1 of 3

Virtual Machine Queues (VMQ) is an incredibly powerful performance technology introduced in Windows Server 2012. A concern we’ve noticed as Windows Server 2012 is increasingly deployed in datacenter environments is misconceptions about VMQ, and even “tribal knowledge” that disabling VMQ solves networking issues. With a set of three blog posts on VMQ, we are going… Read more

Transforming your datacenter – networking in the R2 release

This post is a part of the nine-part “What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog.  Today’s blog post covers an overview of networking investments in the R2 release and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the Datacenter.”  To… Read more

What’s new in Hyper-V Network Virtualization in R2

This post is a part of the nine-part “What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog.  Today’s blog post covers new features in Hyper-V Network Virtualization in Windows Server 2012 R2 and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of June 12 – June 18

Quite a variety of new articles were released this week, covering a number of networking technologies and operating system versions: 2523887 You may encounter file corruption issues when you use the Offline Files feature to synchronize data in Windows 7 2525835 MS11-047: Vulnerability in Microsoft Hyper-V could cause denial of service: June 14, 2011 2535094… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of March 27 – April 2

Like last week, I have two new networking-related articles to share this time: 2263829 The network connection of a running Hyper-V virtual machine may be lost under heavy outgoing network traffic on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 2530126 Error message “Windows firewall cannot change some of your settings Error code… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of August 29 – September 4

Hi all – here are the most recently published networking-related articles: 2286940 802.1Q VLAN Tagging on NLB enabled adapters 2388131 FTP uploads using Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer are slower than FTP uploads using command prompt – Mike Platts… Read more

Not able to access the Hyper-V host machine on the network even though Virtual Machines on that host machine can communicate on the same network

I had a call regarding Windows Server 2008 R2 Core (with the Hyper-V role installed) over the weekend. While working on that call I found myself asking some questions: “How do I change different network settings on a Core machine?” “How do I delete existing virtual networks on a Core machine?” I would like to… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of April 25 – May 1

I have a number of new networking-related KB articles for Windows to share this week: 974103 You cannot access the shared files or folders that are hosted on a Windows Server 2008-based or Vista-based computer if the path contains a junction point 980864 Some IPsec packets are dropped unexpectedly on a computer that is running… Read more