Disk Read Error when migrating virtual machine from one cluster to another

Recently I was involved in a Private Cloud project and as part of the project, we were migrating some virtual machines from one Hyper-v cluster to another. The VM was apparently successfully live migrated to second cluster but after few seconds, the VM crashes and then cannot boot and gave below error: After doing some…


What’s New in Application Virtualization 5.0 SP1 and User Experience Virtualization 1.0 SP1

As you may have seen, on Wednesday, we announced that MDOP 2013 is now available and detailed the new updates and features made to Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM). But some of you might be saying, “What about Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), and Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0? What is updated in these…


Comparing Exchange Online and Exchange Server 2013

Now that Office 365 has over a year under its belt and the new Exchange is around the corner, you may be considering upgrading your on-premises email system, moving to the cloud or a combination of the two with a hybrid deployment. We’ve invested heavily in providing you with an awesome email experience and the…


Private Cloud Evaluation Guide

The Private Cloud Evaluation Guide is built to give our customers the necessary information to evaluate the private cloud. In the evaluation guide, you will go through an entire scenario that you can use to evaluate the private cloud on your own premises in a proof of concept environment. Download the guide at http://download.microsoft.com/download/B/6/2/B62D29FD-4C1D-47C0-AA4D-1E6C898ACBE8/Microsoft%20Private%20Cloud%20Evaluation%20Guide.pdf  Read…


Free eBook: Introducing Windows Server 2012

We are excited to announce the most recent free eBook offered by Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012, by Mitch Tulloch, is now ready for free download! Please see the links below to download one or all of the available formats. Table of Contents Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012 The rationale…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2007 and Office 365 Hybrid Deployments

We’re happy to announce that the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant (ExDeploy) now includes support for configuring hybrid deployments using Exchange 2010 SP2 and Exchange 2007 on-premises organizations. This newly added scenario is for Exchange 2007 organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises and some users hosted in the cloud by Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises….


Storage Validation in A Virtual World

Deploying Exchange can be a challenge. Particularly when you are all ready to validate your servers & storage with Jetstress and you realize that even though we suggest that you should always run Jetstress prior to going into production, you discover that we don’t support running Jetstress in a virtual machine on that fancy new…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 SP2 and Office 365 Hybrid Deployments

We’re happy to announce that the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant (ExDeploy) has been enhanced to include support for configuring hybrid deployments using Exchange 2010 SP2 and the Hybrid Configuration Wizard. The first in several upcoming scenario additions for configuring hybrid deployments when using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard, this new scenario is for Exchange 2003 organizations…


Log Parser Studio

Log Parser Studio is a utility that allows you to search through and create reports from your IIS, Event, EXADB and others types of logs. It builds on top of Log Parser 2.2 and has a full user interface for easy creation and management of related SQL queries. Anyone who regularly uses Log Parser 2.2…


Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™

Many organizations today rely on some degree of virtualization. Whether it is a few virtual machines running on a single physical computer or a whole server farm across multiple root servers, virtualization optimizes investment in hardware and network infrastructure by: • Increasing the utilization of underused hardware. • Improving server availability. • Reducing IT costs….