Windows Azure Pack – Installing & Configuring Series.

After numerous requests from people we have talked to, we are now doing a blog post on how to install Windows Azure Pack and configuring the basic settings for IaaS and Databases Resource Providers. In the following series of blog posts Shri from the Windows Azure Pack Product team and I will explain how you… Read more

Evaluating Windows Server and System Center on a Laptop (or two, or three) – Failover Clustering (part 2)

How to build a Failover Cluster on a couple of laptops This is a continuation of our playing with (learning) Failover Clustering for our evaluation of Windows Server and System Center. Note: This is NOT best practice deployment advice. This is “notes from the field”. This is how to get by with what we have…. Read more

Evaluating Windows Server and System Center on a Laptop (or two, or three) – Failover Clustering (part 1)

How to build a Failover Cluster on a single laptop Continuing on from my Introduction and Fabric posts, we’re now going to start playing with (learning) Failover Clustering for our evaluation of Windows Server and System Center. Note: This is NOT best practice deployment advice. This is “notes from the field”. This is how to… Read more

Evaluating Windows Server and System Center on a Laptop (or two, or three) – Fabric

Building your Domain, Configuring Hyper-V and getting internet access for your VMs Continuing on from my Introduction post, we’re now going to get our laptops to become the Fabric (compute, network and storage) for our evaluation of Windows Server and System Center. Note: This is NOT best practice deployment advice. This is “notes from the… Read more

Evaluating Windows Server and System Center on a Laptop (or two, or three) – Introduction

Because we don’t all have six servers lying around! The System Center 2012 R2 Evaluation Guide says I need six physical servers, each with 24 cores and 128GB memory, just to follow along! I’m Dave Northey from Microsoft in Ireland and have recently joined the Windows Server and System Center (WSSC), Customer Architecture and Technology… Read more