Powershell-Generate Automated CSVFreespace and Memory Report

This script relies the Hyper-V clusters are been managed by VMM but if you do not use VMM you can also modify based on your environment. It should just give you an idea how to collect data and use sentmail function to get a daily report of your resource status. Note: script version 1.3 is…

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Powershell – How to get total VM memory overview (dynamic, static and startup memory) per node in a cluster?

Host Memory Pressure – I think this is one of the keys (in addition to storage, network, CPU) in performance when running virtualization with dynamic memory and should be monitored. An balance between high density of running VMs on a host and memory calculation/demand is something to consider when managing self service clouds and/or running…

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How to configure Preferred Owners and AutoFailback with Powershell in Failover Cluster?

Consider scenario, you “balanced” your VMs across your nodes and you come back in the morning and they are migrated “for whatever reason” to different nodes. But as a typical administrator 😉 you know your workload best and you want to keep them preferred on a targeted node. In case of an unexpected reboot the…

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Powershell–How to write your own custom functions in Powershell?

How to write your own functions within Powershell? As most of you knows, Powershell is a really powerful toy for administrators which are dealing with a lot of systems. Most of the time, you do same operations and need to write your own scripts. I usually use here the "function" method to build my own…

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Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Edition

Some of the benefits for the usage of core edition’s are: Reduce the attack and servicing surface area for certain server roles by only installing what is required and administrators use Servers optimized by role are easier to service and manage (Remote Management via Server Manager, Full GUI administration possible) Increased reliability and security Less…

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Hyper-V Powershell – Start VMs – Part 2

Um diese Reihe weiterzuführen, wende ich mich heute den Möglichkeiten eine Virtuelle Machienen automatisiert via Powershell zu starten. Das dafür zur Verfügung stehende commandlet “START-VM”, kann in unterschiedlichen Scenarien eingesetzt werden, wie z.b. nach dem automatisierten Backup (Copy/Export) und dann das nachträgliche starten einer VM. Das Thema Backup einer VM werden wir uns dann im…

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