Windows Server 2016 Scalability

For those of you who haven’t been able to keep up with all of the new scenarios and features Windows 2016 is introducing, no worries! here are just a few of the top scenarios and features I have been asked about in Windows Server 2016 Scale Out File Server with Storage Spaces Direct (RDMA) for…


How to configure Windows NLB in (HA) Virtual Machines based on Hyper-V?

Here is some useful content when deploying Windows Network Load Balancing “NLB” within your Virtual Machines, especially when they are clustered and highly available. To be able to use Windows NLB (Network Load Balancing) within Virtual Machines – based on Hyper-V – you must enable “Enable spoofing of MAC addresses”. For getting more details around…

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Microsoft TechDay Online–Webcast und Expertenchat

Microsoft veranstaltet zwischen dem 21.02.- und 23.02.2011 die Techdays Online welche Themengebiete wie z.b. Hochverfügbarkeit, Virtualisierung, Cloud Management beinhalten wird. Dabei werden wirkliche sehr interessante Webcast zur Verfügung stehen. “Der Microsoft TechDay bietet seit annähernd 3 Jahren geballtes Wissen rund um die neuesten Microsoft-Technologien. Egal ob Sie IT-Führungskraft, technischer Entscheider oder Administrator sind – bei…


Microsoft Windows Failover Cluster–VM Failover Policies

I’m very often asked or have seen confusion around the configuration option’s and possibilities for an “load balancing control mechanism” for highly available virtual machines within a failover cluster environment. a.e. which VMs should run “preferred” (-> preferred owner) on dedicated node(s) or at the other side you want to control which VMs should never…

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Hyper-V and AZMAN Permission

Hi there, a very interesting scenario where I personally think Microsoft does have here some room for improvements, the permission management from Hyper-V perspective is currently still laborious. BUT there are already (free) published scripts available which makes the life much more easier, when you need set up more granular permissions for Hyper-V Management (VM…

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Recommended Hotfixes – Failover Cluster, SCVMM, Hyper-V

Here is a list of technet/KB articles where you can find a summary of the recommended patches around Hyper-V (R2) and SCVMM (R2). Hyper-V Update List for Windows Server 2008 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd430893(WS.10).aspx Hyper-V Update List for Windows Server 2008 R2 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff394763(WS.10).aspx Recommended hotfixes for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2397711 Recommended hotfixes for Windows…

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TechEd 2010 in Berlin and Offline Sessions around Clustering, Hyper-V…

personally I was invited from Microsoft to be an MVP Cluster expert at the TechEd 2010 in Berlin and it was a pleasure for me to represent clustering and HA technologies at TechEd 2010. Mainly we had supported the Failover Clustering booth in 3.2 hall at the TLC (Technical Learning Center) and answered all your…


How to configure NPIV to use SAN Deployment with SCVMM?

As SCVMM does support NPIV virtualization (N_Port ID) on Fibre Channel SAN environments here are some useful documents around this technology. NPIV uses Host Bus Adapter (HBA) technology, which creates virtual HBA ports on hosts by abstracting the underlying physical port. This support enables a single physical Fibre Channel HBA port to function as multiple…

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VM MASS DEPLOYMENT with Powershell – Hyper-V

As you already know powershell is really useful in several scenarios where you need to automate task operations in windows world. I personally use “Powershell for Hyper-V” often (http://pshyperv.codeplex.com) especially in mass deployment scenarios where I need to deploy hundreds of virtual machines. In this blog post I will use the powershell commandlet “NEW-VM” which…

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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…