NetApp – New Windows MPIO (V3.5) available

NetApp has released a new version of their MPIO DSM (Version 3.5) which does include several fixes and simplifies the deployment for NetApp connected Windows systems. The new features which are included in version 3.5 are: The Data ONTAP DSM 3.5 for Windows MPIO includes the following changes: – Data ONTAP operating in Cluster-Mode is…

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Post SP1 Hotfixes for Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with Failover Clustering and Hyper-V

In addition to my previous blog around the list of recommended hotfixes for SCVMM, Hyper-V and Failover Clustering, I do personally maintain currently a list with all post (recommended/required/regular….) SP1 released hotfixes especially with focus on Failover Cluster and Hyper-V: http://ramazancan.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/recommended-hotfixes-scvmm-hyper-v/ KB2528357 – Nonpaged pool leak when you disable and enable some storage controllers in…

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Running Failover Cluster with Windows 2008 R2 SP1–Microsoft Cluster Team recommends strongly to apply KB2531907!

Clustering Team has published an post on their blog where they strongly recommends to apply hotfix KB2531907 when you are running SP1 and failover clustering which fixes validate “issues” during the tests in the storage section. PLEASE NOTE: This validation “issue” is (only) reported when following conditions does apply: You configure a failover cluster that…


SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 is RTM

WOW – Finally SP1 for Windows 2008 R2 + SP1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 goes hand in hand and we can start with deploying SP1 features in our production environments where SCVMM is use for managing your virtualization farm’s (Hyper-V/VMWare). Microsoft has now RTM’d the SP1 for SCVMM 2008 R2…


Hyper-V Failover Cluster–Step-by-Step Guide Rolling Upgrade SP1

With SP1 for Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 7 there are great benefits – which I personally think is a must for test/lab/prod environments – included like RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory.In this blog post I would like to show an step-by-step guide for doing an rolling upgrade within your failover cluster. Failover Clustering generally has…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1–RTM!

Finally Microsoft Server Team has announced SP1 RTM for Windows 2008 R2 which does also include Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 will Release to Manufacturing (RTM) today. On February 16, both will be available to current customers of the Windows Volume Licensing program, as well as subscribers to…


RemoteFX and Hyper-V–How can I verify if “SLAT” is working?

SLAT (Second Level Address Translation) is going to be more and more important since VDI and Remote FX scenarios with SP1. Before SP1, SLAT is an supported feature from Hyper-V and recommended in memory intensive workloads (a.e. Terminal Server). Currently there is no place how you can easy identify the capability of SLAT from your…