Be the Victor in the Hunger Games of your Virtualization Environment?(Part II) Questions to ask your VMware Admin…

Processing Limitations Wreak Havoc on the Contestants We talked about memory restrictions in part 1 of this series, but lets now shift our focus to CPU resources.  This is a multi-headed beast in the arena that needs tamed.  If you have an application that requires a lot of CPU processing power, you ask the VMware…

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While we are discussing replication, check out this great post by Keith Mayer!

…Hyper-V Replica is a new built-in feature of Windows Server 2012.  Hyper-V Replica enables Hyper-V hosts or clusters to enable distance replication of running VMs to remote Hyper-V hosts over a standard IP WAN connection.  It provides a very cost-effective disaster recovery solution in the event of a primary data center outage. To get this feature in the…

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Replication with Hyper-V Replica – Part I – Replication Considerations Made Easy Step-By-Step

Overview: Disaster recovery scenarios, simple site-to-site replication, or the Prod-to-Dev refresh scenario are generally what drive IT administrators to look into virtual machine replication.  We want to build our environments so that in the event something happens in our primary data center, our critical machines and data will be up and running somewhere else.  Our…

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Powershell Saturday Event in Atlanta October 27th. Come learn Powershell with us!

PowerShell Saturday #003 will bring together devops, IT professionals, DBAs, and developers from Atlanta and the surrounding areas for a full day of intense learning and fun on October 27, 2012. With fifteen sessions covering a milieu of topics like Windows 8, Exchange, SQL Server, and of course PowerShell, this event offers a unique opportunity…

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IT Pro Windows Server 2012 Lab Part 6 – Shared Nothing Live Migration and Hyper-V Live Storage Migration

Now we move virtual machines from node to node with or without being in a cluster.  To follow along read on!   This lab assumes that you have followed along with the previous part located on my blog here: http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/category/labs/   Overview In Lab 1, you will configure and use shared nothing live migration to…

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Implementing a Secure Cloud Infrastructure with Azure VMs and Virtual Networks – IT Time – TechNet Radio: – (Part 1)

Shout out for Blain Barton’s newest installment, watch it here! Microsoft MVP Regional Director and Principal Owner of Homnick Systems, Joe Homnick, joins Blain Barton for today’s show as they talk about Windows Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service features. Tune in for part one of this series as they cover Windows Azure Virtual Machines, licensing…

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IT Pro Windows Server 2012 Lab Part 5 – Enabling Hyper-V Replica

Now to the more exciting stuff! Hyper-V Replication enables virtual machines workloads on Windows Server 2012 to be consistently copied to a remote server in the event a site or hardware system should crash. Tasks in this Lab Module 1) Enable Hyper-V Replication. 2) Configuring Hyper-V Replication. 3) Implement a planned failover. 4) Implement an…

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IT Pro Windows Server 2012 Lab Part 4 – Hyper-V over SMB

This lab assumes that you have completed the prior installation and configuration lab found here:   Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Install and Configure Windows and Hyper-V Click Here   Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Hyper-V Storage Click Here   Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Continuously Available File Shares Click Here Overview…

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