Allowing an additional host to run a VM with virtual TPM

Recently a colleague got a new PC and asked me how he could migrate his existing virtual machines to his new system.  Because he had enabled a virtual Trusted Platform Module (TPM) on these VMs, he wasn’t sure how to proceed. This is also a common scenario when moving VMs to a guarded fabric…. Read more

Linux Integration Services Download 4.1.2-2 hotfix

We’ve just published a hotfix release of the Linux Integration Services download, version 4.1.2-2. This release addresses two critical issues: “Do not lose pending heartbeat vmbus packets” (for versions 5.x, 6.x, 7.x) Hyper-V hosts can be configures to sent “heartbeat” packets to guests to see if they are active, and reboot them when they do… Read more

Use Docker Compose and Service Discovery on Windows to scale-out your multi-service container application

Article by Kallie Bracken and Jason Messer The containers revolution popularized by Docker has come to Windows so that developers on Windows 10 (Anniversary Edition) or IT Pros using Windows Server 2016 can rapidly build, test, and deploy Windows “containerized” applications! Based on community feedback, we have made several improvements to the Windows containers networking stack… Read more

General Availability of Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers in Windows Server 2016

The general availability of Windows Server 2016 marks a major milestone in our journey to bring world class container technologies to Windows customers. From the first time, we showcased this technology at //build in 2015, through the first public preview with Technical Preview 3 onto today with general availability, our team has been hard at… Read more

Waiting for VMs to restart in a complex configuration script with PowerShell Direct

Have you ever tried to automate the setup of a complex environment including the base OS, AD, SQL, Hyper-V and other components? For my demo at Ignite 2016 I did just that.  I would like to share a few things I learned while writing a single PowerShell script that builds the demo environment from scratch. The… Read more