Types of failover operations in Hyper-V Replica–Part III – Unplanned Failover

In the first two parts of this 3-part series, you learnt about Test Failover (TFO) and Planned Failover (PFO). In this closing part of the series, I will talk about unplanned failover and summarize the differences of these 3. 1. What is Unplanned Failover? Unplanned Failover is an operation initiated on the replica VM when… Read more

Types of failover operations in Hyper-V Replica–Part II – Planned Failover

In the first part of this 3-part series, you learnt about Test Failover. In this part, I will talk about the Planned Failover (PFO). 1. What is Planned Failover? PFO is an operation initiated on the primary VM which allows you to do an e2e validation of your recovery plan. PFO requires the VM to… Read more

Types of failover operations in Hyper-V Replica – Part I – Test Failover

If you are wondering “I have enabled replication and it looks like everything is in progress, but how do I know that I am truly protected”, then keep reading the next few posts as we walk you through the various types of failover, how and when to use them and the gotchas in different deployments…. Read more

Storage and Continuous Availability Enhancements in Windows Server 8

Check out Thomas Pfenning’s blog post, General Manager Server and Tools, where he discusses the storage and availability enhancements in the next release of Windows Server codenamed “Windows Server 8”.  Read Thomas’ post on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog…. Read more

Check out the New Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Website!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform website (http://www.microsoft.com/server-cloud).   The new site is a comprehensive source for information relating to our private cloudand virtualization solutions, as well as other solutions based on WindowsServer, System Center, Forefront and related products.  It is designed tohelp connect you to relevant information… Read more

Free Microsoft iSCSI Target

Virtualization Nation, One common refrain we hear from you is that you appreciate the fact we’re driving down the costs of virtualization and adding more and more capabilities in the box such as Live Migration (LM) and High Availability (HA). We’re happy to do it and we’re just getting started. 🙂 To use both LM… Read more