How to Monitor Hyper-V with Nagios: CentOS Edition

18 May 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  Are you monitoring your systems yet? I'm fairly certain that I make a big deal about that every few articles, don't I? Last year, I wrote an article showing how to install and configure Nagios on Ubuntu Server. I've...

CentOS Linux on Hyper-V

16 May 2017 by Eric Siron 6
 

    Microsoft continues turning greater attention to Linux. We can now run PowerShell on Linux, we can write .Net code for Linux, we can run MS SQL on Linux, Linux containers will run natively in Windows containers... the list...

Hyper-V and Network Teaming: Understanding the Link Speed

11 May 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  It's great to see so many people trying out Hyper-V! I've long known that the virtual switch poses a conceptual hurdle. That's why I wrote my earlier article to explain the virtual switch itself. I avoided talking about teaming...

Hyper-V Backup Best Practices: Terminology and Basics

09 May 2017 by Eric Siron 6
 

  One of my very first jobs performing server support on a regular basis was heavily focused on backup. I witnessed several heart-wrenching tragedies of permanent data loss but, fortunately, played the role of data savior much more frequently. I...

Altaro VM Backup Cloud Management Console (CMC) for End Users

04 May 2017 by Altaro Software 0
 

  We've just released a ground-breaking new online tool that makes it easy to monitor and manage all your Altaro VM Backup virtual machine backups across multiple servers, offices and locations from a single pane of glass. We call it the...

Hyper-V and the Small Business: Interviewing the Consultant

03 May 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  I've done many things in my IT career -- enough to carry me full circle through the service provider and service consumer relationship. Some of my best, yet most challenging, years were working as an IT services provider for...

PowerShell Script: Change Advanced Settings of Hyper-V Virtual Machines

27 Apr 2017 by Eric Siron 4
 

  Each Hyper-V virtual machine sports a number of settings that can be changed, but not by any sanctioned GUI tools. If you're familiar with WMI, these properties are part of the Msvm_VirtualSystemSettingData class. Whether you're familiar with WMI or...

Critical Status in Hyper-V Manager

25 Apr 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

    I'm an admitted technophile. I like blinky lights and sleek chassis and that new stuff smell and APIs and clicking through interfaces. I wouldn't be in this field otherwise. However, if I were to compile a list of...

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