Free Hyper-V Script: Update WDS Boot ID for a Virtual Machine

21 Mar 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  For quite some time, I've been wanting to write an article on the wonders of Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and Hyper-V. Most of the other techniques that we use to deploy hosts and virtual machines are largely junk. WDS's...

Confusing Terms and Concepts in Hyper-V

14 Mar 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

    If I ever got a job at Microsoft, I'd want my title to be "He Who Fixes Stupid Names and Labels". Depending upon my mood, I envision that working out in multiple ways. Sometimes, I see myself in...

Why Hyper-V Replica Doesn’t Replace Backups

09 Mar 2017 by Eric Siron 2
 

  Once upon a time, insurance was the only product that you purchased in the hopes that you'd never need to use it. Then, Charles Babbage made the horrible mistake of inventing computers, which gave us all so much more...

Hyper-V 2016 Shielded Virtual Machines on Stand-Alone Hosts

07 Mar 2017 by Eric Siron 2
 

  One of the hot new technologies in Hyper-V 2016 is Shielded Virtual Machines. This feature plugs a few long-standing security holes in the hypervisor space that were exacerbated by the rise of hosting providers. It's ridiculously easy to start...

Nano Servers Webinar with Microsoft

02 Mar 2017 by Altaro Software 0
 

  We've got a great opportunity for all system administrators who want to learn more about Microsoft's Nano Server Technology! If you have any questions about it, harbor any concerns about management and administration, or you just want the run...

6 High-Impact features webinar Q&A follow-up

28 Feb 2017 by Andy Syrewicze 0
 

  Hello once again everyone! Today I bring you the follow up post for the webinar we put on back on the 14th of February! I've put together a few different items in this follow-up post. I've got the recording...

Windows Server 2016 Licensing eBook

23 Feb 2017 by Altaro Software 0
 

    You may recall our webinar in December, in which we invited over MVP Thomas Maurer to join our own MVP Andy Syrewicze in discussing Windows Server 2016 Licensing including a Q&A. Those of you who subscribed received an accompanying eBook...

Nagios for Hyper-V: Cluster Shared Volume Status

21 Feb 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  Microsoft failover clustering offers Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs). These allow all nodes of a cluster to communicate with the same block storage LUN simultaneously. "Redirected Access" enhances this feature by redirecting I/O through the CSV's owning node when any...

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