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...

High Availability Enhancements for Hyper-V 2016

16 Feb 2017 by Eric Siron 1
 

Hyper-V and Failover Clustering joined forces back in 2008 to increase the resilience of virtual machines. Each subsequent version of Windows Server strengthens the bond between these two components. Virtual machines benefit from ever-improving strategies to reduce the impact of...

Nagios for Hyper-V: Alert on Failed Quorum

14 Feb 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  The health of a Microsoft Failover Cluster's quorum leans most heavily on the state of the nodes. If you're already using Nagios to monitor individual node states, then you'll find out very quickly if any of them are down....

Hyper-V Hot Topics – January

09 Feb 2017 by Andy Syrewicze 0
 

  Hello again everyone! It's a new year, and January is past us, so that means it's time for another edition of the Altaro Hyper-V Hot Topics Series! For those that aren't aware, this series focuses on interesting links, and...

Hyper-V Differencing Disks Explained

07 Feb 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  Usually when we talk about Hyper-V's virtual disk types, we focus on fixed and dynamically expanding. There's another type that enjoys significantly less press: differencing disks. Administrators don't deal directly with differencing disks as often as they work with...

New Altaro Webinar: 6 High-Impact Windows Server 2016 Features for SMBs

01 Feb 2017 by Altaro Software 0
 

January was a very exciting month for us with the launch of Altaro VM Backup v7. It's a been a really fantastic month that will now propel us forward into 2017, and we're really eager to get started with great...

Client Hyper-V vs. VirtualBox

31 Jan 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  Desktop hypervisors are a popular technology among technophiles. We have all sorts of reasons to use them. Some of us need to test software that other people wrote to see if it's any good. Some of us need to...

Disk Fragmentation is not Hyper-V’s Enemy

26 Jan 2017 by Eric Siron 7
 

Fragmentation is the most crippling problem in computing, wouldn't you agree? I mean, that's what the strange guy downtown paints on his walking billboard, so it must be true, right? And fragmentation is at least five or six or a...

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