Our monthly commentary and link collection for November 2013.
We love it when our customers talk about how they’re using Altaro Hyper-V Backup in their environments. Mark Kleine, an Altaro customer and IT manager, wrote an excellent post on how to set up Altaro Hyper-V Backup to use Azure as its offsite backup storage location. Great post, thank you Mark! (more…)
Now that Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is finally available to all, the very big question of “should we upgrade” is on a lot of people’s minds. Some will tell you it’s a “no-brainer” and that you should just do it unquestioningly. In the real world of business, the true “no-brainer” decision is a very rare beast. This upgrade is not one of them. (more…)
Troubleshooting issues with the Hyper-V Replica requires extensive knowledge of the technology. Not only you need to have knowledge but you must also be able to follow a troubleshooting approach which helps you fix the issues and also benefits in finding the root cause. This is what I intend to explain throughout the articles of “Advanced Troubleshooting of Hyper-V Replica” series. (more…)
Sometimes, things that should be simple just aren’t. Removing SCVMM 2012 with Service Pack 1 can be one of those things.
In the previous part we explored techniques for getting performance counter data from your Hyper-V servers using PowerShell. Today we’ll continue poking around and look at some counters targeted more at the individual guests you may have running. Knowing what resources they are consuming can help you keep an eye on your overall server health as well as identify guests that may be running amok. (more…)
Monitoring the health of your Hyper-V server should be a daily task. One area you might want to consider checking are performance counters. If you can use a little PowerShell, you’ll find this is even easier than you might imagine. I’ll be demonstrating on a PowerShell 3.0 system, but these commands should all work on PowerShell 2.0. You don’t need PowerShell remoting and you don’t even need the latest and greatest Hyper-V server. (more…)
As explained in the previous parts of this article series, we can use Hyper-V Manager to get detailed information about the replication health which includes replication statistical data. The replication health data not only help in troubleshooting the issue but also helps in finding the root cause. (more…)
We are happy to announce that our award-winning Hyper-V Backup software now also supports Windows Server 2012 R2, after its official release yesterday. (more…)
Very little is said about file systems and formatting for Hyper-V Server deployments, but there are often a number of questions. This offering in our storage series will examine the aspects of storage preparation in detail.
In Part 1 of this article series, we saw how to check replication health status of virtual machines using Hyper-V Manager and the different health status a virtual machine can enter into. In Part 2, we’re going to explain in detail the different replication health status (Warning and Critical) a virtual machine can enter into and also point out the differences between “Critical” and “Warning” replication health status. (more…)
Recently I posted an article on using PowerShell to find when a virtual machine was last used. If you missed the original article, you might want to check it out as the concepts haven’t really changed. When I first wrote my PowerShell function, I made an assumption that it had to run locally. And for the most part that is still true. In order to get the actual VHD or VHDX file I need to be on the server because the path is relative to the server. Although sometimes you can run commands remotely from your desktop and get some information. (more…)