Nano Server No Longer Supported for Infrastructure Workloads

23 Jun 2017 by Andy Syrewicze 0
 

  When Windows Server 2016 was released last year, one of the features that I myself, and much of the community were excited about was the new installation option called Nano Server. The way I've always described Nano Server is...

Extending Hyper-V’s Guest Grace Period on Host Shutdown

21 Jun 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  When a Hyper-V host shuts down, how long does it wait for its virtual machines to shut down or save? Did you say five minutes? That's what I said too! Well, we're wrong. Where that Five Minute Answer Comes...

Backup Health Monitor: A New Feature in Altaro VM Backup

21 Jun 2017 by Altaro Software 0
 

  We're happy to announce that we've added yet ANOTHER new feature to our flagship product Altaro VM Backup: the Backup Health Monitor! When it comes to backups, there is always a great deal of concern for the health of...

How to run openSUSE Leap Linux on Hyper-V

20 Jun 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  I've written articles about using two popular Linux server distributions, Ubuntu and CentOS, on Hyper-V. Those distributions have large, strong communities, but truthfully, I chose them primarily because of my own familiarity. I decided that I should start branching...

How to Optimize Hyper-V Performance for Dell PowerEdge T20

20 Jun 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  A little while back, we published an eBook detailing how to build an inexpensive Hyper-V cluster. At that price point, you're not going to find anything that breaks performance records. Such a system could meet the needs of a...

How to Compact a VHDX with a Linux Filesystem

14 Jun 2017 by Eric Siron 0
 

  Microsoft's compact tool for VHD/X works by deleting empty blocks. "Empty" doesn't always mean what you might think, though. When you delete a file, almost every file system simply removes its entry from the allocation table. That means that...

New Altaro webinar: How to Migrate to VMware for Hyper-V administrators

13 Jun 2017 by Altaro Software 0
 

  Are you looking to expand your hypervisor knowledge on VMware? Wondering what the differences are between Hyper-V and VMware and how you can migrate VMs from one to the other easily? The next live Altaro webinar, hosted by our...

How to Patch Hyper-V virtual machines through PowerShell Direct

06 Jun 2017 by Richard Siddaway 0
 

In my post introducing PowerShell Direct I showed how you could use PowerShell Direct to create, and use, a PowerShell remoting session over the VM bus instead of using WSMAN. So, what else can you do with PowerShell Direct? In truth, just...

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