Microsoft drop Nano Server support for infrastructure.

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 that it’s like Windows Server Core, but on steroids. It is a completely gutted, only-what-you-need installation option, and it’s an installation option that really talked to my Linux and open-source roots. I loved the idea of having only what was absolutely necessary installed on a server, not just because of the attack surface reduction, but because of the reduction in software to maintain on the system as well. I remember running Gentoo Linux on some systems simply because it was a “compile from source” type of distribution and I loved the idea of again, only installing the needed bits, and with Nano Server I felt like we had arrived at… Read More»


PowerShell Script: Deploy VMs, and Configure the Guest OS in one Go on Hyper-V

20 Sep 2016 by Andy Syrewicze     6

I’ve been prepping for a lot of different speaking engagements coming up in the next few months and a very hot topic these days is the use of PowerShell and automation, when it comes to Hyper-V. With this in mind, I’ve prepped the below script for some of these upcoming discussions, and wanted to share it with the community so that it’ll be of help to some people.


Hyper-V Hot Topics – July

11 Aug 2016 by Andy Syrewicze     0

    Hello everyone! July is behind us and that means it’s time for another edition of our Hyper-V Hot Topics Series! Again, as a reminder, this series focuses on interesting links and news regarding Hyper-V from throughout the previous month, that I’ve found to be helpful and useful. In addition to this, I also like to post my Hyper-V Monday Minute recording from throughout the last month as well. For those that aren’t aware, I put on, what I call the Hyper-V Monday Minute every Monday at 2:00 PM Eastern time where I talk about some topic from the Hyper-V world. I’ve used a number of different formats for this, but have now finalized it on Facebook Live. if your interested in subscribing to that segment, you can do so by liking the Altaro Software facebook page HERE. The idea here is to serve as your one-stop-shop information source… Read More»


What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Webinar – Q & A Follow Up

23 Jun 2016 by Andy Syrewicze     0

We have compiled the recording, and a list of questions and answers from the What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V webinar that we received from our viewers following the event. The webinar was presented by Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP’s Aidan Finn and Andy Syrewicze.