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 [...]
Ever wonder why your virtual machines report that their network speed is 10 Gbps, even if you haven’t got a 10 Gbps adapter in the physical box? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Knowing why depends on an understanding of the Hyper-V virtual switch.
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 [...]
Sometimes, things that should be simple just aren’t. Removing SCVMM 2012 with Service Pack 1 can be one of those things.
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.
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 [...]
Hyper-V Replica provides built-in tools and utilities to do a health check for Hyper-V Replication. There are a number of ways to check Hyper-V Replication health but two easiest way to check status of replication of virtual machines are using the “Hyper-V Manager” snap-in and Hyper-V Replica PowerShell modules.
The first part of this series was dedicated to looking at some of the most basic concepts in storage. In this article, we’ll build on that knowledge to look at the ways you can use multiple drives to address shortcomings and overcome limitations in storage.
There are two topics I’m going to explain in this article (1) why you can’t relocate paging file to a Virtual Hard Drive connected to a SCSI Controller in Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2012 and earlier versions and (2) how you can utilize the new booting architecture introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2 to [...]
When it comes to Hyper-V, storage is a massive topic. There are enough possible ways to configure storage that it could almost get its own book, and even then something would likely get forgotten. This post is the first of a multi-part series that will try to talk about just about everything about storage. I [...]
I obtained a copy of the preview versions of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and wanted to upgrade my cluster. Here’s how I did it. Do remember that this is not intended as a step-through guide, but a sort of narrative of the things that happened to me and how I [...]
Hyper-V Replica is a new feature introduced in Windows Server 2012. It is a disaster recovery solution designed for small and medium sized businesses. Using Hyper-V Replica, the virtualized workloads can be replicated from the Production to disaster recovery site. In case of any disaster, the virtualized workloads can be brought online at Replica Server [...]
The release date for Windows Server 2012 R2 (and Windows 8.1) has been set for October 18th, 2013. I got a copy of the previews of both Windows Server and Hyper-V Server, from TechNet. Links for both were included in the rotating banner, but you won’t have much trouble finding them if you look.