Author: Luke Orellana

    Introduction to Azure Cloud Shell: Manage Azure from a Browser

    29 May 2018by Luke Orellana
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    Cloud Shell enables access to a browser-based command-line experience built with Azure management tasks in mind. Learn how to get started with this easy-to-follow guide

    Windows 10 Creators Update for Hyper-V – 4 New features

    23 May 2017by Luke Orellana
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    Microsoft released a few new features in Hyper-V as part of its Windows 10 Creators Update. Here’s what you need to know!

    Using File Server Resource Manager to Screen for Ransomware

    06 Sep 2016by Luke Orellana
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    File screening helps mitigate damage from a ransomware attack, allowing file server configuration for real-time auditing on files that become modified.

    Using Compare-VM

    05 May 2016by Luke Orellana
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    Create a VM Compatibility report using Compare-VM cmdlet, when migrating a VM to another host, importing a VM copy, and trying to view a VM config file in Server 2016 and Windows 10. Fix incompatibility issues between a VM and a host now with Compare-VM.

    How to Merge Hyper-V Checkpoints

    16 Feb 2016by Luke Orellana
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    It can be very frustrating to deal with VMs that are experiencing some sort of checkpoint issue. Luckily, Hyper-V gives us the ability to manually merge the AVHDX files with the parenting disk so that we can potentially resolve the checkpoint headache. In this guide we show you how to manually merge Hyper-V Checkpoints.

    How to Configure CPU Compatibility Mode in Hyper-V

    13 Oct 2015by Luke Orellana
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    If you’re administrating a Hyper-V cluster that is a few years in age and you’re thinking of expanding, you might be at the point where it is no longer feasible to purchase a new host with hardware that matches your existing hosts. However, if the CPU on the newer host is of a different version or generation, live migration or restoring a saved state VM between the new and old host will fail. Luckily, Hyper-V comes with a feature called CPU compatibility mode that will allow these functions to continue between CPU generations.

    Where Are My Hyper-V Checkpoints Stored?

    29 Sep 2015by Luke Orellana
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    When creating a Hyper-V checkpoint, it is crucial to know where the checkpoint files are being saved, especially since checkpoint files can fill up storage. When trying to find where the checkpoint files are being stored in your Hyper-V environment, it is important to understand what types of files are generated when creating a checkpoint. This is because components of the checkpoint are stored in two separate locations. The AVHDX file is stored with the VHD storage and the checkpoint configuration files are stored with the VM’s active configuration files.

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