Virtualization in System Center 2016 for virtualizationreview.com

In tandem with the big article on Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 I wrote a piece on System Center 2016 as it applies to virtualization. Read it here.

This article covers VMM in-depth, the support for orchestrating the upgrade from 2012 R2 to 2016, creating storage spaces direct clusters, storage replica, software defined networking and shielded VMs. There’s also a bit on support for VMware and a bit on the other System Center products.

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Windows Server 2016: Virtualization Unleashed for virtualizationreview.com

I wrote two articles, one on Hyper-V in the recently released RTM version of Windows Server 2016 for virtualizationreview.com. The other one cover System Center 2016. This one covers the new features in Hyper-V such as Storage QoS, Hyper convergence through storage spaces direct, software defined networking, Nano server, upgrading a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster to 2016, better backups through resilient change tracking in the platform, Shielded VMs, Windows and Hyper-V containers and Resilient File System (ReFS). Read it here.

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Hyper-V Replica Part 2 for virtualizationreview.com

Here’s part 2 of my look at Hyper-V replica for virtualizationreview.com. In this part I cover the Hyper-V Replica Broker Role, how to extend Replica and how to use Azure Site Recovery to extend replica all the way to the cloud. Read it here.

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Operations Management Suite (OMS) for virtualizationreview.com–part 2

The second and last part of my look at OMS for virtualizationreview.com is online here. In this part I look at Solutions (formerly known as Intelligence Packs), alerts, custom dashboards, performance monitoring and PowerBI integration as well as list of resources.

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