Category: Virtualization Review


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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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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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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The first part of two of my look at Hyper-V Replica is now online at virtualizationreview.com. I look at the basics of it, how to configure it and which scenarios it’s appropriate in. Read it here.

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My third post in my regular column for virtualizationreview.com looks at the recently released Technical Preview 5 (apparently feature complete) and what’s coming in Hyper-V. Read it here.

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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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Part 1 of my look at OMS for virtualizationreview.com is now online here. I cover what OMS is, how to set up a workspace, how to connect data sources and the free mobile app.

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This is actually pretty cool. I’ve been writing for virtualizationreview.com for quite a few years now but recently the editor offered me a regular column. My first post is already up, read it here.

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At Ignite in Australia I had the good fortune to interview Ben Armstrong, principal program manager on the Hyper-V team again (it must be the fourth time now :-)). We discussed a lot of different features that are coming in the next version of Hyper-V. Find part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here and part 4 here. Here is part 5 and part 6 is here. This concludes the whole series.

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My hand-on, performance based, testing of Chelsio RDMA 2 x 10 Gbps and 2 x 40 Gbps NICs article is now live on virtualizationreview.com. Read it here.

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