Tag Archive: Virtualization


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.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

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 same article that was published over at virtualizationreview.com here last month is now also published on Redmond Magazine’s website here.

So there you go – you can read it twice if you’d like Smile

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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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I’m starting a new series on 4Sysops on what’s new in Windows Server “10” Tech Preview – this first one covers the enhancements in Hyper-V. I look at new configuration file formats, cluster upgrading through mixing versions of Hyper-V, new Production Checkpoints, Secure Boot for Linux and more. Read it here.

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After some months in the publishing queue, my in-depth look at the new Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 is now live on Technet Magazine. This part 1 deals with networking enhancements, the second and final part will deal with all the other improvements to scalability, storage and management.

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And the “last” part is now online at virtualizationreview.com . Don’t worry, there’s a bonus part, number nine which compares Hyper-V to VSphere, it’ll be interesting to see what comments i get Smile.

Meanwhile part number 8 covers VM mobility (Live Migration, Live Storage Migration and Shared Nothing Live Migration). Read it here.

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We’re now getting closer to the end of this series that looks at Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, part 7 is online at virtualizationreview.com, read it here. This part covers storage enhancements: SMB 3.0 and running VMs from file shares, the new VHDX format as well as guest Virtual Fibre Channel.

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And the saga continues on virtualizationreview.com …. This time we’re looking at security in Hyper-V, using Bitlocker Drive Encryption on Clustered Shared Volumes 2.0 storage and my favourite new Hyper-V feature: Replica. Read it here.

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Finally it’s time to leave networking in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 behind and move on to other areas of improvement. In part 5 of the series for virtualizationreview.com I look at scalability, NUMA, cluster patching and VM monitoring. Read it here.

Enjoy and thanks for reading.