Tag: Hyper-v

Running Nutanix with Hyper-V – Things to consider and moving forward with Server 2016

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Now Nutanix is one of the few HCI vendors out there that actually support Hyper-V so kudos for that! They’ve also joined the CPS club with their fininshed appliance shipment which comes with Azure Pack which is also one of the selected few…

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What is Microsoft doing with RDS and GPU in 2016? and what are VMware and Citrix doing?

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So it was initially labed Server 2016, for then I forgot an important part of it, which ill come back to later. This year, Microsoft is most likely releasing Windows Server 2016 and with it a huge number of new features like Containers,…

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Advanced backup options for Hyper-V 2012 R2 on Veeam

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Some questions that come up again and again are advanced backup features in Hyper-V using Veeam. How does Veeam take backup from a Hyper-V host? in a simple day to day virtual machine life, the read & writes consist of I/O traffic from…

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Hyper-V and Storage features deep-dive comparison with Nutanix

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So another blogpost in this storage series with Hyper-V, in the previous posts I discussed a bit about what features Hyper-V has and the issues with them. Well time to take that to the next level. Just to show how Nutanix solves the…

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How Nutanix works with Hyper-V and SMB 3.0

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In my previous blog post I discussed a bit about software defined options using Hyper-V https://msandbu.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/software-defined-storage-options-for-hyper-v/ and that Windows Server is getting alot of good built-in capabilities but lacks the proper scale out solution with performance, which is also something that is coming…

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Trouble with Hyper-V, Virtual Machine manager and XenClient

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So in my Hyper-V enviroment all of hosts are administered by Virtual Machine Manager. The other day I needed to deploy Citrix XenClient to a hyper-v host (Since its the only hypervisor that is supported for the syncronizer part) Now by default when…

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Veeam Management pack for Hyper-V and Vmware walktrough

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Yesterday, Veeam released their new management pack which for the first time includes support for both Vmware and Hyper-V. Now I have gotten a lot of questions regarding (Why have Hyper-V monitoring if Microsoft has it ?) well Veeam’s pack has alot more…

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Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0

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So this is such a great update I have to blog about it, I have been in many projects involving migrating from VMware to Hyper-V and there of course many options to choose from there. Alas Microsoft had its own Virtual Machine Converter…

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Study resources 74-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

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NOTE: This is work in progressNow its a long time made since I made any of these, but been busy Here is a new exam from Microsoft which just released earlier this november, this is the first Microsoft exam which contains Azure technology…

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Securing Hyper-V 2012R2 hosts and VMs

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Microsoft has implemented a lot of new cool security features in Hyper-V on the 2012R2 release, and most importently statefull firewall and network inspection features. From the 2012 release, Microsoft introduced features like* ARP Guard https://msandbu.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/arp-guard-in-hyper-v-2012/* DHCP Guard * Router Guard(These three functions…

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