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How to Architect and Implement Networks for a Hyper-V Cluster

Hyper-V networking can be confusing and clustering just makes it worse. Read a comprehensive guide on architecting and implementing Hyper-V cluster networks Read the post here: How to Architect and Implement Networks for a Hyper-V Cluster … [Read more...]

Sneak peek: Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17666

A synopsis of the new features introduced in Windows Server 2019 Insider Build 17666 and their expected impacts. Is WS2019 shaping up to be a HUGE step?? Read the post here: Sneak peek: Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17666 … [Read more...]

Hyper-V Quick Tip: How Many Cluster Networks Should I Use?

A quick guide to architecting the optimal number of networks for your Hyper-V clusters Read the post here: Hyper-V Quick Tip: How Many Cluster Networks Should I Use? … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Deployment Strategy

When it comes to computing, we always have another way. Sometimes, we have so many ways that you can become paralyzed with indecision. This article gives some clear guidelines for the usage of containers and virtual machines as well as a look at Nano Server's place in the world. Read the post here: How to Choose the Right Deployment Strategy … [Read more...]

The ABC of Hyper-V – 7 Steps to Get Started

So you've installed Hyper-V, now what? Here's 7 steps to get you get up and running in no time and set yourself on the path to Hyper-V greatness. Includes basic steps to setting up a VM, configuring settings, basic networking tips and next steps. Read the post here: The ABC of Hyper-V – 7 Steps to Get Started … [Read more...]

Windows Server 2019 Preview: What’s New and What’s Cool

Introducing the newly-announced Windows Server 2019 public preview. Covers the new features and includes a discussion on their impact. Should you be excited or worried about the next installment of Windows Server? Read the post here: Windows Server 2019 Preview: What’s New and What’s Cool … [Read more...]

How to Create Virtual Machine Templates with Hyper-V Manager

Not everyone has the option of paying for enhanced Hyper-V control software. Fortunately, you can set up your own template system without paying for more than you already have. Read the post here: How to Create Virtual Machine Templates with Hyper-V Manager … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Hyper-V Masterclass – Debunking Virtual Domain Controller Myths

Should Hyper-V be in the domain? Can Hyper-V host its own domain controller? Eric Siron confronts some potentially crippling myths about Hyper-V and domain controllers in this video and also boots up an instance to put these mistruths to rest Read the post here: [VIDEO] Hyper-V Masterclass – Debunking Virtual Domain Controller Myths … [Read more...]

How to Configure a File Share Witness for a Hyper-V Cluster

Traditionally, the preferred choice for a cluster quorum witness has been some type of networked disk. Small SAN LUNs do the trick nicely. Things have changed a bit, increasing the viability of the file share witness. You can configure one easily in a few simple steps. Read the post here: How to Configure a File Share Witness for a Hyper-V Cluster … [Read more...]

Why You Should Be Compacting Your Hyper-V Virtual Disks

The reasons, prerequisites, and steps necessary to reclaim unused space from your dynamically-expanding VHDXs. Includes PowerShell Tool for Compacting VHDX Files. Read the post here: Why You Should Be Compacting Your Hyper-V Virtual Disks … [Read more...]