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How to Make an Availability Set in Azure

Availability Sets run across multiple locations so in a failure, only a subset of your VMs are impacted. An essential feature of any reliable cloud solution Read the post here: How to Make an Availability Set in Azure … [Read more...]

The Complete Guide to Azure Virtual Machines: Part 2

Our Azure Virtual Machines guide continues this time explaining how to create a network security group and begin to deploy Virtual Machines under Azure. Read the post here: The Complete Guide to Azure Virtual Machines: Part 2 … [Read more...]

The Complete Guide to Azure Virtual Machines: Part 1

Cloud Infrastructure is a great tool but only if used correctly. This blog series explains how to determine a Azure VM workload and how to deploy it Read the post here: The Complete Guide to Azure Virtual Machines: Part 1 … [Read more...]

Introduction to Azure Cloud Shell: Manage Azure from a Browser

Cloud Shell enables access to a browser-based command-line experience built with Azure management tasks in mind. Learn how to get started with this easy-to-follow guide Read the post here: Introduction to Azure Cloud Shell: Manage Azure from a Browser … [Read more...]

Windows 10 Creators Update for Hyper-V – 4 New features

Microsoft released a few new features in Hyper-V as part of its Windows 10 Creators Update. Here's what you need to know! Read the post here: Windows 10 Creators Update for Hyper-V – 4 New features … [Read more...]

Using File Server Resource Manager to Screen for Ransomware

File screening helps mitigate damage from a ransomware attack, allowing file server configuration for real-time auditing on files that become modified. Read the post here: Using File Server Resource Manager to Screen for Ransomware … [Read more...]

Using Compare-VM

Create a VM Compatibility report using Compare-VM cmdlet, when migrating a VM to another host, importing a VM copy, and trying to view a VM config file in Server 2016 and Windows 10. Fix incompatibility issues between a VM and a host now with Compare-VM. Read the post here: Using Compare-VM … [Read more...]

How to Merge Hyper-V Checkpoints

It can be very frustrating to deal with VMs that are experiencing some sort of checkpoint issue. Luckily, Hyper-V gives us the ability to manually merge the AVHDX files with the parenting disk so that we can potentially resolve the checkpoint headache. In this guide we show you how to manually merge Hyper-V Checkpoints. Read the post here: How to Merge Hyper-V Checkpoints … [Read more...]

How to Configure CPU Compatibility Mode in Hyper-V

If you’re administrating a Hyper-V cluster that is a few years in age and you're thinking of expanding, you might be at the point where it is no longer feasible to purchase a new host with hardware that matches your existing hosts. However, if the CPU on the newer host is of a different version or generation, live migration or restoring a saved state VM between the new and old host will fail. … [Read more...]

Where Are My Hyper-V Checkpoints Stored?

When creating a Hyper-V checkpoint, it is crucial to know where the checkpoint files are being saved, especially since checkpoint files can fill up storage. When trying to find where the checkpoint files are being stored in your Hyper-V environment, it is important to understand what types of files are generated when creating a checkpoint. This is because components of the checkpoint are stored in … [Read more...]