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Remote Work: Top 5 Challenges (and Solutions) for IT Admins

Discover the top 5 challenges facing IT admins managing remote operations, alongside the best practice solutions from Microsoft and other service providers Read the post here: Remote Work: Top 5 Challenges (and Solutions) for IT Admins … [Read more...]

How to Build Redundancy in your Hyper-V Backup Configuration

Backing up services and data is critical. Here are the best practices of building resiliency into your backup infrastructure and minimizing data loss Read the post here: How to Build Redundancy in your Hyper-V Backup Configuration … [Read more...]

How to Run a Windows Failover Cluster Validation Test

Guest clustering is an increasingly popular deployment configuration for Windows Server Failover Clusters where the entire infrastructure is virtualized Read the post here: How to Run a Windows Failover Cluster Validation Test … [Read more...]

The Complete Guide to Scale-Out File Server for Hyper-V

Everything you need in order to plan, configure and optimize your SOFS infrastructure, focused primarily on Hyper-V scenarios Read the post here: The Complete Guide to Scale-Out File Server for Hyper-V … [Read more...]

NTFS vs. ReFS – How to Decide Which to Use

ReFS has gained several features over NTFS since launch. With its maturation, should you start using it for Hyper-V? Read the post here: NTFS vs. ReFS – How to Decide Which to Use … [Read more...]

How to Use ASR and Hyper-V Replica with Failover Clusters

Overview of Microsoft’s replication solutions for multi-site clusters & integrating backup/DR. Covers Hyper-V Replica, Azure Site Recovery, DFS Replication Read the post here: How to Use ASR and Hyper-V Replica with Failover Clusters … [Read more...]

How to Use Failover Clusters with 3rd Party Replication

The different types of replication options and what you need to ask your storage vendor if you are considering a third-party storage replication solution Read the post here: How to Use Failover Clusters with 3rd Party Replication … [Read more...]

How to Customize Hyper-V VMs using PowerShell

A comprehensive guide to customizing Hyper-V virtual machines using PowerShell. Covers best practices for settings, automation, optimization, and more! Read the post here: How to Customize Hyper-V VMs using PowerShell … [Read more...]

How to Use Hyper-V Virtualization on Mac Computers

Virtualization plays a major role in many businesses, though this may not always be immediately apparent to users. Increasingly, the applications they work with will not be running on tangible hardware but rather on virtualized systems. Software developers can also make good use of such virtual machines (VMs).   Microsoft has long embraced this virtualization technology and offers … [Read more...]

Can Windows Server Standard Really Only Run 2 Hyper-V VMs?

A misunderstanding of licensing terminology and a lot of tribal knowledge has led many to believe in a limitation with standard edition - let's clear it up Read the post here: Can Windows Server Standard Really Only Run 2 Hyper-V VMs? … [Read more...]