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How to Quickly Recover and Restore Windows Server Hyper-V Backups

This article explains the best practices for how to recover data from a backup and bring your services back online as fast as possible Read the post here: How to Quickly Recover and Restore Windows Server Hyper-V Backups … [Read more...]

6 Hardware Tweaks that will Skyrocket your Hyper-V Performance

Simple changes to your hardware settings can drastically improve Hyper-V performance. Find out what you need to change to optimize your Hyper-V environment. Read the post here: 6 Hardware Tweaks that will Skyrocket your Hyper-V Performance … [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...]

Meltdown and Spectre: what you need to know

The Google Project Zero team, in collaboration with other academic researchers, has published information about three variants of a hardware bug with important ramifications. These variants—branch target injection (CVE-2017-5715), bounds check bypass (CVE-2017-5753) and rogue data cache load (CVE-2017-5754)—affect all modern processors. If you’re wondering if you could be impacted, the … [Read more...]

How to Monitor Hyper-V Performance using PNP4Nagios

Learn how to setup, configure, and use PNP4Nagios to track and graph performance data for your Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines Read the post here: How to Monitor Hyper-V Performance using PNP4Nagios … [Read more...]

Hyper-V and the Small Business: 9 Tips for Host Provisioning

Setting up provisioning in a small business can be a challenge, to both set the correct provision, and not over or under provision, and to get the financial investment right. We have a set of points to help your SMB out, check it out here: Read the post here: Hyper-V and the Small Business: 9 Tips for Host Provisioning … [Read more...]

8 Hyper-V Best Practices for Small Businesses

Eric Siron shares his experience of providing data redundancy for small businesses by offering 8 Best Practices for Small Business Backup using Hyper-V. Read the post here: 8 Hyper-V Best Practices for Small Businesses … [Read more...]

19 Best Practices for a Hyper-V Cluster

It's not difficult to find all sorts of lists and discussions of best practices for Hyper-V, however best practices lists are a bit tougher to find for failover clustering. What I'm going to do in this article is focus in on the overlapping portion of the Hyper-V/Failover Cluster Venn diagram, resulting in my 19 best practices for a Hyper-V Cluster. Read the post here: 19 Best Practices for a … [Read more...]

Hyper-V & PowerShell: How to Retrieve Available Host Memory

One of the things I commonly lament over is the poor state of the management tools available for Hyper-V (from Microsoft; I'm pointedly not talking about third party solutions). One issue I see a lot of is that there isn't a quick way, when looking at the Hyper-V-specific tools, to know how much free memory a host has. People then have to resort to other tools like Task Manager to determine this. … [Read more...]

Hyper-V’s Actual Hardware Requirements

Hyper-V Server 2012 actually doesn’t need much in the way of hardware in order to operate. You’re going to need more than that to make it really work. The published requirements for Hyper-V Server 2012 are actually the same as […] Read the post here: Hyper-V’s Actual Hardware Requirements … [Read more...]