Microsoft Makes vSphere Look Like A Toy Once Again

August 26, 2016 // 4 Comments

Microsoft has increased the maximums once again for Hyper-V, with the upcoming release of Windows Server 2016. They’re leaving VMware not just in the dust, but somewhere so far behind that they’re over the horizon. How does vSphere 6.0 stack up against the superior Hyper-V? Ouch! Enjoy, [...]

RunAsRadio Podcast – Hyper-V in Server 2016

July 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

I recently recorded an episode of the RunAsRadio podcast with Richard Campbell on the topic of Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V. We covered a number of areas, including containers, nested virtualization, networking, security, and PowerShell. Technorati Tags: Windows Server [...]

Optimize Hyper-V VM Placement To Match CSV Ownership

July 5, 2016 // 5 Comments

This post shares a PowerShell script to automatically live migrate clustered Hyper-V virtual machines to the host that owns the CSV that the VM is stored on. The example below should work nicely with a 2-node cluster, such as a cluster-in-a-box. For lots of reasons, you get the best performance for [...]

Don’t Deploy KB3161606 To Hyper-V Hosts, VMs, or SOFS

June 28, 2016 // 42 Comments

Numerous sources have reported that KB3161606, an update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS2012 R2), are breaking the upgrade of Hyper-V VM integration components. This has been confirmed & Microsoft is aware of the situation. As noted below by the many [...]

Windows Server Technical Preview 5 is Out

April 27, 2016 // 4 Comments

Microsoft has released Technical Preview 5 of Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V Server 2016. There is also an Essentials edition preview. As you can see, plans for licensing have not changed since I last spoke about this topic … and you voted … a lot. Here is a listing of what’s new in the [...]

Linux Integration Services 4.1 for Hyper-V

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released a new version of the integration components for Linux guest operating systems running on Hyper-V (2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016 Technical Preview, Windows 8, Windows 81, and Azure). What’s new? Expanded Releases: now applicable to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, [...]

Broadcom & Intel Network Engineers Need A Good Beating

December 18, 2015 // 14 Comments

Your virtual machines lost network connectivity. Yeah, Aidan Smash … again. READ HERE: I’m tired of having to tell people to: Disable VMQ on 1 GbE NICs … no matter what … yes, that includes you … I don’t care what your excuse is … yes; you. That’s because VMQ on 1 GbE NICs is: On by [...]
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