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 [...]

My WS2016 Hyper-V Session at Future Decoded

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

I had fun presenting at this Microsoft UK event in London. Here’s a recording of my session on Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V, featuring failover clustering, storage, and networking:   More sessions can be found here. Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,Windows Server 2016,Failover [...]

Russinovich on Hyper-V Containers

October 29, 2015 // 7 Comments

We’ve known since Ignite 2015 that Microsoft was going to have two kinds of containers in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016): Windows Server Containers: Providing OS and resource virtualization and isolation. Hyper-V Containers: The hypervisor adds security isolation to machine & resource [...]

Create a WS2016 Nano Server Hyper-V VM

October 13, 2015 // 4 Comments

Setting up a Nano Server VM requires running some PowerShell. The instructions that I found out there aren’t that clear for a non-PowerShell guru , are wrong, or are incomplete. So let me clear up everything by showing you exactly what I am using to deploy Nano Server as a Windows Server 2016 [...]

How Much Memory Does My Hyper-V Host Require?

September 30, 2015 // 12 Comments

If you are trying to figure out how much RAM you have left for virtual machines then this is the post for you. When Microsoft launched Dynamic Memory with W2008 R2 SP1, we were introduced to the concept of a host reserve (nothing to do with the SCVMM concept); the hypervisor would keep so much [...]

Logging Into Windows Server Containers

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

How do you log into a container to install software? Ah … you don’t actually log into a container because a container is not a virtual machine. Confusing? Slightly! What you actually do is remotely execute commands inside of a container; this is actually something like PowerShell Direct, a new [...]
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