My Most Popular Articles In 2013

I like to have a look at what people are reading on my blog from time to time.  It gives me an idea of what is working, and sometimes, what is not – for example, I still get lots of hits on out-dated articles.  Here are the 5 most viewed articles of the last year, from 5 to 1.

5) Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica … In Detail

An oldie kicks off the charts … this trend continues throughout the top 5.  At least this one is a good subject that is based on WS2012 and is still somewhat relevant to WS2012 R2.  Replica is one, if not the, most popular features in WS2012 (and later) Hyper-V.

4) Rough Guide To Setting Up A Hyper-V Cluster

I wrote this article in 2010 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and it’s still one of my top draws.  I really doubt you folks still are deploying W2008 R2 Hyper-V; I really hope you folks are not still deploying W2008R2 Hyper-V!!!!  Join us in this decade with a much better product version.

Please note that the networking has change significantly (see converged networks/fabrics).  The quorum stuff has changed a bit too (much simpler).

3) Windows Server 2012 Licensing In Detail

Licensing!!! Gah!

2) Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Versus vSphere 5.1

There’s nothing like kicking a hornets nest to generate some web hits Smile  We saw VMware’s market share slide in 2013 (IDC) while Hyper-V continued the march forward.  More and more people want to see how these products compare.

And at number one we have … drumroll please …

1) Windows Server 2012 Virtualisation Licensing Scenarios

Wow! I still cannot believe that people don’t understand how easy the licensing of Windows Server on VMware, Xen, Hyper-V, etc, actually is.  Everyone wants to overthink this subject.  It’s really simple: It’s 2 or unlimited created Window Server VMs per assigned license to a host people!!!  This page accounted for 2.8% of all views in the last 12 months.

Sadly, not a single post from the last year makes it into the top 10.  I guess that folks aren’t reading about WS2012 R2.  Does this indicate that there is upgrade fatigue?

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2 Comments on My Most Popular Articles In 2013

  1. I’d just like to extend my thank you for all your work, 2013 included :). You’re my #1 source of Hyper-V information.

    I’m upgrading a two node 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster to 2012 R2 tomorrow, so there’s no upgrade fatigue.

  2. Hamish Gibson // January 2, 2014 at 10:34 AM // Reply

    I’ll echo that, your work is greatly appreciated, Aidan 🙂 This blog is my go-to source for up-to-date info.

    I’ll agree that these things are getting harder to keep up with, a lot of the guys in our ‘shop’ were finding it hard enough to find the time to skill on 2012, but with R2 now going live and being such a change, relatively, they’ve given up trying to keep pace.

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