Windows Server 2012 R2

How Much Memory Does My Hyper-V Host Require?

September 30, 2015 // 4 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 [...]

Microsoft News – 30 September 2015

September 30, 2015 // 2 Comments

Microsoft announced a lot of stuff at AzureCon last night so there’s lots of “launch” posts to describe the features. I also found a glut of 2012 R2 Hyper-V related KB articles & hotfixes from the last month or so. Hyper-V The uptime value of the Hyper-V Management console changes to the [...]

Microsoft News – 7 September 2015

September 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the recent news from the last few weeks in the Microsoft IT Pro world: Hyper-V Configuring Default Checkpoint type in Windows 10: How to automatically get the legacy style checkpoint behaviour – might be useful in test/dev/demo labs. Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Versus Virtual NUMA: The [...]

MS15-068–SERIOUS Hyper- V Security Vulnerability

July 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

This is one of those rare occasions where I’m going to say: put aside everything you are doing, test this MS15-068 patch now, and deploy it as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution in a host context if a specially crafted application is run by an authenticated [...]

Microsoft News – 29 June 2015

June 29, 2015 // 3 Comments

As you might expect, there’s lots of Azure news. Surprisingly, there is still not much substantial content on Windows 10. Hyper-V What is the Windows Server Network Controller? A post I wrote for Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency in Windows Server 2016: Dealing with transient cluster [...]

Microsoft News 28-May-2015

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Very little to cover here, except one possibly controversial article on Hyper-V that you long-time readers might expect me to write an angry response to … Hyper-V Hyper-V’s Biggest Weakness: A post that I wrote for When to use Hyper-V Dynamic Memory versus Runtime Memory Resize: [...]

Microsoft News – 25-May-2015

May 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s taken me nearly all day to fast-read through this lot. Here’s a dump of info from Build, Ignite, and since Ignite. Have a nice weekend! Hyper-V What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V: A post I wrote for Linux Integration Services 4.0 Announcement: As part of this release [...]
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