HVR: Hyper-V Replica

Hi folks, Windows 8 is coming with tons of new features however one of the most anticipated is the HVR which is key for the private cloud. In the following post the Hyper-v team shed some light on the topic and also some links to understand better the new feature. Hyper-V Replica (HVR) is a new feature in Windows Server “8” Beta that provides asynchronous replication of Hyper-V virtual machines for BCDR (Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery) scenarios. Watch this space for in depth blogs from the Hyper-V Replica team on how-to’s, tips & tricks, sample PS cmdlets, commentary on … Continue reading HVR: Hyper-V Replica

Need help with Microsoft software licensing? This post is for you..

Hi folks, Do you have problems understanding Licensing? If yes, you are not alone however this post will help you out to better understand your options with new Microsoft Technologies, such as: Office 365, Azure, CRM online and so forth. You may want to review this blog post that lays out licensing basics for any organization that needs to license software for more than 5 or less than 250 devices or users. It details the different ways you can buy a license and what choices are available for volume licensing, which can give you pricing advantages and provide flexible options … Continue reading Need help with Microsoft software licensing? This post is for you..

Scheduling Background Jobs in Windows PowerShell 3.0

Hi Folks, The PowerShell team explains a nice new feature of PowerShell 3.0 which allows the management of Jobs using PowerShell. One of the most common phone calls that the support team gets for Windows PowerShell is "How do I use Task Scheduler to schedule Windows PowerShell scripts?". As an administrator, you need to have full control over when scripts run in your environment. Perhaps you need run a script only during a one-off maintenance window or maybe you want to schedule some routine maintenance on a server so that it runs at non-peak times. Although it was possible to … Continue reading Scheduling Background Jobs in Windows PowerShell 3.0

Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server “8” Beta and focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility (live migration), storage, failover clustering, and scalability. Download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29189 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://www.andersonpatricio.ca http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese) Twitter: @apatricio

Getting started with Cloud Computing

Hi folks, I would like to share with you guys a really nice summary about Cloud Computing using Microsoft Technologies. Enjoy it! Public Cloud computing means that the infrastructure to run and manage the applications users are taking advantage of is run by someone else and not you. In other words, you do not buy the hardware or software to run your email or other services being used in your organization – that is done by someone else. Users simply connect to these services from their computers and you pay a monthly subscription fee for each user that is taking … Continue reading Getting started with Cloud Computing

Disaster Recovery Cluster Deployment & Demo – Multi-Site Failover Clustering

Hi folks, Nice Technet Edge video about Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover capabilities in multi-site DR mode. In this TechNet Edge video Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman walks through a real-world multi-site cluster deployment. While configuring a four-node disaster recovery demo, Symon recorded the steps and added slides showing the key deployment considerations. Learn more about disaster recovery planning, networking, security, faster failover, DNS replication, the quorum model and PowerShell. See how Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering can provide not only high-availability, but also automatic disaster recovery. Check the video out at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh306278(MSDN.10)?query=1 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

Active Directory Migration Tool version 3.2

Hi folks, If you have ever tried to install the previous version of ADMT on Windows Server 2008 R2 you received an error message, right? Okay, now that is part of the past the new version supports Windows Server 2008 R2, finally!!! 🙂 The Active Directory Migration Tool version 3.2 (ADMT v3.2) simplifies the process of migrating objects and restructuring tasks in an Active Directory® Domain Service (AD DS) environment. You can use ADMT v3.2 to migrate users, groups, service accounts, and computers between AD DS domains in different forests (inter-forest migration) or between AD DS domains in the same … Continue reading Active Directory Migration Tool version 3.2

Windows Server 2008 R2: Hyper-V Component Architecture

Hi folks, This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It focuses on architecture, snapshots, live migration, virtual networking, storage, and import/export. You can use this poster in conjunction with the previously published Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 component posters (see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193499 and http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179116). Check this out at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5567b22a-8c47-4840-a88d-23146fd93151 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

Configuring Event Log replication in a Windows Server 2003 Cluster

Hi folks, If you are monitoring your Exchange Server environment and you have Windows Server 2003 for your CCR/SCC, it’s recommended to disable the Event Log replication between (if it’s a CCR)/among (if it’s a SCC) the nodes to avoid duplicate entries on your monitoring tool. To disable the event log replication just run this following command on any node: Cluster /prop EnableEventLogReplication=0 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio