Category: Hyper-V

Windows 2012R2 Hyper-V Server looses Network connectivity

Recently I had two Dell Servers running Hyper-V on Windows 2012R2 that would loose network connectivity on a more less regular bases. All available NIC’s were teamed as all VM’s were still…

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Patching Windows Server 2012R2 Gen2 Virtual Machine on Hyper-V

There are few potential hurdles to overcome when patching a new virtual machine running Windows Server 2012R2 utilising the Generation 2 format of Hyper-V. After applying all available patches and the necessary…

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Windows 2012R2 Hyper-V configuring NTP

As good practice you might want to configure NTP on you Windows 2012R2 Hyper-V host to ensure that all Virtual Machines on that host will have the correct time as they will…

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Extend Cluster Shared Volume on Windows Server 2012R2

After the initial setup it didn’t take long until the assigned volume sizes weren’t sufficient anymore. After looking around it seem that the diskpart tool will extend a Cluster Shared Volume with…

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Hyper-V Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) Windows 2012R2

One of the great new features in Hyper-V with Windows Server 2012 is Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU). Microsoft have made it easy to enable this feature by providing a wizard that will guide…

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Synology HA Cluster for Windows 2012 Hyper-V

Having used some of the Synology NAS boxes in the past I was looking forward to use some of the new features release in DSM 5.1, particular the HA option installed by…

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Windows Hyper-V 3.0 2012 – P2V Windows 2000

To virtualise a physical Windows 2000 server poses a bit of a challenge these days. Most vendors like Citrix, VmWare and Microsoft have removed the support from their respective solutions. Hunting down…

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Windows 2012R2 Cluster – Migration/Move fails

After having a Windows 2012R2 Cluster up and running and after having some Virtual Machines up and running as well the next step usually is to test the failover, i.e. migration to…

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Windows Server 2012 LACP NIC Teaming

NIC Teaming using Windows Server 2012(R2) has never been any easier. However, you will be presented with two options for the Teaming Mode – Switch independent or LACP. If in doubt go…

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