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How to Guide for SC- Virtual Machine Manager 2019 UR1 features

The very first update roll up for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019 is now available. The update release contains several features requested by customers on VMM user voice and other forums. Thanks for engaging with us and helping us ... continue reading
VM Checkpoints Names in the Hyper-V Manager Window...

VM Checkpoints Names in the Hyper-V Manager Window…

Hello everyone, my name is John Clyburn and I am a Sr. consultant in MCS. I recently ran into an interesting problem with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019 and Hyper-V on Windows Server 2019 I think you may find ... continue reading
The VM xxx cannot be migrated to Host xxx due to incompatibility issues….

The VM xxx cannot be migrated to Host xxx due to incompatibility issues….

Hello everyone, my name is John Clyburn and I am a Sr. consultant in MCS. I’ve recently been working with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019. While attempting to migrate virtual machines (VM) from a standalone Windows Server 2019 (version ... continue reading

Planning Failover Cluster Node Sizing

In this blog I will discuss considerations on planning the number of nodes in a Windows Server Failover Cluster. Starting with Windows Server 2012, Failover Clustering can support to up 64-nodes in a single cluster making it industry leading in ... continue reading

Announcing the GA of Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery

First published on TECHNET on Oct 02, 2014 I am excited to announce the GA of the Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery . In addition to enabling replication to and recovery in Microsoft Azure, ASR enables automated protection of ... continue reading

Step by Step: Shielding existing VMs without VMM

First published on TECHNET on Sep 01, 2016 Continuing on the topic of Shielded VMs from my last blog on creating shielded VMs, this blogpost will share my learnings from validating the scenario. This blogpost doesn't dive deep in terminologies ... continue reading
Failover Cluster VM Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

Failover Cluster VM Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

First published on MSDN on Apr 29, 2016 Windows Server 2016 introduces the Virtual Machine Load Balancing feature to optimize the utilization of nodes in a Failover Cluster. During the lifecycle of your private cloud, certain operations (such as rebooting ... continue reading

Configuring How VMs Are Moved when a Node is Drained

First published on MSDN on Mar 21, 2013 Introducing some concepts: Windows Server 2012 introduced the ability to drain a node, which is sometimes also referred to as Node Maintenance Mode. When you drain a node, the Windows Server Failover ... continue reading
How to Move Highly Available (Clustered) VMs to Windows Server 2012 with the Cluster Migration Wizard

How to Move Highly Available (Clustered) VMs to Windows Server 2012 with the Cluster Migration Wizard

First published on MSDN on Jun 25, 2012 The Windows Server 2012 Cluster Migration Wizard is a powerful and time-saving tool that copies cluster roles from a source cluster to a target cluster. Although the Cluster Migration Wizard can move ... continue reading

Understanding Software Options for your Datacenter Infrastructure

First published on MSDN on Jun 17, 2011 Hi Cluster Fans, This blog post will help you understand the different software SKU options you have when planning for a virtualized datacenter, private cloud or any other deployment model which uses ... continue reading