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Overview of Device Guard in Windows Server 2016

Overview of Device Guard in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Sep 20, 2016 With thousands of new malware released every day, it may not be sufficient to only use signature-based detection to fight against malware. Device Guard on Windows Server 2016 changes from a mode ... 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
Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Troubleshooting Enhancements - Cluster Log

Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Troubleshooting Enhancements – Cluster Log

First published on MSDN on May 14, 2015 Cluster Log Enhancements This is the first in a series of Blogs that will provide details about the improvements we have made in the tools and methods for troubleshooting Failover Clusters with ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Cluster Shared Volume Recovery Failure – System Event 5142

Troubleshooting Cluster Shared Volume Recovery Failure – System Event 5142

First published on MSDN on Mar 26, 2015 In the last post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2014/12/08/10579131.aspx we discussed event 5120, which indicates that Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) observed and error and attempted to recover. In this post we will discuss cases when recovery ... continue reading
Cluster Shared Volume Failure Handling

Cluster Shared Volume Failure Handling

First published on MSDN on Oct 27, 2014 This is the fourth blog post in a series about Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this post we will explain how CSV handles storage failures and how it hides failures from applications ... continue reading

Cluster Shared Volume Diagnostics

First published on MSDN on Mar 13, 2014 This is the second blog post in a series about Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this post we will go over diagnostics. We assume that reader is familiar with the previous blog ... continue reading

Event ID 5120 in System Event Log

First published on MSDN on Feb 26, 2014 When conducting backups of a Windows Server 2012 or later Failover Cluster using Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), you may encounter the following event in the System event log: Log Name: System Source: ... continue reading
How to Troubleshoot Create Cluster Failures

How to Troubleshoot Create Cluster Failures

First published on MSDN on May 07, 2012 In this blog, I will outline the steps in order to troubleshoot “Create Cluster” failures with Windows Server 2012 or later Failover Clustering. Step 1: Run the Cluster Validation Tool The cluster ... continue reading
Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine Not Generating Alerts

Exchange 2010 Correlation Engine Not Generating Alerts

First published on TECHNET on Apr 15, 2015While helping a customer migrate from SCOM 2007 to SCOM 2012 R2, we noticed a large reduction in Alerts for Exchange 2010. After investigating further, we noticed that we were not getting any ... continue reading
Alerting when performance counters cannot be resolved by SCOM

Alerting when performance counters cannot be resolved by SCOM

First published on TECHNET on Feb 03, 2015A customer of mine is seeing some random issues with SCOM not being able to resolve Exchange performance counters and would like to get an alert when this happens so we can troubleshoot ... continue reading