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Using an existing VM for initial replication in Hyper-V Replica

Using an existing VM for initial replication in Hyper-V Replica

First published on TECHNET on Aug 27, 2013 Hyper-V Replica provides three methods to do initial replication: Send data over the network (Online IR) Send data using external media (OOB IR) Use an existing virtual machine as the initial copy ... continue reading
Hyper-V Replica BPA Rules

Hyper-V Replica BPA Rules

First published on TECHNET on Oct 01, 2013 A frequent question from our customers is on whether there are standard “best practices” when deploying Hyper-V Replica (or any Windows Server role for that matter). These questions come in many avatars ... continue reading
Replica Clusters behind a NAT

Replica Clusters behind a NAT

First published on TECHNET on Oct 10, 2013 When a Hyper-V Replica Broker is configured in your DR site to accept replication traffic, Hyper-V along with Failover Clustering intelligently percolates these settings to all the nodes of the clusters. A ... continue reading
Hyper-V Replica: Extend Replication

Hyper-V Replica: Extend Replication

First published on TECHNET on Dec 09, 2013 With Hyper-V Extend Replication feature in Windows Server 2012 R2, customers can have multiple copies of data to protect them from different outage scenarios. For example, as a customer I might choose ... continue reading
Measuring Replication Health in a cluster

Measuring Replication Health in a cluster

First published on TECHNET on Dec 30, 2013 As part of running a mini-scale run in my lab, I had to frequently monitor the replication health and also note down the replication statistics. The statistics is available by by right ... continue reading

Network Recommendations for a Hyper-V Cluster in Windows Server 2012

First published on TECHNET on Jan 19, 2014 We recently published a TechNet document http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn550728.aspx which provides guidance on configuring your network for a Hyper-V Cluster in Windows Server 2012. A snip of the summary from the document: Windows Server ... continue reading

Step by step – Creating Shielded VMs without VMM

First published on TECHNET on Jun 06, 2016 Hi, I’m Jane, one of the newest members of the Windows Server Security Product Team. My very first hands-on experience is to deploy Shielded VMs with the minimum amount of hardware. It ... continue reading
Overview of Host Guardian Service (HGS) Diagnostics

Overview of Host Guardian Service (HGS) Diagnostics

First published on TECHNET on May 04, 2016 [This post is authored by Jim Hughes, Software Engineer for the Windows Server Team] The Host Guardian Service (HGS) is a principal component in enabling Hyper-V to host Shielded VMs in Windows ... continue reading
Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

First published on MSDN on Nov 01, 2018 For those who attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, Florida, we thank you for making it another huge success. So much fun was had by all. We had the privilege of showing ... continue reading
Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

First published on MSDN on Aug 10, 2017 By Amitabh Tamhane Goals: This topic provides an overview of providing persistent storage for containers with data volumes backed by Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and SMB Global Mapping ... continue reading