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Optimizing Hyper-V Live Migrations on an Hyperconverged Infrastructure

We have been doing some extensive testing in how to best configure Hyper-V live migration to achieve the best performance and highest level of availability. Recommendations: Configure Live Migration to use SMB. This must be performed on all nodes [crayon-61f50e55af7dd160427926/] ... continue reading
Tuning Failover Cluster Network Thresholds

Tuning Failover Cluster Network Thresholds

Windows Server Failover Clustering is a high availability platform that is constantly monitoring the network connections and health of the nodes in a cluster. If a node is not reachable over the network, then recovery action is taken to recover ... continue reading
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Azure HC-series Virtual Machines crosses 20,000 cores for HPC workloads

New HPC-targeted cloud virtual machines Azure HC-series Virtual Machines are now generally available in the West US 2 and East US regions. HC-series virtual machines (VMs) are optimized for the most at-scale, computationally intensive HPC applications. For this class of ... continue reading
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Integrating Azure CNI and Calico: A technical deep dive

This post was co-authored by Andy Randall, VP of Business Development, Kinvolk Gmbh We are pleased to share the availability of Calico Network Policies in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Calico policies lets you define filtering rules to control flow of ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2019

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2019

Hi folks, Dan Cuomo here for our final installment in this blog series on synthetic accelerations covering Windows Server 2019. In Server 2019, we took learnings and expanded on the work that began in Server 2012 R2 with Dynamic VMQ ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Kubernetes Networking on Windows: Part 1

Troubleshooting Kubernetes Networking on Windows: Part 1

We’ve all been there: Sometimes things just don’t work the way they should even though we followed everything down to a T. Kubernetes in particular, is not easy to troubleshoot – even if you’re an expert. There are multiple components ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2016

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2016

Hi folks, Dan Cuomo back for our next installment in this blog series on synthetic accelerations. Windows Server 2016 marked an inflection point in the synthetic acceleration world on Windows, so in this article we’ll talk about the architectural changes, ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell - Windows Server 2012 R2

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks, Dan Cuomo back for our next installment in this blog series on synthetic accelerations. This time we’ll cover Windows Server 2012 R2. If you haven’t already read the first post on Server 2012, I’d recommend reviewing that before ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012

Hi Folks, Dan Cuomo here to talk about the state of synthetic accelerations (sometimes synonymous with VMQ) on Windows Server. This is the first in a series of posts covering synthetic accelerations on 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019. We ... continue reading

What Happened to the “NAT” VMSwitch?

First published on TECHNET on May 14, 2016 Author: Jason Messer Beginning in Windows Server Technical Preview 3, our users noticed a new Hyper-V Virtual Switch Type – “NAT” – which was introduced to simplify the process of connecting Windows ... continue reading