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Storage Migration Service now supports NetApp

Heya folks, Ned here again. Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed in the April 22, 2021-KB5001384 monthly update for Windows Server 2019 - and now in the May 2021 Patch Tuesday - we added support for migrating from NetApp FAS arrays ... continue reading

SMS “HRESULT E_FAIL from COM component” workaround coming

Heya, Ned here again. Storage Migration Service admins: if you're seeing "Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component" during transfer validation after installing the November cumulative update, we have a workaround coming to WAC, ... continue reading
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Storage Migration Service October 2020 Update

Heya folks, Ned here again. We've released our next set of features and fixes for the Windows Server 2019 Storage Migration Service, as part of cumulative update KB4580390 (Windows Server 2019) & KB4580386 (SAC 1903, 1909) This update comes optionally ... continue reading
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Rethinking cyber scenarios—learning (and training) as you defend

In two recent posts I discussed with Circadence the increasing importance of gamification for cybersecurity learning and how to get started as a practitioner while being supported by an enterprise learning officer or security team lead. In this third and ... continue reading

Fix for the Storage Migration Service “Couldn’t transfer storage on any of the endpoints” issue

Heya folks, Ned here again. For those of you seeing this issue: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/storage-migration-service/known-issues#error-couldnt-transfer-storage-on-any-of-the-endpoints-and-check-if-the-source-device-is-online---we-couldnt-access-it With an error in WAC like: "Couldn't transfer storage on any of the endpoints. 0x9044" And detailed error in WAC like: "Check if the source device is ... continue reading
Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

In the most recent releases, SQL Server went beyond relational data and enabled support for graph data, R, and Python machine learning, while making SQL Server available on Linux and containers in addition to Windows. At the same time, organizations ... continue reading
Reboot Pending Report, How to create the report.

Reboot Pending Report, How to create the report.

First published on TECHNET on Jun 27, 2014Authored by Santos MartinezA few days ago one of my peers ask me a very interesting question, how can I get a report that show reboot pending machines. I told him this was ... continue reading
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Storage Migration Service August Update

Heya folks, Ned here again. We've released our first set of new features for the Windows Server 2019 Storage Migration Service, as part of cumulative update KB4512534. No need to run a SAC release - this update applies to the ... continue reading
TQA: Add-ClusterVirtualMachineRole fails with the error "The File Exists"

TQA: Add-ClusterVirtualMachineRole fails with the error “The File Exists”

This time I was involved to identify a problem that stuck all the DR tests in a large enterprise, let me show you a description of the environment. ENVIRONMENT The Customer have a Production Hyper-V Farm (multiple HV clusters) on ... 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