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Moving your Azure Virtual Machines has never been easier!

To meet customer demand, Azure is continuously expanding. We’ve been adding new Azure regions and introducing new capabilities. As a result, customers want to move their existing virtual machines (VMs) to new regions while adopting the latest capabilities. There are ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Troubleshoot Active Directory Replication Issues

PowerShell Basics: How to Troubleshoot Active Directory Replication Issues

There are certain windows cmdlets and utilities which we can use for replication issues troubleshooting purpose. Among those, Repadmin.exe is most commonly used Microsoft utility. This is available in servers which have AD DS or AD LDS role installed. It ... continue reading

Simplify Always On availability group deployments on Azure VM with SQL VM CLI

Always On availability groups (AG) provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities to your SQL Server database, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a combination of both. Manually deploying an availability group for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VM) ... continue reading
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Processing trillions of events per day with Apache Kafka on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Noor Abani and Negin Raoof, Software Engineer, who jointly performed the benchmark, optimization and performance tuning experiments under the supervision of Nitin Kumar, Siphon team, AI Platform. Our sincere thanks to Dhruv Goel and Uma ... continue reading
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PowerShell Basics: How to Check Active Directory Replication Status

Data Replication is crucial for healthy Active Directory Environment. There are different ways to check status of replication. In this article I am going to explain how you can check status of domain replication using PowerShell. For a given domain ... continue reading
How to deal with Scheduled Maintenance Mode and SQL Always On

How to deal with Scheduled Maintenance Mode and SQL Always On

First published on TECHNET on Mar 08, 2018 UPDATE: November 2018 the 9 th – For SCOM 2016 only this issue has been fixed in UR6 Hi everyone, Bruno here. Today I will cover a topic that came to my ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple occasions and we haven’t really had a good ... continue reading
DataKeeper and MaxDB

How to Cluster MaxDB on Windows in the Cloud #Azure #AWS #GCP #SAP

Recently I have had a number of customers looking for a high availability solution for MaxDB on Windows in the cloud. Some customers have been in Azure and some in AWS. But regardless of the cloud platform, they all eventually ... continue reading
Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are 💯

Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are 💯

Heya folks, Ned here again. Some recent Windows Server 2019 news you may have missed: Storage Replica performance was greatly increased over our original numbers. I chatted about this at earlier Ignite sessions, but when we finally got to Orlando, ... continue reading

Automate Always On availability group deployments with SQL Virtual Machine resource provider

We are excited to share that a new, automated way to configure high availability solutions for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) is now available using our SQL VM resource provider. To get started today, follow the instructions in ... continue reading