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In practice: How customers are using Shielded Virtual Machines to secure data

You’ve read and heard a lot from Microsoft about the unprecedented security provided by Shielded Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2016, but how is this feature being used by real customers? We decided to round up a few customer stories ... continue reading
Configuring a Hyper-V Host with PowerShell DSC (Part 1)

Configuring a Hyper-V Host with PowerShell DSC (Part 1)

Hello, my name is Michael Godfrey and I am a Platform’s Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft. I have been a Fabric Administrator for the past few years and have made it a habit of building quite a few Hyper-V ... continue reading
SDN Troubleshooting: UDP Communication failures and changing the Network Controller Certificate

SDN Troubleshooting: UDP Communication failures and changing the Network Controller Certificate

With this blog post, I wanted to highlight a couple of issues that we have encountered recently with Software Defined Networking (SDN) customer deployments in Windows Server 2016. Issue #1: UDP communication isn’t working when outbound NAT is configured Customer ... continue reading
How to Build Windows Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab

How to Build Windows Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab

Step by step instructions to build a Windows Storage Spaces Direct virtual lab on PC. PowerShell script to automate the process.continue reading
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Troubleshooting certificate issues in Software Defined Networking (SDN)

As you may be aware, Network Controller in Windows Server 2016 uses certificate based authentication for communicating with Hyper-V hosts and Software Load Balancer MUX virtual machines (VMs). Some SDN customers have complained about communication issues between Network Controller and ... continue reading
Performance Tuning

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2016

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of the Windows Server 2016 Performance Tuning Guide. This updated guide provides a comprehensive collection of technical articles with practical guidance for IT professionals and server administrators responsible for monitoring and tuning ... continue reading
What's New in Networking for Windows Server 2016?

Windows Server 2016 – Azure-Inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) in YOUR Datacenter!

The Azure-inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) stack that is built into Windows Server 2016 reduces the complexity and cost of network infrastructure. Not only that, you can now define your network infrastructure so that it is portable to your application ... continue reading
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Deploy a Software Defined Network infrastructure using VMM SDN Express #SCVMM #SDN #Sysctr

As VMM is a great tool to deploy VM with and with Windows Azure Pack it has a central role, but now in Azure Stack there is no place for VMM. Unless you are using it to deploy VM’s for ... continue reading
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What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Networking

The Azure inspired software defined networking stack that is built into Windows Server 2016 reduces the complexity and cost of network infrastructure. Not only that, you can now define your network infrastructure so that it is portable to your application ... continue reading
Network Load Balancing and other software components

Windows Server 2016 NLB Network Load Balancing non-SDN or Software Load Balancing (SLB) for SDN #NLB #SLB #SDN

Windows Server 2016 Network Load Balancing. You can use Network Load Balancing to manage two or more servers as a single virtual cluster. Network Load Balancing enhances the availability and scalability of Internet server applications such as those used on ... continue reading