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A closer look at shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on May 10, 2016 [This blog post was originally published in the Windows Server Blog ] This post was authored by Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server. On this week’s Microsoft Mechanics show, we bring ... continue reading

Server Virtualization w/ Windows Server Hyper-V & System Center Jump Start

First published on MSDN on Nov 08, 2013 Add Hyper-V to your server virtualization skillset and improve your career options: Register for this free course, led by Microsoft experts Symon Perriman and Corey Hynes: Server Virtualization w/ Windows Server Hyper-V ... continue reading
VMware and physical - Write to Managed Disks

Simplify disaster recovery with Managed Disks for VMware and physical servers

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now supports disaster recovery of VMware virtual machines and physical servers by directly replicating to Managed Disks. Beginning in March 2019 and moving forward, all new protections have this capability available on the Azure portal. In ... continue reading
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is released! Here is a quick overview

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is released! Here is a quick overview

First published on TECHNET on Jul 31, 2018 System Center 1807 announcement is available here . What’s new in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is available here . How to Upgrade to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is ... continue reading
Faster VMware Backups with SC 1801 DPM

Faster VMware Backups with SC 1801 DPM

First published on TECHNET on Feb 27, 2018 Given the diversity of your workloads running in on-prem data centres and in the Azure public cloud, Azure Backup gives you an array of options to meet your data protection needs. With ... continue reading
Update and Recommendation feature supports Management Packs from SCOM Management Pack partners!

Update and Recommendation feature supports Management Packs from SCOM Management Pack partners!

First published on TECHNET on Feb 06, 2018 Update and Recommendation feature was introduced in SCOM 2016 for Microsoft owned Management Packs . This feature was introduced to alleviate the challenges involved in discovering the appropriate Management Packs for various ... continue reading
Support Tip: DPM recovery point or consistency check for a protected VMware VM fails with FileFaultFault error

Support Tip: DPM recovery point or consistency check for a protected VMware VM fails with FileFaultFault error

First published on TECHNET on Jan 16, 2017 ~ Maanas Saran | Program Manager | Microsoft When DPM attempts to make a recovery point or run a consistency check for a protected VMware virtual machine (VM), the job can fail ... continue reading
Azure Backup and VMware VMs: Backup, Restore, Repeat!

Azure Backup and VMware VMs: Backup, Restore, Repeat!

With two cities now completed, Microsoft Ignite the Tour is well underway and the "Ask the Experts" area has provided a plethora of questions for our team to research and answer. In São Paulo, our team received a lot of ... continue reading
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Apply the latest Azure Site Recovery capabilities with automatic agent update

One of the biggest hassles faced by administrators while using services provided by cloud providers is the need to catch up with the latest release and stay up-to-date. This involves downloading the latest software and performing frequent upgrades. In an ... continue reading

Run PowerShell code in Puppet

Summary: Hi everyone, Dan Franciscus here. I’m a systems engineer and freelance technical writer based out of New Jersey. My expertise is in Windows Server, PowerShell, VMware, and Puppet. Puppet is an infrastructure platform that helps automate your environment. While ... continue reading