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Discrete Device Assignment -- GPUs

Discrete Device Assignment — GPUs

First published on TECHNET on Nov 23, 2015 This is the third post in a four part series. My previous two blog posts talked about Discrete Device Assignment ( link ) and the machines and devices necessary ( link ) ... continue reading
Hyper-V Replica & Proxy Servers on primary site

Hyper-V Replica & Proxy Servers on primary site

First published on TECHNET on Feb 08, 2014 I was tinkering around with my lab setup which consists of a domain, proxy server, primary and replica servers. There are some gotchas when it comes to Hyper-V Replica and proxy servers ... continue reading
Hyper-V Replica trouble-shooting wiki

Hyper-V Replica trouble-shooting wiki

First published on TECHNET on May 13, 2014 We are happy to announce the availability of Hyper-V Replica trouble-shooting Wiki here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/21948.hyper-v-replica-troubleshooting-guide.aspx This guide contains links and resources to trouble-shoot some common Hyper-V Replica failure scenarios. We will be updating ... continue reading

Troubleshooting Hangs Using Live Dump

First published on MSDN on Mar 02, 2016 In this blog post https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/clustering/2014/12/08/troubleshooting-cluster-shared-volume-auto-pauses-event-5120/ we discussed what a Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) event ID 5120 means, and how to troubleshoot it. In particular, we discussed the reason for auto-pause due to ... continue reading
Workflow Failure Queries

Workflow Failure Queries

First published on TECHNET on Jul 29, 2011I regularly see customers getting a lot of alerts indicating that workflows have failed to run a script of WMI query…the alert name is usually one of the following:Workflow Runtime: Failed to run ... continue reading
Monitoring a service for State and StartMode

Monitoring a service for State and StartMode

First published on TECHNET on Aug 09, 2008 I recently had a customer that wants to get an alert when a specific service is not Disabled and/or not Stopped. I used the following steps to accomplish this using a "Timed ... continue reading
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System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed

First published on TECHNET on Dec 21, 2018 When Windows update ‘KB4467684‘, ‘KB4478877‘, ‘KB4471321‘ or ‘KB4483229’ is installed on a VMM managed Windows Server 2016 host, VMM is not able to enumerate or manage the Logical Switch deployed on the ... continue reading

Inbox MP hotfix for WMI health monitor

First published on TECHNET on Aug 30, 2017 In SCOM 2016, when the support for Nano was introduced, a regression caused issue in functioning of the WMI health monitor. This issue was hit only when WinRM was configured to use ... continue reading
Recommendations for deploying the latest Attack surface reduction rules for maximum impact

Recommendations for deploying the latest Attack surface reduction rules for maximum impact

The keystone to good security hygiene is limiting your attack surface. Attack surface reduction is a technique to remove or constrain exploitable behaviors in your systems. In this blog, we discuss the two attack surface reduction rules introduced in the ... continue reading
LogicalStandard Switch Deployment Failures in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (UR 6)

LogicalStandard Switch Deployment Failures in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (UR 6)

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