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Monitoring Hyper-V Replica on a Failover Cluster

Recently we enabled Hyper-V Replica between two of our Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Clusters. In the first days I was checking the replication of theVMs manually using a PowerShell one-liner. Eventually I got tired of that, so I searched

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Posted in Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2012 R2

BSOD on Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and Quest Change Auditor

Recently one of our clustered Hyper-V Hosts (with Windows Server 2012 Datacenter installed) was throwing a BSOD in the moment we tried to delete an ISO file from a CSV Volume. After investigation with Microsoft Support, we found out that

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Posted in BSOD, Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2012

Cross-Version Live Migration

… finally an easy way to migrate Virtual Machines accross different versions of Windows Server Hyper-V. The first step towards this was done by Microsoft when giving us the possibility to do a Shared-Nothing Live Migration. Introducing Windows Server 2012

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Posted in Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

Enhanced VM Interaction in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

Think about the installation of a Virtual Machine in one of your Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 Hosts. The mouse is not being captured, you could only copy and paste text from the Host to the Virtual machine (via

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Posted in Server, Virtualization, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

Virtual Machine Generations in Windows Server 2012 R2

It’s been a while since my last blog post, sorry for that. Finally I am back 🙂 During the last weeks I read and learned a lot about Windows Server 2012 R2. One thing which was mentioned quite often was

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Windows 2012 – Missing MPIO Device Support

During the last weeks I installed four HP Blades with Windows Server 2012 for use in a Hyper-V Cluster. The disks subsystem being used is a HP EVA. After installing MPIO, I presented LUNs to the Blades. Unfortunately, on three

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Hyper-V Cluster Migration 2008 R2 to 2012

As Windows Server 2008 R2 was released, I migrated our Virtual Machines from an old Windows Server 2008 SP2 Cluster to the new one. That days, I copied each VM using System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Now, I want to

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Posted in Server, Storage, Virtualization, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012