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29
Nov

I CNAME What You Did There

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Hi all!  I have a tendency to blog about what I’ve been seeing in the field lately and for some reason SQL Always On Availability Group Installs have been coming our way. One thing I always recommend when putting a new cluster in place is adding a CNAME in front of your listener string.  In […]

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04
Oct

The Case of the Crashing Hyper-V Nodes

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Hi again all!  In this post I’ll be discussing a recent case we worked on with a customer.  They were experiencing stability issues on a newly upgraded 5 node 2016 cluster.  The nodes in the cluster would blue screen at random causing VM’s to cold boot on other nodes.   This was also the first […]

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16
Mar

Creating a RAMDisk in Server 2016 for IO Benchmarking

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Hi Again everyone!  This post I’ll be showing some PowerShell commands for creating a RAMDisk.  Recently I was engaged at a client site where we were baking off Hyper-V vs VMware.  The Host and Network Stacks consisted of the same fabric but the storage back end were placed on different block level arrays with different […]

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01
Feb

Server 2016 In Place Upgrade

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Hi again everyone!  This post I’m going to comment on few recent times I’ve relied on the in place upgrade feature of Server 2016 from Server 2012 R2.  The wizard specifically calls out the fact that fresh installs are the preferred method of deployment and I also agree with doing a nice clean install whenever […]

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28
Dec

Blog The Case of NIC Teaming VS Sysprep

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Hello again all and I hope everyone had a great set of Holidays!  Today I’ll be blogging about an incident I ran across with sysprep on a bare metal host.  We were attempting to deploy out a new 4 Node Hyper-V 2012 cluster.  Our long term goal was to eventually take advantage of Bare Metal […]

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17
Nov

VLAN Tagging in VMM Made Easy

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Hi again all!  In this blog post I wanted to cover VLAN tagging inside of Virtual Machine Manager.  Specifically touching on how to bypass a one to one relationship for a VLAN to a VMNetwork.  This relationship is really useful when you are delegating control of these networks to a tenant admin but if you […]

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05
Oct

Server 2016 Container Basics

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Hi again all! With the recent announcement of Server 2016 going GA I decided it was finally time for me to start to understand containers.  The first thing I wanted to accomplish was to have a high level understanding of what a container was and why you would use them.  Below are a few very […]

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17
Aug

The Case of the Pausing Hyper-V Cluster Nodes

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Hi all, For my first blog post over here at Model I figured I’d pass on an interesting issue I ran across a few weeks ago.  I was investigating what was presented as an unhealthy 4 node Hyper-V cluster.  The symptoms were that 2 of the nodes would randomly go into a paused state.  If […]

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