Hyper-V

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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09
Mar

Hyper-V: Delete Checkpoint Catastrophic Failure

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Hyper-V: Delete Checkpoint Catastrophic Failure Hi there, Do you have a VM with checkpoints or a checkpoint subtree that you want to delete but receive the following error? I have seen the Windows Backup tool create a new checkpoint upon every backup resulting in dozens of checkpoint in a long and nasty tree that simply […]

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