Archives / 2015 / October

What is Windows Nano Server

This week during VeeamON 2015 I had the opportunity to participate in a vBrownbag. During this vBrownbag I presented on What is Windows Nano Server. Checkout the recording below! For more information on Nano Server, checkout these resources: Microsoft Virtual Academy Getting Started with Nano Server »

VeeamOn 2015 – Veeam User Group Session 1: What a user group should be

VeeamOn 2015 kicked off yesterday with a “Pre-conference Education Day” of breakout sessions, Veeam partner sessions, and Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) training workshops. I was fortunate enough to attend the Veeam User Group session hosted by: Emcee – Sterling Wilson, Senior Engineer, Veeam Partner Channel – @Sterling_122 Panelist – Ari Saperstein, Senior Engineer ... »

Technical Deep Dive – What’s New in v9

One of the most impressive things about Veeam is they do not rest on their laurels.  They continue to advance their offerings and V9 is no exception. EMC VNX / VNXe snapshot integration and Veeam Explorer for snapshot integration Cloud Connect with Replication – support 600 service providers, SSL encryption and fully integrate   Primary storage integration Direct NFS access – Veea... »

I’m taking off my VMware goggles

In case you haven’t noticed, VMware is not the only game in town anymore in the hypervisor space. Take it from me, I was all VMware all the time, but I think it is time for me to take a step back and look at the competition. Microsoft and Hyper-V are making a push and it is now a viable solution with more enterprises running it in a production environment.  This led me to watch a Hyper-V cou... »

Nested Virtualization on Hyper-V is FINALLY Here!!

Earlier this Spring 2015, it was announced that the Hyper-V Role in Windows Server 2016 will support Nested Hyper-V instances. Woot woot, sounds of rejoice are echoing through the virtualized data center! One of the very few drawbacks of Microsoft Hyper-V was that you could not run a Hyper-V host as a Guest on a physical Hyper-V host. This is known as nested virtualization, and is a “feature... »

Configuring and Managing Hyper-V Live Migration with Powershell

Expected and unexpected downtime are necessary evils within the data center. Application upgrades, system patch windows and unexpected failures continue to challenge the IT Professional daily. What happens when the storage administrator updates the array the production VMs live on? Fortunately technologies built-in to Hyper-V help alleviate these problems. Both Live Migration and Live Storage Migr... »

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