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  • Blog Post: FREE online event: Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

    Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center Free online event with live Q&A: http://aka.ms/virtDC Wednesday, February 19th from 9am – 5pm PST What: Fast-paced live virtual session Cost: Free Audience: IT Pro Prerequisites: For IT pros new to virtualization or with some experience...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

    If you work with Hyper-V, you very well also use System Center to manage it. If you do not use System Center, you should download this free ebook and give it a review. We’re happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman...
  • Blog Post: Be Sure to Plan Carefully When Virtualizing Your Infrastructure

    There is a lot of excitement around Microsoft virtualization technologies these days and rightfully so.  One of the ‘hottest’ areas right now appears to be making virtual machines highly available using Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters so end users can take maximum advantage of Live Migration...
  • Blog Post: Adding a Pass-through Disk to a Highly Available Virtual Machine

    This blog discusses the proper way to make a configuration change to a highly available virtual machine in a Windows Server 2008 (RTM) Failover Cluster. I will demonstrate how to add a Pass-through disk to a highly available virtual machine by attaching it to a SCSI Controller. You can also use an IDE...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Live Migration – “The devil may be in the networking details.”

    Windows Server 2008 R2 has been publicly available now for only a short period of time, but we are already seeing a good adoption rate for the new Live Migration functionality as well as the new Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) feature. I personally have worked enough issues now where Live Migration is failing...
  • Blog Post: Top Issues for Microsoft Support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V (Q4)

    It is time for the final installment of a year-long segment on the top issues in Hyper-V.   It is appropriate since Windows Server 2008 R2 has finally released, and we can look forward to tracking\reporting any issues we may find in the new version of Hyper-V.   As always, the issues are categorized...
  • Blog Post: Better alternatives to manually merging snapshots in Windows Server 2008 R2

    There might be times on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host when the snapshots will not merge, the virtual machine disappears from the Hyper-V management console or the virtual machine goes into a Critical-Saved or Paused state for what seems to be no reason at all. This blog will discuss the ways in...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012R2 Available

    We have published the last release of the Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions with support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Please update your current HyperVMPE 2012 with this latest release from codeplex. Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012 R2 http://hypervmpe2012.codeplex.com/ ...
  • Blog Post: 10 commonly asked questions or issues seen during Hyper-V beta

    With the RTM release of Hyper-V just around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to re-visit some of the top things we have seen customers encounter when installing and configuring Hyper-V for the first time and give pointers to resources we have available to eliminate those when you start rolling...
  • Blog Post: Logon Failures Involving Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2012

    Welcome back to the CORE Team blog. The General Availability date for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 has come and gone, and we here on the CORE Team expect more of you will be diving in and taking part in all of the excitement around these new products. To make sure you have a great experience, we...
  • Blog Post: Sessions from MMS 2013 Now Available

    Greetings AskCore fans. I thought I would start creating a blog for a subset of the videos/sessions available at each of the conferences that Microsoft has throughout the year. These sessions will be available and will deal with topics that are discussed here on the AskCore Blog. There are numerous other...
  • Blog Post: Indiana Jones and the search for Hyper-V Information

    In the last episode, Indy was hanging precariously from a ........ No seriously..... a high-demand commodity right now is information about Microsoft's new virtualization technology - Hyper-V.  There is actually a good bit of information floating around cyberspace but, unfortunately, not all of...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2013 Hands On Labs Available

    A few months ago we held the annual 2013 Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. As in years past, the event sold out quickly and it was a very busy week. To everyone that attended, our sincere thanks. As a recap, the below blog gives you the list of available sessions online to view that deal with...
  • Blog Post: FREE: Online Microsoft Virtual Academy Virtualization Jump Start Classes

    The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next Jump Start courses! Introduction to Hyper-V Thursday, January 24th This one-day live event is designed for IT Pros experienced in virtualization (i.e., VMware) but in need of...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Client Tracing – Tracing the User Interface (“UI”)

    The purpose of this article is to explain a troubleshooting methodology with Hyper-V that goes a little deeper than the Event Logs.  I’m creating a simple problem, starting a Virtual Machine with a corrupt .vhd file, to show how to proceed. I’m simply starting my VM, z2008_VS1 from the Hyper-V Manager...
  • Blog Post: Looking for Windows Server 2012 Clustering and Hyper-V Hotfixes?

    In a previous blog , it was discussed on where you can get a list of the Failover Clustering and Hyper-V hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2. Looking for Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster and Hyper-V Hotfixes? http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2013/02/15/looking-for-windows-server-2008-r2...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2007 - Troubleshooting protection for Hyper-V

    This post is about Windows Server 2008 with the Hyper-V role installed, that are being protected by System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.  There may be one or many Virtual Machines on each Host/Parent Partition, and they may be running Windows 2003 and/or Windows 2008.  Supposing the...
  • Blog Post: Two new Hyper-V Books available from Microsoft Press

    Microsoft Press is releasing two new titles for IT pros who work with the Hyper-V virtualization platform: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145383068.do http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145382924.do These scenario-focused titles provide concise technical guidance and insights...
  • Blog Post: Working with multiple network adapters in a virtual machine

    Thanks for coming back to the CORE Team blog site. This blog will address working with multiple network adapters in a virtual machine. Many of you out there may not be interested in this because you work with virtual machines that only use a single network adapter. However, for those of us that frequently...
  • Blog Post: FREE: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Training

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy training portal offers quick and easy access to presentations, webcasts, whitepapers and other technical content about Microsoft’s Cloud technologies. It is public, free and you learn at your own pace while earning awards and recognitions, and connecting with over...
  • Blog Post: Logical Processor count changes after enabling Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2012

    Hello Everyone,  Today we are going to talk about Processor changes in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V servers. Hyper-V in Windows Server® 2012 supports significantly larger configurations of virtual and physical components than in previous releases of Hyper-V. This capacity enables virtualizing high...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade error when using Select/Action Pack media on a Hyper-V VM

    You may encounter the following dialog box with attempting to upgrade an existing Operating System The text of the dialog box reads: Upgrade has been disabled The upgrade cannot be started because you are running a 64-bit version of Windows and are trying to upgrade 32-bit version. Cancel this upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Just when you thought… (Part 2)

    In Part 1 , I covered configuring the Hyper-V Failover Cluster and the Scale-Out File Server solution. In Part two, I will cover: Creating the file shares in the Scale-Out File Server Creating a virtual machine to use the SMB3.0 shares in the Scale-Out File Server Verifying we can Live Migrate the virtual...
  • Blog Post: How to enable Windows Server Backup support for the Hyper-V VSS Writer

    Technorati Tags: Hyper-V , Windows Backup , Virtual Machine In order to enable VSS based backups of Hyper-V VMs using Windows Server Backup, you must add the following registry keys to register the Hyper-V VSS Writer with Windows Server Backup. Note that the WindowsServerBackup key is not created...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start Training Videos!

    Microsoft Learning hosted another new and exclusive Jump Start virtual training event – Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals .  We are thrilled to announce availability of the HD-quality video recordings – FREE – on TechNet Edge and soon coming to MS Showcase, the Zune Marketplace,...