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Changing Hyper-V Cluster Virtual IP Address (VIP) After Layer 3 Changes
We recently had a change take place in our engineering lab that included a large set of layer 3 changes (IP, VLANs , Subnets, etc.) that caused us some downtime. Although most of the issues are well documented, I found though that there was one that simply plagued me in finding the resolution. ...
16 Sep 2011
Using WinPE Creator to Create Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) of your physical server
In the past two posts , I’ve focused on the first two capabilities provided in the Configuration Manager Physical-to-Virtual Migration Toolkit . The primary scenario for this toolkit is to offer customers the ability to virtualize their physical servers when they don’t readily have System Center...
1 Sep 2011
Enabling Hyper-V Role Successfully via Operating System Deployment Task Sequence
During a ask-the-experts at Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2011 in Las Vegas, a customer asked a question of how to utilize Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1 to install Windows Server 2008/R2 and enable the Hyper-V role . The customer had tried several things but to no avail as...
1 May 2011
Soup to Nuts–Bare Metal Build-out of Cluster using EMC SAN, Brocade Fibre Switch, & Dell R610/R710’s
As is usual for many of my posts, I like to document things that become somewhat as a “reference” for me because I know I will forget it. The one side benefit to this is the fact that many of you might be looking for similar documentation. This is a win-win for us – so let’s do this together...
30 Apr 2011
VMM 2008 R2: Hyper-V Host is in Perpetual “Pending” State & VMM Service Crashes
Recently, I was doing some Hyper-V physical hosts moving and I found that one Hyper-V host getting managed by VMM got in a state whereby it found itself “sick.” I describe sick meaning that Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (VMM) could no longer manage the host (who was actually getting managed by...
11 Dec 2010
DPM 2010 Windows 2008 Backup Requirements - Checklist to get started right the first time!
For users who are new to DPM (like me a few months back), you will find yourself often repeating the same tasks over & over again as you add servers to your infrastructure. Because of this, I thought I would write up a quick “get started” guide to DPM that lets you get your pre-reqs (which...
11 May 2010
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