Working Hard In IT https://blog.workinghardinit.work My view on IT from the trenches Mon, 25 May 2015 08:25:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hyper-V and Disk Fragmentation https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/25/hyper-v-and-disk-fragmentation/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/25/hyper-v-and-disk-fragmentation/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 08:25:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=7556 There are 3 type of disk fragmentation you might need to deal with in regards to Hyper-V: Fragmentation of the file system on the host LUN where the VMs reside. Fragmentation of files system on the LUNs inside of the … Continue reading

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Remote Access to the KEMP R320 LoadMaster (DELL) via DRAC Adds Value https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/20/i-like-remote-access-to-the-kemp-r320-loadmaster-dell-via-drac/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/20/i-like-remote-access-to-the-kemp-r320-loadmaster-dell-via-drac/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 14:30:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=7508 If you have a virtual Loadmaster you gain a capability you do not have with an appliance: console access. You can have lost all network connectivity to the Loadmaster but you can still gain access over the Hyper-V console connection … Continue reading

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Hyper-V Amigo Chat Ignite 2015 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/15/hyper-v-amigo-chat-ignite-2015/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/15/hyper-v-amigo-chat-ignite-2015/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 14:43:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=7948 Many MVP’s attended Microsoft Ignite 2015 in Chicago to see what our future will look like. Carsten published the “Hyper-V Amigo Chat” we did right after Ignite. The conference was a blast for us all. Tired but happy we chat … Continue reading

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Updating Hyper-V Integration Services: An error has occurred: One of the update processes returned error code 1603 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/13/updating-hyper-v-integration-services-an-error-has-occurred-one-of-the-update-processes-returned-error-code-1603/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/13/updating-hyper-v-integration-services-an-error-has-occurred-one-of-the-update-processes-returned-error-code-1603/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 19:30:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=7298 So you migrate over 200 VMs from a previous version of Hyper-V to Windows Server 2012 R2 fully patched and life looks great, full of possibilities etc. However one thing get’s back to your e-mail inbox consistently: a couple of … Continue reading

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Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 9 – RDMA, RoCE, PFC and ETS https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/08/hyper-v-amigos-showcast-episode-9-rdma-roce-pfc-and-ets/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/08/hyper-v-amigos-showcast-episode-9-rdma-roce-pfc-and-ets/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 14:19:01 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=7941 Just before Carsten Rachfahl and I left for Microsoft Ignite we recorded episode 9 of the Hyper-V Amigo Showcast. In this episode we’ll discuss SMB Direct over RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) which requires lossless Ethernet. Data Center Bridging is … Continue reading

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For Whom The Bell Tolls At Microsoft Ignite 2015 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/07/for-whom-the-bell-tolls-at-microsoft-ignite-2015/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/07/for-whom-the-bell-tolls-at-microsoft-ignite-2015/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 14:08:16 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=7926 Microsoft sure knows how to keep the pressure on the storage industry. Both the traditional and the hyper converged crowd now have heard the gloomy tolling of that big doomsday bell once again. The offerings for 3rd party storage in … Continue reading

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REFS Is Going Places At Microsoft Ignite 2015 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/07/refs-is-going-places-at-microsoft-ignite-2015/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/07/refs-is-going-places-at-microsoft-ignite-2015/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 14:01:25 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=7922 I just loved the strengths of ReFS when I started looking into them when it was first announced. However it has been a bit quiet around ReFS due to some limitations or support issues. But we’re seeing progress again and … Continue reading

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Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure IAAS went in to Beta https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/05/veeam-fastscp-for-microsoft-azure-iaas-went-in-to-beta/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/05/05/veeam-fastscp-for-microsoft-azure-iaas-went-in-to-beta/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 14:10:16 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=7911 VEEAM is also keeping us on our toes here at Ignite in Chicago. They just publicly announced the beta of a new free tool that looks extremely handy, VEEAM FastSCP. It’s a tool that enables you to copy files in … Continue reading

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