Working Hard In IT https://blog.workinghardinit.work My view on IT from the trenches Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:52:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Shared VHDX In Windows 2016: VHDS and the backing storage file https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/02/09/shared-vhdx-windows-2016-vhds-backing-storage-file/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/02/09/shared-vhdx-windows-2016-vhds-backing-storage-file/#respond Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:07:32 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9161 Introduction into the VHD Set I have talked about the VHD Set with a VHDS file and a AVHDX backing storage file in Windows Server 2016 in a previous blog post A first look at shared virtual disks in Windows … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Troubleshooting Microsoft Hyper-V – 4 Tales from the Trenches https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/02/03/webinar-troubleshooting-microsoft-hyper-v-4-tales-from-the-trenches/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/02/03/webinar-troubleshooting-microsoft-hyper-v-4-tales-from-the-trenches/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:12:50 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9270 I’ve teamed up with Altaro as a guest in one of their Hyper-V webinars to discuss trouble shooting Microsoft Hyper-V. I’ll be joining my fellow Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management  Andy Syrewicze for this in a virtual cross Atlantic team … Continue reading

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Confusing Mellanox Windows PerfMon Counters https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/02/03/confusing-mellanox-windows-perfmon-counters/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/02/03/confusing-mellanox-windows-perfmon-counters/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:15:45 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8992 Introduction So you start out doing SMB Direct. Maybe you’re doing RoCE, if so there’s a good chance you’ll be using the excellent Mellanox cards. You studied hard, read a lot and put some real effort into setting it up. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Policy Changes https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/02/01/microsoft-enterprise-agreement-policy-changes/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/02/01/microsoft-enterprise-agreement-policy-changes/#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:45:39 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9266 As an existing Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customer you should have already been made aware of the policy changes coming to this type of agreement by Microsoft.     If you haven’t here’s the public blog post where they made it … Continue reading

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Stand-alone console in Veeam Backup and Replication v9 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/02/01/stand-alone-console-in-veeam-backup-and-replication-v9/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/02/01/stand-alone-console-in-veeam-backup-and-replication-v9/#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:41:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9140 Stand-alone console in Veeam Backup and Replication v9 One of the smallish, but significant improvements to Veeam Backup and Replication in version v9 is the introduction of the stand-alone console. That means the GUI is no longer tied to the … Continue reading

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Maximum bandwidth in Hyper-V storage QoS policies https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/01/27/maximum-bandwidth-in-hyper-v-storage-qos-policies/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/01/27/maximum-bandwidth-in-hyper-v-storage-qos-policies/#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:00:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9088 Introduction In a previous blog post Hyper-V Storage QoS in Windows Server 2016 Works on SOFS and on LUNs/CSV I have discussed Storage QoS Policies in Windows Server 2016. I have also demonstrated this in a lab setup at VEEAMON … Continue reading

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Load balancing UDP for a RD Gateway farm with a KEMP Loadmaster https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/01/18/load-balancing-udp-for-a-rd-gateway-farm-with-a-kemp-loadmaster/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/01/18/load-balancing-udp-for-a-rd-gateway-farm-with-a-kemp-loadmaster/#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2016 05:59:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=7406 When implementing load balancing for RD Gateway we must take care not to forget load balancing the UDP traffic. Now your RDP Connection will still work over HTTPS alone if you forget this, but you’ll miss out on the benefits. … Continue reading

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Between Windows Server 2016 TPv3 and TPv4 we moved from ReFS version 2.0 to 3.0 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/01/13/windows-server-2016-tpv3-tpv4-moved-refs-version-2-0-3-0/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/01/13/windows-server-2016-tpv3-tpv4-moved-refs-version-2-0-3-0/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:01:14 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9005 Introduction The fact that between Windows Server 2016 TPv3 and TPv4 we moved from ReFS version 2.0 to 3.0 is something I stumbled upon by accident. In  Windows Server 2016 we’re getting a new and improved version of ReFS. ReFS, … Continue reading

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