Working Hard In IT https://blog.workinghardinit.work My view on IT from the trenches Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:24:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 86567188 DELL Compellent Storage Center 7.1 Certified for Windows Server 2016 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/09/15/dell-compellent-storage-center-7-1-certified-for-windows-server-2016/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/09/15/dell-compellent-storage-center-7-1-certified-for-windows-server-2016/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:24:42 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=10094 When it comes to selecting storage, especially when it comes to a “traditional” SAN, you all know that price performance wise I’ve been using the DELL Compellent series with great success for many years now. It’s a very capable solution … Continue reading

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Disk2VHD on a Generation 2 VM results in an unbootable VHDX https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/09/08/disk2vhd-on-a-generation-2-vm-results-in-an-unbootable-vhdx/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/09/08/disk2vhd-on-a-generation-2-vm-results-in-an-unbootable-vhdx/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 06:54:36 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=10069 Most people who have been in IT for a while will know the Windows  Sysinternals tools and most certainly the small but brilliant Disk2VHD tool we can use for Physical To Virtual (P2V) and Virtual to Virtual (V2V) conversions. It’s … Continue reading

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Veeam Leads the way by leveraging ReFS v3 capabilities https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/08/25/veeam-leads-the-way-by-leveraging-refs-v3-capabilities/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/08/25/veeam-leads-the-way-by-leveraging-refs-v3-capabilities/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:05:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=10051 Introduction You might have noticed that I’m pretty impressed by what Microsoft is doing with ReFS v3 in Windows Server 2016. You can read some of my musing on it in ReFS vNext Block Cloning and ODX and take a … Continue reading

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Fix virtual disk resizing issues with Gparted https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/08/16/fix-virtual-disk-resizing-issues-with-gparted/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/08/16/fix-virtual-disk-resizing-issues-with-gparted/#respond Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:15:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9995 Introduction I’ve discussed resizing virtual hard disks in Windows Hyper-V before. In Windows Server 212 R2 and the VHDX format even allows us to extend and shrink the virtual disks on line. For this they need to be attached to … Continue reading

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You cannot shrink a VHDX file because you cannot shrink the volume on the virtual disk https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/08/09/you-cannot-shrink-a-vhdx-file-because-you-cannot-shrink-the-volume-on-the-virtual-disk/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/08/09/you-cannot-shrink-a-vhdx-file-because-you-cannot-shrink-the-volume-on-the-virtual-disk/#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2016 07:53:57 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9960 Introduction I have discussed the capability of resizing a VHDX on line in this blog post Online Resizing Of Hyper-V Virtual Disks Is Possible in Windows 2012 R2. It’s a good resource to learn how to successfully do so. Despite … Continue reading

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A First look at Cloud Witness https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/08/03/a-first-look-at-cloud-witness/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/08/03/a-first-look-at-cloud-witness/#respond Wed, 03 Aug 2016 12:22:20 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9916 Introduction In Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Clustering we have 2 types of witness: Disk witness: a shared disk that can be seen by all cluster nodes File Share Witness (FSW): An SMB 3 file share that is accessible by … Continue reading

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July 2016 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/07/26/july-2016-update-rollup-for-windows-rt-8-1-windows-8-1-and-windows-server-2012-r2/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/07/26/july-2016-update-rollup-for-windows-rt-8-1-windows-8-1-and-windows-server-2012-r2/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:01:19 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9874 Microsoft recently released another update rollup (aka cumulative update). The July 2016 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. This rollup includes improvements and fixes but more importantly it also contains ‘improvements’ from June … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016 Active Memory Dump https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/07/26/windows-server-2016-active-memory-dump/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/07/26/windows-server-2016-active-memory-dump/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:40:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9864 Introduction In Windows Server 2016 we have a new option when it comes to creating memory dumps when a system failure occurs. The new option – “Active Memory Dump” – to configure a memory dump is not strictly related to … Continue reading

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