Working Hard In IT https://blog.workinghardinit.work My view on IT from the trenches Wed, 04 May 2016 19:18:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Simplified SMB Multichannel and Multi-NIC Cluster Networks https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/05/04/simplified-smb-multichannel-and-multi-nic-cluster-networks/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/05/04/simplified-smb-multichannel-and-multi-nic-cluster-networks/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 07:10:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9646 Simplified SMB Multichannel and Multi-NIC Cluster Networks One of the seemingly small feature enhancements in Windows Server 2016 Failover clustering is simplified SMB multichannel and multi-NIC cluster networks. In Windows 2016 failover clustering now recognizes and uses multiple NICs on … Continue reading

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Get-VMHostSupportedVersion https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/05/02/get-vmhostsupportedversion/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/05/02/get-vmhostsupportedversion/#respond Mon, 02 May 2016 07:45:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9644 I wrote about this little Gem of a PowerShell Commandlet  Get-VMHostSupportedVersion before in here (there a bit more info on the impact of a VM configuration version in that blog). Now at TPv5 I took a new peak and what … Continue reading

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NUMA Spanning and Virtual NUMA in Hyper-V https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/28/numa-spanning-and-virtual-numa-in-hyper-v/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/28/numa-spanning-and-virtual-numa-in-hyper-v/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:21:33 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9638 When it comes to NUMA Spanning and Virtual NUMA in Hyper-V or anything NUMA related actually in Hyper-V virtualization this is one  subject that too many people don’t know enough about. If they know it they often could be helped … Continue reading

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Azure SQL Database now supports powerful geo-replication features for all service tiers https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/27/azure-sql-database-now-supports-powerful-geo-replication-features-for-all-service-tiers/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/27/azure-sql-database-now-supports-powerful-geo-replication-features-for-all-service-tiers/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:09:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9632 Business continuity has just gotten a new and improved way of providing consistent access to Azure SQL Server databases. Azure SQL Database now supports powerful geo-replication features for all service tiers. Read that again: for ALL service tiers! Now, anyone … Continue reading

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Client Access & Windows Server 2016 Site Aware Stretched Clusters https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/25/client-access-windows-server-2016-site-aware-stretched-clusters/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/25/client-access-windows-server-2016-site-aware-stretched-clusters/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:13:32 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9627 Introduction There’s more to business continuity than having multiple locations. When it comes to high availability, or perhaps more accurately disaster recovery and business continuity people tend to focus on the good news. Some managers don’t want to be bothered … Continue reading

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Issues to watch out for when configuring Discrete Device Assignment https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/20/issues-to-watch-out-for-when-configuring-discrete-device-assignment/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/20/issues-to-watch-out-for-when-configuring-discrete-device-assignment/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:24:03 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9591 When you’re discovering how to get discrete device assignment to work you have some potential bumps that might trip you up. So what are the issues to watch out for when configuring Discrete Device Assignment? We’ll share some here but … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-045 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/15/microsoft-security-bulletin-ms16-045/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/15/microsoft-security-bulletin-ms16-045/#respond Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:06:06 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9608 Just a quick post to make sure you all know there’s an important security update for Hyper-V in the April 2016 batch of updates. Please review Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3143118  and Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-045 – Important for details. … Continue reading

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Setting up Discrete Device Assignment with a GPU https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/11/discrete-device-assignment-in-windows-server-2016-hyper-v/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/04/11/discrete-device-assignment-in-windows-server-2016-hyper-v/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:00:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9558 Introduction Let’s take a look at setting up Discrete Device Assignment with a GPU. Windows Server 2016 introduces Discrete Device Assignment (DDA). This allows a PCI Express connected device, that supports this, to be connected directly through to a virtual … Continue reading

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