Working Hard In IT https://blog.workinghardinit.work My view on IT from the trenches Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:01:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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/#respond 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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NVMe Storage for Backup Targets https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/07/19/nvme-storage-for-backup-targets/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/07/19/nvme-storage-for-backup-targets/#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9844 Introduction I’ve used NVMe disks on a modest scale already for code build servers, SQL Server deployments (physical or virtual) and basically for any workload where the benefits of better storage performance outweigh the loss of high availability (clustering, live … Continue reading

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The Hyper-V Processor Relative Weight https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/07/12/the-hyper-v-processor-relative-weight/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/07/12/the-hyper-v-processor-relative-weight/#respond Tue, 12 Jul 2016 07:17:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9762 Introduction Hyper-V offers 3 ways of managing or tweaking the CPU scheduler to provide the best possible configuration for certain scenarios and use cases. The defaults normally work fine but of certain conditions you might want to tweak them for … Continue reading

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The Hyper-V Processor Virtual Machine Limit https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/07/05/the-hyper-v-processor-virtual-machine-limit/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/07/05/the-hyper-v-processor-virtual-machine-limit/#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:15:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9759 Introduction Hyper-V offers 3 ways of managing or tweaking the CPU scheduler to provide the best possible configuration for certain scenarios and use cases. The defaults normally work fine but of certain conditions you might want to tweak them for … Continue reading

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Discrete Device Assignment with Storage Controllers https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/06/28/discrete-device-assignment-with-storage-controllers/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/06/28/discrete-device-assignment-with-storage-controllers/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:12:09 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9795 Discrete Device Assignment with Storage Controllers is the second type of DDA we’ll look at. I have written before on Discrete Device Assignment in Windows 2016. A the time of writing officially the 2 supported use cases are GPU and … Continue reading

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The Hyper-V Processor Virtual Machine Reserve https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/06/21/the-hyper-v-processor-virtual-machine-reserve/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/06/21/the-hyper-v-processor-virtual-machine-reserve/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:11:59 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9769 Introduction Hyper-V offers 3 ways of managing or tweaking the CPU scheduler to provide the best possible configuration for certain scenarios and use cases. The defaults normally work fine but of certain conditions you might want to tweak them for … Continue reading

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Live Export a Running Virtual Machine or a Checkpoint https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/06/16/live-export-a-running-virtual-machine-or-a-checkpoint/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/06/16/live-export-a-running-virtual-machine-or-a-checkpoint/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:34:17 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=9743 A remarkably little known feature in Windows Sever 2012 R2 (and Windows 8.1)  is the ability to export one or multiple running virtual machines. You just select right click in the Hyper-V manager and select Export from the context menu … Continue reading

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