In Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, Hyper-V administrators can monitor the ‘health’ of the replicating VMs using the Replication Health attribute. This property allows administrators to answer common questions such as:
When did the primary and replica VMs last synchronize?
What is the average size of the replica file?
Were there any errors encountered during replication which requires your attention? etc.
The two-part FAQ post explains the concept of Replication Health and provides guidance on how to interpret the attribute values.
I just installed a clean and new W2K8 R2 server and one of the first errors i got after installing a couple (43) Windows patches was this one:
At first look, developing a GUI utility for configuration of Windows Server Core might sound quite absurd. Alas, the whole point of Server Core is a cut down version of Server OS without the overhead of GUI and having some GUI tool to help you configure it would be like walking backwards.
- You have some computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Server Core or Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Server Core.
- You have some other computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 and that have the Hyper-V role installed.
- You install the Failover Clustering feature on these computers.
- Continue reading “Validate OS Install Option test may identify Server 2K8 R2 Server Core installation type incorrectly in Win7 or Server 2K8 R2”
A couple of years ago Microsoft acquired a company called “String Bean Software” which was IMHO a simple but great iSCSI Target solution, and it it was incorporated into the StorageServer product.
Today Microsoft launched the iSCSI Software target 3.3 for public download. This is absolutely great, now we have the possibility to create (Hyper-V) clusters on shared storage!
It can be downloaded from the Microsoft download site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=45105d7f-8c6c-4666-a305-c8189062a0d0
Here is the overview of the diskspace requirements for the new service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Disk space requirements
This guide is for IT administrators who are deploying Windows Server® 2008 R2 or Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). This document includes technical information, procedures, and recommendations for installing SP1 in a business or corporate environment. Although this guide includes some basic operating system information, we assume that you already have a working knowledge of Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and update installations. Continue reading “Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1”