Virtualization


Dealing with Broken Dependencies in SCVMM

Brien shows you how to resolve some broken, template-related dependencies in Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

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Nerdio Explains Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop Service

The Microsoft partner's CEO talks about the technology, cost factors and requirements for using Microsoft's new virtual desktop infrastructure service.

Using Hyper-V's Storage Resource Pools with Stretched Clusters

The trickiest thing about making a stretched cluster work with Hyper-V is getting the underlying storage to work properly.

Azure Stack HCI Product Unveiled for Hybrid Workloads

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new product in its Azure Stack line that adds hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) capabilities to its "Azure in a box" solution.

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The Case of the Spontaneous Hyper-V Modifications

When mysterious changes to the Hyper-V virtual switch caused all of his virtual machines to lose connectivity, Brien was left puzzling over the source of the problem and the workaround.

Windows Virtual Desktop Preview Now Available

Microsoft on Thursday announced that its Windows Virtual Desktop service is now available as a public preview.

Should Hyper-V VMs Be Configured To Use a Pagefile?

In the early days of Windows, the pagefile helped make up for shortages in physical memory. But should you be using a pagefile on a virtual machine?

Vendors Issue Patches for Linux Container Runtime Flaw Enabling Host Attacks

This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) described a high-risk security vulnerability (CVE-2019-5736) for organizations using containers that could lead to compromised host systems.

System Center VMM Library Availability for Unmanaged Hosts

You know that SCVMM libraries can store ISO files, virtual hard disks and various types of templates in a single location for use on all of your managed hosts. But what about unmanaged hosts?

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Hyper-V for Newbies: 4 Things To Know Before Getting Started

If you're new to Hyper-V, here are some pointers that can save you a lot of grief.

Upgrading to System Center Virtual Machine Manager Version 1807, Part 2

Now that you've cleared all the system requirements, the next step is to install SCVMM version 1801 and then update from there. Brien shows you how.

Upgrading to System Center Virtual Machine Manager Version 1807, Part 1

Brien walks you through the migration process so you can start benefiting from the newest SCVMM features. The first step: Get your system in line with the latest version's prerequisites. And there are plenty.

Getting a Handle on Hyper-V Virtual NICs

Hyper-V usually makes it easy to configure virtual network adapters within VMs. That is, until you need to create a VM containing multiple virtual NICs.

Microsoft Highlights Emerging Kubernetes Scalability and Governance Efforts

Microsoft this week highlighted some emerging efforts to improve both the scalability and governance of the open source Kubernetes container orchestration service.

Upgrades Recommended To Address Critical Kubernetes Flaws

Kubernetes deployments have "Critical" flaws that could permit information disclosures, according to a Kubernetes announcement.

Microsoft, Docker Launch Cloud Native Application Bundles for Managing Distributed Apps

Microsoft and Docker on Tuesday announced a new specification and a new tool for organizations and developers managing distributed applications.

Working with Hyper-V Virtual Disks in PowerShell

A common way to attach a virtual hard disk to a virtual machine is via the Hyper-V Manager. But, as Brien shows, you can use PowerShell instead.

How To Fix Hyper-V Clock Skew Issues

A few minutes of clock skew might seem like a non-issue, but don't be fooled. There are multiple scenarios where having differing clocks could wreak minor havoc. Here's how to address the problem.

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Installing the Hyper-V Module for PowerShell

If you're getting error messages while trying to manage a remote Hyper-V host from a Windows 10 desktop, here's one possible reason -- and a solution.

Can Group Policy Settings Be Applied to Hyper-V VMs?

As Brien shows, here's where WMI filtering comes in handy.

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