(Hopefully) Useful Information on Microsoft System Center, Hyper-V and Cloud

System Center Universe 2016 – Europe

Berlin

This post I have written while sitting in Berlin Tegel airport waiting for my flight home after another great System Center Universe conference.   It was another three days of great informative technical sessions, all presented by experts who didn’t just know the subject matter in theory, they all have masses of real world experience.   Whether you are moving to the cloud, or still on-premises, or somewhere in between, there were sessions.. Read More

Hyper-V Cluster Performance – Global Update Manager (GUM)

Problem & Solution

  Global Update Manager is a feature that was introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2 for fail-over clustering, which enables configuration of how the cluster database is updated.  The three configuration for a fail-over cluster are as follows:     By default, value 1 is automatically set for a Hyper-V fail-over cluster, which means that the cluster is operating in an asynchronous mode.  A write only needs to be committed to a.. Read More

SCU Europe – Day 2

Basel River

Day 2 at SCU Europe was another great day full of new information, entertaining sessions, geeky chats… and, Whiskey!! My choices for sessions were: Nano Server – the next generation of Cloud Server in your Datacentre (Thomas Maurer & Kristian Nese) Lessons Learned from Cloud Platform Projects with Windows Azure Pack (Michael Ruefli & Michel Luscher) Get your Hybrid Identity in 4 steps with Azure AD Connect (Ronny de Jong).. Read More

Hyper-V – Understanding Performance on Fixed and Dynamic Disks

Windows Server

Assessing virtual disk performance within a guest virtual machine hosted on Hyper-V can be a challenging exercise, as there are usually a number of items in the stack that could be causing issues.  Generally you will have your storage device, storage fabric, physical server hardware, and potential shared physical resources (such as a blade chassis).  Then there is the configuration of the presented storage within Hyper-V, and other software configuration,.. Read More