When Windows Server 2016 was released last year, one of the features that I myself, and much of the community were excited about was the new installation option called Nano Server. The way I’ve always described Nano Server is that it’s like Windows Server Core, but on steroids. It is a completely gutted, only-what-you-need installation option, and it’s an installation option that really talked to my Linux and open-source roots. I loved the idea of having only what was absolutely necessary installed on a server, not just because of the attack surface reduction, but because of the reduction in software to maintain on the system as well. I remember running Gentoo Linux on some systems simply because it was a “compile from source” type of distribution and I loved the idea of again, only installing the needed bits, and with Nano Server I felt like we had arrived at… Read More»
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Having issues with virtual machines suffering hard shut downs during host shut down? Timeout periods could be causing the issue. This guide shows you how to solve that.
Read the post here: Extending Hyper-V’s Guest Grace Period on Host Shutdown
Backup Health Monitor is a new feature in Altaro VM Backup which ensures you always have healthy backups by proactively monitoring the health of your backup storage and repairing corrupt backups automatically.
Read the post here: Backup Health Monitor: A New Feature in Altaro VM Backup
This is how you get started with running OpenSuse Leap Linux distribution on Hyper-V, including basic configuration and tools used in the process.
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This tutorial shows you how to get the best Hyper-V performance out of your Dell PowerEdge T20 hardware through tweaking a number of configurations from network settings to storage performance.
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Looking to reclaim storage space on Linux? Eric explains a few methods for compacting your VHDXs for your next data cleanup.
Read the post here: How to Compact a VHDX with a Linux Filesystem
Learn how you can migrate from Hyper-V to VMware, what the differences are between hypervisors and get introduced to vSphere basics.
Read the post here: New Altaro webinar: How to Migrate to VMware for Hyper-V administrators
PowerShell Direct allows you to patch your Hyper-V VMs in two ways. Here’s exactly what you need to get the most out of automating this process.
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In this tutorial, Eric provides you with several options to transfer files from a Windows-hosted Hyper-V setup to a Linux Hyper-V Guest. A handy resource with shortcuts including PowerShell.
Read the post here: 4 Ways to Transfer Files to a Linux Hyper-V Guest
Ran into issues after you added or replaced a Hyper-V Cluster Node? Here’s a checklist of items to run through to find out what could be causing trouble.
Read the post here: Troubleshooting After a Hyper-V Cluster Node Replacement