17 octobre 2012

How to Get Unbelievable Deduplication Results with Windows Server 2012 and Veeam Backup & Replication!

Veeam builds innovative software that helps a business to realize the promises of virtualization. Veeam’s products support virtual machines (vm’s) running in multiple hypervisor environments including VMware and Hyper-V. The changes and improvements to Windows Server 2012, particularly as they relate to Hyper-V, and to storage, are incredibly exciting! Let me give you a great example! Veeam Backup & Replication Deduplication  In the virtual environment, just like the physical environment, backup is essential! Veeam... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2012

Windows Server 2012, File Servers and SMB 3.0 – Simpler and Easier by Design

 Introduction I have been presenting our solution in Windows Server 2012 for File Storage for Virtualization (Hyper-V over SMB) and Databases (SQL Server over SMB) for a while now. I always start the conversation talking about how simple and easy it is for an IT Administrator or an Application Developer to use SMB 3.0. However, I am frequently challenged to detail exactly what that means. After all, both “simple” and “easy” are fairly subjective concepts. In this blog post, I will enumerate some design decisions regarding the... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2012

How to Create a Deployment Share in MDT 2012

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012, known by the acronym MDT, is a solution accelerator from Microsoft. The solution accelerators are a collection of tools and utilities developed to make implementing Microsoft solutions something that is less of a burden for IT administrators and engineers. MDT is a free download from Microsoft. However, once it’s installed you'll still need to configure a few more items before you can start creating system images. This article describes how to create a new distribution share in MDT 2012. It also... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2012

Quelle configuration réseau avec Hyper-V notamment en cluster

C’est une question très fréquente, alors pour y répondre il faut prendre en compte la version de l’hyperviseur Windows Server 2008 ou Windows Server 2012 Pour Windows Server 2008 R2 cf http://blogs.technet.com/b/gavinmcshera/archive/2011/03/27/3416313.aspx Pour Windows Server 2012 on parle de Converged Fabric et donc on va pouvoir pleinement optimiser le nombre de cartes cf http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/05/06/converged-fabric-in-windows-server-2012-hyper-v-server-8-beta.aspx --> A voir sur le blog de Fabrice... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

GPO pour Windows 8 et Windows Server 2012

Microsoft tiens à jour un fichier Excel référençant tous les paramètres de stratégies de groupe disponibles en fonction des systèmes d’exploitation. La dernière version de ce tableau inclus donc Windows 8 et Windows Server 2012. Celui-ci est disponible à l’emplacement suivant : http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/F/B/8FBD2E85-8852-45EC-8465-92756EBD9365/WindowsServer2012andWindows8GroupPolicySettings.xlsx  --> La suite est à lire sur le blog... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

Microsoft Volume Activation Management Toolkit v3 (VAMT 3): Improvements and Installation

Microsoft’s free Volume Activation Management Toolkit (VAMT) helps administrators manage licensing on computers in their organization. Administrators can use the VAMT to update licenses and activate Office and Operating Systems on clients and servers. VAMT version 3 performs all of the operations that VAMT version 2 did while adding new features. Christian Mohn wrote about VAMT 2 and described its usage in his article, "License & Activation Management with Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)." If you haven’t used the VAMT... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

Top 10 Windows Server 2012 Features

Windows Server 2012 has been officially available since September 9th, 2012, and many IT professionals and system administrators are evaluating the software for deployment. While the jury may still be out on Windows 8 in the enterprise, Windows Server 2012 ships with dozens – if not hundreds -- of new features that admins should find useful. Microsoft has a free trial of Windows Server 2012 available for download, so I'd encourage every Windows Server admin to give it a spin. To narrow that list down a bit I’ve taken the liberty of... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012

The recent launch of Windows Server 2012 has brought many resources online ! To help you find the right content and resources, I’ve aggregated some of them in this post. I’ll also keep it up to date as the product will evolve over time (for example, including pointers to updates and new technical white papers).   Regarding Hyper-V here are few resources that I believe are useful : Hyper-V Server 2012 : A free operating system made just to run the virtualization stack. You can download it here :... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2012

Enable HYPER-V R3 Windows 2012 SErver on VMware Workstation/VMware ESXi

So the scenario is that I have an instance of Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server 8 Beta) running on VMware Workstation 8 on my laptop. Adding Hyper V role to the server Error : an hypervisor is already running Browse to your VM location and open the vmx file and append at the end the following two lines   1 hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE" 1 mce.enable = "TRUE" --> Please see the rest on the blog... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2012

Windows Server 2012 Virtualized Domain Controllers

Domain controllers are very different from non-domain controller computers on your network and that makes duplicating or cloning them somewhat problematic. Domain controllers present important security considerations and virtualizing DCs is something that must be done with care. Windows Server 2012 makes it much easier to deploy and manage secure virtualized domain controllers. In this article, we will discuss some of the issues involved. Issues and solutions One example of the issues you might encounter is when you have two domain... [Lire la suite]