Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. He specializes in directory services, Microsoft Azure, Failover clusters, Hyper-V, and System Center products and has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions. Nirmal can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every new Hyper-V release provides new features or improvements over existing features. As part of the improvement, Microsoft also keeps scalability in mind. Scalability is required by large organizations to make sure the production load can be balanced by running multiple services on the servers. For example, you could run 512 virtual machines on a … Read more
If you want to learn how to optimize and troubleshoot Hyper-V, then this book, written by Microsoft people whose day job is to assist customers with precisely with these issues, is a safe bet. It is not, however, a book for anyone struggling to come to grips with the basics of Hyper-V… Read more
A Hyper-V replica will provide a rapid disaster-recovery by simply replicating to a standby site a VM running at the primary site. Is it, therefore, ideal for running SQL Server in high-availability? Well, it depends on the type of HA you require, and whether you need the features that aren't supported. Nirmal explains the details and shows how to set it up.… Read more
A Hyper-V replica installation provides rapid disaster-recovery by asynchronously replicating a VM running at a primary site to a replica site. Know how to prepare for something to go wrong at the Primary Server/Site? In this article Nirmal Sharma presents the Replication options for a Replica Virtual Machine with a focus on Hyper-V Failover.
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You can automate a number of manual tasks using scripts, a command line operation is always faster than a GUI operation. Windows Registry has functioned as a big repository for the Operating System to store its static and volatile information since Windows 3.1! Many Windows Applications rely on storing information in the Windows Registry and … Read more
A Hyper-V replica installation provides a great opportunity for providing rapid disaster-recovery by asynchronously replicating a VM running at a primary site to a replica site across LAN or WAN to maintain a hot standby VM. Nirmal explains more, and shows how to set it up.… Read more
Sometimes when you open an Active Directory tool, you might get hit with the “Active Directory Naming Information Could Not Be Located” error message. The error does not provide more information as to what “Naming Information” the tool is referring to. And also, there’s nothing in the event logs to let you know more about … Read more
Hyper-V has become far more sophisticated since the release V3 of Windows 2012, but it means that there are now a number of alternative ways of achieving migration and High-availability. The right method depends on your particular requirements, as Nirmal explains.… Read more
Time Synchronization for Virtual Domain Controllers running on either Hyper-V or VMware Virtualization Platforms should be managed by Active Directory. There are several reasons as to why we should let Active Directory manage Time Sync for Virtual Domain Controllers, but first we need to look at the applications running inside a Virtual Machine. An application … Read more
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook is a comprehensive resource for administrators and consultants looking for practical examples of Hyper-V technology. Beginners unfamiliar with Hyper-V and those who have worked with earlier versions can benefit from this book.… Read more
A configuration of Hyper-V networking across two or more Hyper-V Hosts is the most complex type. It needs to be configured according to the business rules and communication between Virtual Machines and the Hyper-V Parent Partition is best configured with VMBUS and VSP/VSC components. Nirmal explains how best to do it… Read more
Hyper-V Networking can be configured to meet a wide range of requirements, but it isn't always obvious which choices are appropriate when configuring the virtual network, and in particular the best ways to implement Virtual Network Switches.… Read more
In the first of a series of articles on Hyper-V Networking, Nirmal explains Hyper-V networking and VLAN tagging, and shows how to set up a Virtual Network switch. Once this is done, the Hyper-V Virtual Network Switches can be used to connect unlimited no. of Virtual Machines. … Read more
By using a virtualized clustering computing environment with failover, you can improve server availability without using as many physical computers. A group of independent computers can work together to increase the availability of virtualised applications and services. If one of the cluster nodes fails, another node takes over to provide the service without disrupting the service. Nirmal Sharma explains the failover process under Hyper-V and how to improve the performance of a failover.… Read more