Nirmal Sharma

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 nirmal_sharma@mvps.org.

11 February 2014
11 February 2014

How Scalable is Windows Server 2012 Compared to Windows Server 2008 R2?

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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
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04 February 2014
04 February 2014

Hosting SQL Server in Hyper-V Replica Environment

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
12 September 2013
12 September 2013

A Practical Guide to Microsoft Hyper-V Replica: Part II

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. … Read more
22 August 2013
22 August 2013

Querying Any Registry Information on Remote Computers via Script

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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
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12 March 2013
12 March 2013

Let Active Directory Manage It Please

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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
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22 October 2009
22 October 2009

Increasing the Availability of Virtualised Applications and Services

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