Tag Archives: Windows Server 2012 R2

How to extend Azure Service Fabric to on-premise?

You can deploy a Service Fabric cluster on any physical or virtual machine running the Windows Server operating system, including ones residing in your on-premises datacenters. You use the standalone…

How to run Best Practices Analyzer in Windows Server 2012 R2

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to run the BPA (Best Practices Analyzer) on Windows Server 2012 R2. The Best Practices Analyzer concept has been out there…

How to prepare Windows Server 2012 R2 to support Exchange Server 2013 SP1

Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 is finally here and now we can start taking advantage of Windows Server 2012 R2 for either Operating System on Exchange Server and also…

Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

Free online event with live Q&A: http://aka.ms/virtDC Wednesday, February 19th from 9am – 5pm PST If you’re new to virtualization, or if you have some experience and want to see…

Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) errors on Hyper-V Cluster

In a failover cluster, virtual machines can use Cluster Shared Volumes that are on the same LUN (disk), while still being able to fail over (or move from node to…

Integration between Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Windows Server Gateway

One of features on Windows Server 2012 R2 that was improved since the last version is network virtualization. Virtual networks are created by using Hyper-V Network Virtualization, which is a…

MPIO on Hyper-V Server

On the previous version of Windows Server (prior Windows Server 2012) you have to download and install MultiPath I/O (MPIO). Since Windows Server 2012 MPIO is a feature that you…

Restoring Hyper-V and Virtual Machines using Windows Server Backup

Cluster, Hyper-V Replica, Storage Migration, and other features makes for a higher availability for Hyper-V virtual machines, but it is impossible to provide 100 percent assurance in any system. When…

Backing up Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup

Previous versions of Hyper-V (like 2008, 2008 R2 and 2008 R2 SP1) had complications and incompatibilities with the built-in backup tool, forcing the administrators to acquire other solutions for backing…

Enabling and disabling the graphical interface in Hyper-V Server Core

Server Core has many installation benefits, but there are a few situations where the GUI is better and provides more options; for example, when we need to troubleshoot a problem…