Tag Archives: Windows Server 2012

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 upload a custom image to Azure

If you developed your standard Windows or Linux operating system image for installation on on-premises computers, you might want to use the same image to deploy Azure virtual machines. This…

Azure Site Recovery

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is by far one of the Azure features that I always like to play with. The improvement along the time is above extraordinaire! When I’m talking…

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…

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…

Managing a Hyper-V Server Core installation using sconfig

With all the benefits that Server Core bring such as performance, security and so on. But without the GUI, it’s not easy to do the daily management and maintenance of…

Resolving the error message: Virtual Machine cannot be transferred. Volume C: on server is unaivalable for placement

If you are running System Center 2012 SP1 which is my case and you try to create your Virtual Machine you may have this issue when trying to do the…