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Windows Server vNext Soft Restart - A way to speed up reboots? Not in Technical Preview 9841

As you all probably know I’m also playing around with and testing Windows Server vNext Tech Preview and one of the nice new features in there I have my eye on is Soft Restart. 368 more words

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Windows Server Technical Preview delivers integration services updates through Windows Update

Benefits of delivering updates to the integration services via Windows Updates

In Windows Server  vNext aka the Technical Preview the integration services are being delivered through Windows Update (and as such the well know tools such a s WSUS, …). 442 more words

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Hyper-V Technical Preview Live Migration & Changing Static Memory Size

I have played with  Hot Add & Remove Static Memory in a Hyper-V vNext Virtual Machine before and I love it. As I’m currently testing (actually sometimes abusing) the Technical Preview a bit to see what breaks I’m sometimes testing silly things. 170 more words

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Hardware maintenance, the unsung hero of IT or “what hero culture?”

How does one keep an IT Infrastructure in top form? With care, knowledge, dedication and maintenance. For some this still comes as a surprise. To many the job is done when a product or software is acquired, sold or delivered. 731 more words

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Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 7: The Year 2014 in Review

In the seventh edition of the Hyper-V Amigos Carsten Rachfahl and I looked back at 2014, talk  a bit about our future plans and basically have some fun… 25 more words

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DELL PowerEdge R730 Improves Boot Times

The DELL generation 13 servers are blazingly fast and capable servers. That’s has been well documented by now and more and more people are experiencing it themselves. 226 more words

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SMB Direct With RoCE in a Mixed Switches Environment

I’ve been setting up a number of Hyper-V clusters with  Mellanox ConnectX3 Pro dual port 10Gbps Ethernet cards. These Mellanox cards provide a nice amount of queues (128) for DVMQ and also give us RDMA/SMB Direct capabilities for CSV & live migration traffic. 723 more words

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