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Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) vs. Data Protection Manager (DPM) for 4Sysops

Recently Microsoft really upped their game in cloud backup with the new MABS server. Previously, you could only backup volumes to Azure, no application backup, no VM awareness etc. 69 more words


Oracle Unbreakable Linux installation fails on Hyper-V Generation 2 Virtual Machine

Have you been attempting (and failing) to install Oracle Unbreakable Linux as a Virtual Machine under Hyper-V and cannot figure out what is wrong?

If you are receiving the following message: 286 more words

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System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 3 for 4 Sysops – part 2

In this second part we look at Virtual Machine Manager’s support for the new Shielded VM functionality in Hyper-V 2016, along with the Host Guardian Service attestation service. 14 more words


System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Technical Preview 3 for 4 Sysops – part 1

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Now that we’ve finally reached Technical Preview 3 in System Center, there’s enough new features there to see what’s coming next year. 39 more words


Changing the boot order of generation 2 Virtual Machines in Systems Center VMM and Hyper-V

On Windows 2012 R2 hosts, Hyper-V introduced the concept of generation 2 Virtual Machines, which provide various benefits and a set of restrictions to those VMs configured in this way. 673 more words

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PowerShell Deployment Toolkit with a GUI for 4Sysops

A long time ago I reviewed a tool called PDT, PowerShell Deployment Toolkit for 4Sysops, (it’s a funny name since it doesn’t actually deploy PowerShell, it deploys System Center 2012 / 2012 R2). 30 more words