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Event in Stockholm – Second Wednesday (2W): Storage Spaces Direct and Hyper Converged Online and Free! April 12 – 2017

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on April 6, 2017

2W

(in Swedish, since the event is in Swedish)

Jag och Jörgen kör ett kvälls event på LabCenter den 12:e april, då bjuder vi på lite tilltugg och 3 timmar med Storage Spaces Direct och Hyper Converged. Vi har gjort en dröse sådana installationer och vill gärna dela med oss av dom roliga delarna såväl som dom tråkiga.

Det blir snabbt fullt på plats, men du kan ju alltid titta hemifrån

Anmäl dej här:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2w-building-hyper-converged-registrering-29012131065?ref=ecount

Läs här:

http://www.labcenter.se/On/LabCenter/Second_Wednesday

/mike

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Working in the Datacenter – SCOM 2016 MP’s for WS2016

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on March 14, 2017

So, here is the list of updated MP’s for Windows Server 2016, not all seems to be done but Kevin Holman has a nice list with URL’s for those that have been released so far.

Check this site for more info:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kevinholman/2016/12/19/where-are-the-server-2016-management-packs/

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/mike

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Nice to Know–It is possible to adjust when resynchronization is allowed to happen

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on February 8, 2017

So, Hyper-V replica is cool, but in Windows Server 2016 it became even cooler. It is now possible to configure the timeframe that resynchronization is allowed to happen.

I was wrong, this setting is actually available in Windows Server 2012 R2, just never seen it before, still cool, but not new in Windows Server 2016, sorry.

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/mike

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OSD – Deploying Windows Server 2016 NANO using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on January 31, 2017

The “Gandalf” of Windows Operating System has done it once again, I’m talking about Michael Niehaus of course. He has created a package for MDT Build 8443 that enables you to deploy NANO Server using MDT, including Domain Join.

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Here is the link to the post. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2017/01/11/deploying-nano-server-using-mdt/

Happy Deployment

/mike

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Just because it is possible – Converged Hypervisor with Storage Spaces Direct on HP ProLiant Microserver

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on September 27, 2016

Earlier today at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced Windows Server 2016 (see earlier posts). I was curies to see if it was possible to install Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, using Hyper-V and Storage Spaces direct to build an Converged Hypervisor based solution on 2 HP ProLiant Microservers and it did work. It is not usably in reality, since the servers are not suitable as Converged Hypervisors, but it works, and it is so fun to play with.

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Storage Spaces Direct in Server Manager.

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The Enclosure View from Failover-Cluster manager.

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The highly available virtual machine in the converged hypervisor cluster

/mike

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Nice to Know – Free Windows Server 2016 Datacenter licenses for retired “vSphare hosts”

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on September 26, 2016

Microsoft is really trying to get customers to give up on VMWare. If you change from VMware to Hyper-V your Windows Server 2016 Datacenter licenses are for free. But as always, you need to read all the fine print.

Read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/cloud-tco

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/mike

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Nice to Know – The Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2016

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on September 26, 2016

If you want to know more about Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has created a eBook as .pdf that you can download.

Go to https://info.microsoft.com/TheUltimateGuideToWindowsServer2016.html and fill out the form, download and learn.

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There is also an other e-book that you can download from here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/09/26/free-ebook-introducing-windows-server-2016/

and here is the What’s New in Windows Server 2016, it has not been updated today so it still points to TP5 https://technet.microsoft.com/windows-server-docs/get-started/what-s-new-in-windows-server-2016-technical-preview-5

 

/mike

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Nice to know – Windows Server 2016 is GA – Download Evaluation

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on September 26, 2016

Today at Microsoft Ignite Windows Server 2016 was announced. You can download it here to start the evaluation process.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016

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/mike

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 is available for download

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on April 28, 2016

Compared to TP4, yes there are improvement’s, that is for sure.

Your can read most of it here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn765472(v=ws.12).aspx 

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However, there is also a “release notes” that you must read, it mention one very important piece!

“Install Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 (KB3157663) before installing any server roles, features, or other products. If you install roles before installing the update, a variety of issues can occur. If this happens, reinstall the preview release and then immediately install the update.”

You can read more about that update here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3157663 and download it from Microsoft Catalog:

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/mike

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Windows Server 2016 – Create a NAT network using the Hyper-V switch

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on March 3, 2016

In Windows Server 2016 (TP4) and Windows 10 1511 it is possible to create a Hyper-V Switch with NAT functionality, including publishing rules. The purpose is to run containers, but it can of course be used to run normal virtual machines. This means that you can very easy build an infrastructure environment with access to Internet and reverse without having a virtual router or firewall, pretty neat IMHO. Currently, the only way to create the switch is using PowerShell, but hey, I don’t mind…

Create the Switch

The following command will create a VM Switch for NAT usage with a subnet of 192.168.1.0/24. The net result will be a switch and an Internal network adapter with the IP address 192.168.1.1

New-VMSwitch -Name ViaMonstraNAT -SwitchType NAT -NATSubnetAddress 192.168.1.0/24

Create the NAT rule to get out

The following command will create a NAT rule for all machines connected to the Switch that uses the default gateway to get out.

New-NetNat -Name ViaMonstraNAT -InternalIPInterfaceAddressPrefix 192.168.1.0/24

Create a publishing rule

The following rule will open the “firewall” and redirect traffic on the hyper-v host port tcp/80 to the machine on the VM Switch with the IP address 192.168.1.200 to tcp/80

Add-NetNatStaticMapping -NatName ViaMonstraNAT -Protocol TCP -ExternalPort 80 -InternalIPAddress 192.168.1.200 -InternalPort 80 -ExternalIPAddress 0.0.0.0

Check if it works

You can use the following PowerShell commandlets to see the configuration after it has been done.

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Get-VMSwitch will show you the switch with SwitchType NAT.

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Get-NetNat will show you the NAT configuration bound to the switch.

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Get-NetNatStaticMapping will show you the publishing rule.

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Get-NetNatSession will show you current NAT sessions.

/Mike

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