In this article I want to walk-through deploying operating systems in Azure using a custom Windows PE environment and along the way cover some basics around PE and OS deployment. Before going any further I would stress I don’t recommend this. The best way to deploy in Azure is using templates, have generic images andContinue reading “Deploying Operating Systems in Azure using Windows PE”
Just got my copies from Wiley. Very exciting to see and available to buy now. https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Windows-Server-2016-Hyper-V/dp/1119286182/.
Decided to play with the Windows Azure Pack and specifically offer a hybrid VM deployment which would deploy either via SCVMM to a cloud OR deploy to Azure depending on if the user desired high availability for the VM. I walk through this in video http://youtu.be/wLANreQyk3c and mini version can be seen below. I uploadedContinue reading “New Demo integrating a hybrid VM deployment with Windows Azure Pack”
Just wanted to let everyone know my new book is now available. I also wrote a Windows 8.1 application that is free and complements the book offering videos, links and PowerShell for everything referenced in the book which is available at http://www.savillte.ch/mhv. Let me know what you think!
Article now live at http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2012-r2/windows-server-2012-r2-hyper-v!
Added a new video to go with Chapter 13 of the new book. Talks about options to convert VMDK to VHD including using the NetApp Shift technology for superfast conversions. Key useful links: MVMC – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34591 MAT – http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Automation-Toolkit-for-d0822a53 NetApp Project Shift – https://communities.netapp.com/community/netapp-blogs/msenviro/blog/2013/08/02/mat-powered-by-project-shift
I’ve been very lazy updating this blog so wanted to get everyone caught up on a few things. Firstly I’ve posted a lot of new videos to my YouTube channel including creating a new Hyper-V 2012 R2 Playlist which is ordered and will be added to over the next month to accompany my new MasteringContinue reading “Lots of updates!”
As the first video of a new series that will accompany my upcoming book, Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2, I have posted a new video that covers all the main features of Hyper-V from Windows Server 2008 through to Windows Server 2012 R2 with lots of demos. Hope you enjoy it! Direct link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAqSUS6UDa4&feature=share&list=UUpIn7ox7j7bH_OFj7tYouOQ
I had the chance to sit down and talk to Microsoft’s Matt Hester about various cloud topics and its available at http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/TechNet+Radio/TechNet-Radio-Part-6-Infrastructure-as-a-Service-Windows-Azure-and-System-Center-2012. It was a lot of fun. http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/TechNet+Radio/TechNet-Radio-Part-6-Infrastructure-as-a-Service-Windows-Azure-and-System-Center-2012/player?w=960&h=540
Created a new video talking about a new way to think about networks in Windows Server 2012 using NIC teaming, Hyper-V virtual switch, host virtual adapters and Quality of Service! See it at http://youtu.be/8mOuoIWzmdE and below.