Author: Nirmal Madhawa Thewarathanthri

Azure Site Recovery Unified setup 9.7 – Change input language to English

In this blog post, I’m going to walkthrough and issue which I came across recently while setting up a lab environment for a customer. I downloaded latest ASR unified setup yesterday to build VMware (on-premises) to Azure (DR) scenario for a client. While running ASR Unified Setup, I came across below error, which was a

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SQL Server 2016 Failover Cluster Instances in Azure

Microsoft recently announced additional support scenarios for using Guest Clusters in Azure. In this blog post, let’s have a look how we can build a two node SQL 2016 Guest clustering in Azure using Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct. Utilizing Guest clusters in Azure enables mission critical application such as a SQL backend to

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Application Dependency Monitoring with OMS

Last year Microsoft acquired a company that specializes in App Dependency Monitoring called Bluestripe. This solution is now built into OMS which automatically maps dependencies by monitoring inbounds and outbound connections. Dependency Monitor creates a Service Map which also integrates with other services such as Security & Update Solutions. Below is an example where we

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Windows Server 2016 & System Center 2016 General Availability

Microsoft released evaluation bits for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 during Ignite Conference in Atlanta on 27th September 2016. Having released evaluation bits, Microsoft made these two products generally available on 12th October, which added them to MSDN and also into Volume Licensing Service Center for Enterprise Customers. Evaluation media can be downloaded

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Windows Update using Azure Server Management Tools

Microsoft recently updated Azure Server Management tools with a new functionality, which allows remote execution of Windows updates against managed Windows Server / Nano Server instances using Azure Server Management tools. For those who are not familiar Azure Server management tools, I wrote a blog post recently announcing Azure Server Management Tools, which is a

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Import All Virtual Machines in a Folder using Powershell

Hello Everyone Quick blog post to walkthrough a script that I used during my Windows Server Technical Preview 5 Lab refresh. I used below script to search through a folder and look for all the virtual machines, and then get them imported in to Hyper-V. Credit should go to Ben who blogged about this few

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Storage Spaces Direct with 3 VMs using Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

In this blog post let’s looks at creating a Storage Spaces Direct Hyper Converged solution using three virtual machines. For production deployment, it is recommended to use physical servers instead of virtual machines. I will be using Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 version which was just released few days back for this blog post.

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Now Available! Windows Server and System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5!

Microsoft has released Technical Preview 5 for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. This release is the last release before moving in to General Availability later this year.   Microsoft made number of improvements within this Technical Preview 5 for both Windows Server & System Center products. To find out more on what’s improved /

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