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Author: Dave Kawula

The Case of Partitioned Networks after Networking Changes in #AzureStackHCI

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, First off if you haven’t had a chance make sure you come and join us in our Azure Stack HCI (Storage Spaces Direct) Community at http://slack.storagespacesdirect.com . There are currently almost 1000 members on the group, and we have the best support in the world there for Azure Stack HCI. I had an issue that I had seen before, and instead of banging my head against the wall, I thought I would reach out and ask my friends. Within a matter of minutes, I had multiple replies from the community. Anyways, to my problem à Here...

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The Case of the Other (Unplanned) Shutdown in #AzureStackHCI

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I was working with a customer, and I hit a known bug in Windows Server 2019 that shows servers as not being cleanly shut down when they are: I was doing some routine maintenance on an Azure Stack HCI Cluster Node and hit this today. Usually, when I see this, it means that the server has had some issue. Now, if it is a bugcheck, it would generally show us more details here, but none the less this is not looking good. There is information online here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c543eed6-f647-4563-85ce-8e72d1b36a85/shutdown-event-tracker-keeps-appearing-after-installing-kb4490481-and-an-unexpected-shutdown?forum=ws2019 However, the suggestion is to modify this...

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Critical Patch Tuesday for 2-Node #AzureStackHCI Customers

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, It is that time of the month again for patching our Production Clusters. This time we have a critical fix that has been added for a known 2-Node Azure Stack HCI reboot bug. It had been added in a separate August 2019 update and is now included in the general September Cumulative Update. We highly recommend getting this done as that Reboot Issue was highly problematic, especially when taking down my production sites. From the product group on our slack.storagepsacesdirect.com channel, this has been confirmed to have been fixed. Thank you, Elden, for making this information...

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The Case of Expanding a Full – Azure Stack HCI Nested Resilient Volume – #AzureStackHCI #S2D

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I had a call from a customer that had a full volume on one of their AzureStack HCI 2-Node Clusters. They have a few volumes created CSV01,02,03, and they are all set up to use Nested Relisiency. I found that the documentation out there didn’t have a perfect example of how to do this for this scenario so here you go. As you can see, CSV03 is down to 1 MB free, and this is causing our problem. With the few steps below, you can see how I expanded this volume using existing pool free...

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Restoring your Azure Virtual Machine to an Alternate Location – #MVPHour #AzureBackup

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, we are going to see how easy it is to clone my LAB Virtual Machine in my Azure Tenant to another VM. I wanted to do this because I have some upcoming presentations and a single Virtual Machine with Nested Hyper-V just wasn’t enough. Step 1 – Open your Azure Portal and Enable Backups     (I’ve had mine running for a while so here is what the source looks like.) Step 2 – Click Restore VM Step 3 – Choose your Recovery Point Step 4 – Choose to restore to an Alternate VM – In my...

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