Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V All you need to know Part 2

In this episode of Interview with an MVP your hosts, Dave Kawula and Clint Wyckoff discuss many of the new features  and answer questions from a recent webinar.  https://www.veeam.com/videos/largest-announcements-within-hyper-v-2016-8009.html Q.  Does  hyper-v have knowledge of what IO it has available to it? so we can do things like bursting IO (allowing the machine to use more resources for X amount of time… as long as it does not affect other machines in the cluster?   Q.  Dynamic RAM – What if your server has maxed out to 8GB on Dynamic RAM and you need to free up RAM....

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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V All you need to know Part 1

In this episode of Interview with an MVP your hosts, Dave Kawula and Clint Wyckoff discuss many of the new features  and answer questions from a recent webinar. https://www.veeam.com/videos/largest-announcements-within-hyper-v-2016-8009.html   Q.   Do the Remote VM Management PowerShell and IIS-based tools still require an Azure host?   Q.  In phased upgrade approach; what about storage?  I.e. NTFS to ReFS?   Q.  Will there be a new version of VMM?   Q.  Can you start Windows from ReFS? Q.  Is there an expected release date for Windows Server 2016? Q.  Can you switch from GUI 2012 to...

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VMCE Advanced Training live from London

I had the privilege of attending the first worldwide run of Veeam’s Certified Engineer Advanced (Architect) training this week. It was filled with some of the brightest minds from around the world. Attending training like this gives someone like myself the ability to interact with peers from my industry, figure out solutions to complex problems, and learn some cutting edge technology.   Some of the highlights from the training this week so far are: Learning hands on in an architecture / whiteboard framework. Not being Power Pointed to death. Having early access to the newest labs from Veeam Getting...

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Veeam Community Podcast 116

In this episode, Clint Wyckoff hosts Dave Kawula (@davekawula). Dave is a Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, Inaugural Veeam Vanguard, Community Evangelist and Independent Blogger (CheckYourLogs.net). Dave and Clint discuss the Microsoft MVP Program, Hyper-V 2016 as well as community events like TechMentor and MVPDays. Mentions in the episode: Veeam NFR for Certified Professionals MVPDays – Use code VEEAM to register TechMentor MSDN Channel 9 – Interview with an...

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MVPDays 2016 Countdown Show #1

Hey there everyone Cristal Kawula here and I am so pleased to give your our first MVPDays 2016 countdown show. It has been a little while for me since I have appeared on Interview with an MVP and I am so please to be back. This year I will be presenting my own session at MVPDays 2016 East and am really pumped to get back in front of everyone. Checkout our 1st Countdown show. Make sure you watch all of it as there are little nuggets in there for Promo Codes and big announcements. Thanks,...

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Deploying Windows 10 like a Champ

In this episode I was lucky enough to snap Mr. Emile Cabot MVP and Deployment Guru. He walks through all of the deployment essentials For your very own Windows 10 Project. This was a great session that we did at Channel 9 studios in Redmond, WA. We hope you enjoy.  ...

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Dude Where’s my Server?

In this episode I was so lucky to be joined by my great friend Clint Wyckoff MVP from Veeam Software. We also had Emile Cabot MVP come in with a Cameo as “The Angry Boss”. We were live trying to record another session as we got a call from the “Boss” that the servers were down. Our RTO/RPO was under 2 minutes and this was an amazing example of how Veeam Software is changing the game. Thanks so much this was a lot of fun....

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Speaking at TechMentor 2016 Las Vegas

I’ll be speaking at TechMentor, March 7-11 in Las Vegas. Surrounded by your fellow IT professionals, TechMentor provides you with in-depth, immediately usable training that will keep you relevant in the workforce.   I’ll be presenting the following sessions: Troubleshooting Hyper-V 2016 Performance: Notes from the Field   Workshop: Hacking Hyper-V: How to Protect Your Private Cloud   SPECIAL OFFER: As a speaker, I can extend $500 savings on the 5-day package. Register here: http://bit.ly/TMLSK10Home   Amplify your knowledge at TechMentor Las Vegas — bring the issues that keep you up at night and prepare to leave...

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Ultimate Tips for Certification and building your own Home Lab

“I have always found it difficult to find good information on building my home lab” à is a question I often get when speaking at conferences. As such Clint Wyckoff MVP and myself (Dave Kawula MVP) have decided to have a dedicated episode on Interview with an MVP. We also threw in some great little nuggets about Certification and lots of free tools you can use to get yourself started. I hope you enjoy,  ...

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MVPHour Live from Redmond

For only the second time ever we have recorded #MVPHour Live. In this episode Clint Wyckoff – MVP, Emile Cabot – MVP, and myself (Dave Kawula – MVP) discussed Some of the topics streaming in on our live twitter feed #MVPHour.   “I think this one will be an instant classic” said Clint Wyckoff on a facebook post earlier today.   I tend to agree with him and I think we need to do these more often.   Once again special thanks to our crew at Channel9 @ch9 for making this all possible.     Thanks,...

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Zero Downtime Migration between Hyper-V Clusters using Shared Nothing Live Migration

In this blog post I thought it would be fun to share how we migrated a customer environment from one Hyper-V Failover Cluster to another with Zero Downtime using Shared Nothing Live Migration.   The image below was some chicken scratch I drafted up during a meeting with the customer showing how we could do this. I often tell people that I get paid to draw with crayons and see it really is true. I hope you enjoy. Dave   Shared Nothing Live Migration from Hyper-V Cluster to another Hyper-V Cluster (Without Down Time) In this solution you will be able to migrate Virtual Machines between two Hyper-V Clusters without down time using Shared Nothing Live Migration. The steps below outline the process required to achieve these results. Prerequisites Infrastructure Servers Requirements   Component Requirement Servers Need to install and configure a new Hyper-v Cluster Need to match the Virtual Switch Network Name Storage Need to create new Cluster Shared volume   Migration Steps – Reverting to Standalone Virtual Machine from Highly Available   Login to the Source Hyper-V Cluster and open Failover Cluster Manager Expand Cluster and select Roles. Right-click on the Source Virtual Machine and select Remove   Note This step simply removes the Virtual Machine from the cluster and changes the availability of the Virtual Machine from Highly Available to Standalone.   Migration Steps – Using...

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SCOM 2012 R2 – Data Warehouse Service Account is not allowed to access Data Warehouse database

  Well today I logged into a customer’s site to deal with a SCOM issue in there SCOM 2012 R2 environment. The SCOM environment itself appeared to be working, but the data warehouse wasn’t being populated. This occurred as they changed the service accounts from a Local Service to best practices of using domain accounts. The following events were constantly repeated through the Operations Manager event log (Applications and Services Log/Operations Manager)   Event ID: 31551 Provider Name: “Health Service Modules” Task Category Data Warehouse Time: 13:03 Failed to store data in the Data Warehouse. The operation will be retried. Exception ‘SqlException’: Management Group with id ”ABCDEFAB-ABAB-1234-4567-ABCDEFABCDEF” is not allowed to access Data Warehouse under login ”DOMAIN\svc-ScomDW”One or more workflows were affected by this. Workflow name: Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataWarehouse.CollectEventData Instance name: scom01.someCompoany.com Instance ID: {12312312-3434-4545-5656-123456789012} Management group: SCOM-MGMTGROUP Event ID: 31569 Provider Name: “Health Service Modules” Task Category Data Warehouse Time: 13:02 Report deployment process failed to request management pack list from Data Warehouse. The operation will be retried. Exception ‘SqlException’: Management Group with id ”ABCDEFAB-ABAB-1234-4567-ABCDEFABCDEF” is not allowed to access Data Warehouse under login ”DOMAIN\svc-ScomDW” One or more workflows were affected by this. Workflow name: Microsoft.SystemCenter.DataWarehouse.Deployment.Report Instance name: Data Warehouse Synchronization Service Instance ID: {12312312-3434-4545-5656-123456789012} Management group: SCOM Management Group Event ID: 31557 Provider Name: “Health Service Modules” Task Category Data Warehouse Time: 13:01 Failed to obtain synchronization process state...

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Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Site to Site VPN (S2SVPN) with Cisco ASA

Problem I’ve run into an issue when a customer was using a Cisco ASA 5515 to connect into our WAP deployment. Cisco is a big player in the networking market and one would think that connecting a device such as this to a Windows Server Gateway (WSG) WAP S2SVPN would be straight forward. Reason There are a few key implementation differences with how the WSG and Cisco ASA implement IKEv2. As WSG uses RRAS under the hood, we have to look at how RRAS works. Currently RRAS is configured to send an IKEv2 tunnel with a Traffic Selector of...

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MDT 2013 Update 1 Re-released

Anyone who installed MDT 2013 Update 1 experienced a number of issues with the initial release. As of September 16, Microsoft has re-released MDT 2013 Update 1 under build 8298, which addresses most (but not all) of these issues. The new build replaces the existing links from the Download Center, and the old build has been taken down. A full list of fixes and known issues can be found here. It’s important to note that Build 8290 is no longer supported, so those running it will have to upgrade their MDT installation. Among the bug fixes, Microsoft has finally fixed the problems with the UEFI partitioning process, which means that any Task Sequences should be re-created as well. Unfortunately, there are still a few bugs in the release. Microsoft has said that there are no updated builds planned for MDT 2013 Update 1, as Update 2 is scheduled to be released later this year. The upgrade process from Build 8290 to 8298 is very straightforward. Download the new MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit from the Download Center and launch the MSI installation. Next, Next, Finish through the install, and launch Deployment Workbench. From there, if you expand Deployment Shares, you’ll see that your Deployment Share has a yellow Exclamation Mark. Right-click and choose Update Deployment Share. Next, Next, Finish through the upgrade process, and you’re all good to go to re-create your Task...

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Windows 10 – Where is my 3rd Monitor!?

Well like most of us mobility workers, we don’t always make it into the office. Today I showed up at the office and actually had time to sit at my desk. Odd, my 3rd monitor wasn’t working. Worked fine in Windows 8.1. Did the usual checks… Windows 10 is not even showing the monitor in the display settings Unplug and re-plug the cables Check the drivers I unplugged my 2nd monitor which was working and the 3rd monitor kicked in@ System Graphics cards: Intel Core i7 w/ Intel HD Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M The Fix: Upgraded the drivers, Windows 10 still did not show it. But now I’m 100% updated! Looked at settings in NVIDIA Control Pannel. NVIDIA showed that all the monitors were connected to the Intel HD Graphics Next step was to load the Intel Graphics Properties and click the Multiple Displays Fixed! Life is...

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Black Belt – Hyper-V Security Design

Hear the Black Belt tips and tricks to protect Hyper-V datacenters of all sizes by fixing numerous security vulnerabilities that you may be exposed to, but never even knew about. Join Hyper-V MVP and 5nine Technical Evangelist Dave Kawula to learn the best practices for protection and compliance for Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and Azure Pack (WAP).   This was a Webinar that I did for 5nine Software back in early August 2015. Hope you enjoy.  ...

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MVPDays 2015 Edmonton – Agenda

I am so pleased to present below our Agenda for the MVPDays 2015 Western Canada Roadshow. We have such an amazing lineup of guest speakers, sponsors, and event team this year. It will surely be the best event that we have ever put on. If you have not yet registered go to www.mvpdays.com...

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MVPDays 2015 Calgary – Agenda

I am so pleased to present below our Agenda for the MVPDays 2015 Western Canada Roadshow. We have such an amazing lineup of guest speakers, sponsors, and event team this year. It will surely be the best event that we have ever put on. If you have not yet registered go to www.mvpdays.com...

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MVPDays 2015 Vancouver– Agenda

I am so pleased to present below our Agenda for the MVPDays 2015 Western Canada Roadshow. We have such an amazing lineup of guest speakers, sponsors, and event team this year. It will surely be the best event that we have ever put on. If you have not yet registered go to www.mvpdays.com  ...

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Interview with an MVP – Episode 6 – MVPDays 2015 Countdown Show 2

When we record these videos, Dave has it in his head that we must NOT edit! We do try to do these in one take. There are some exceptions however, and almost all of them include Dave being a goof when we start causing us to start over. You can apparently seem some of these “special” moments at the end of episode 6. There is a lot more than a few bloopers that makes this 2nd countdown show worth watching. We announce a special speaker for Vancouver, and run down some of our MVPs that will be presenting, and the sponsors that make this all possible. And of course, leave it to Dave to make announcements that are not supposed to be released yet. But as I say, one take! So once it is out there, it is out there. No edits.   This was our 6th Episode of Interview with an MVP our Microsoft Channel 9 Show. You can check out all of the sessions at https://channel9.msdn.com/blogs/interview-with-an-mvp We are really committed to putting together some amazing content and value you feedback....

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Interview with an MVP – Episode 5 – MVPDays 2015 Countdown Show 1

MVPDays 2015 is fast approaching.  I am very excited to bring you our first MVPDays Countdown show.  Our first year was a lot of unknowns.  This year, I am happy to be able to share a bit of the process that goes into creating a roadshow like MVPDays.  We go over the basics, who, what, where, when and why you should attend (no it’s not just for the food and prizes, though those are worth getting out of bed for).   We announce some of the session that you can look forward to, and how to keep up to date...

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Interview with an MVP – Episode 4 – Advanced Windows Deployments

In Episode 4, we get to see one of my favorite Newfies present with Dave on Advanced Windows Deployments.   Though at MVPDays 2014 Emile was a non-MVP guest speaker, I am proud to say that this year he will be presenting as an MVP on System Centre Cloud and Datacentre.  I am very proud to work with Emile, and super Happy that Microsoft recognized the great work he has been doing and awarded him this honour.  Please enjoy this session, and I look forward to bringing you more from Dave and Emile from this year’s MVPDays.   This was...

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