Get-SCPortClassification Scripting issue in SCVMM 1711 – Fixed #MVPBuzz #HyperV #StorageSpaceDirect

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, As many of you know I’m in the middle of writing our next book which is updating the SCVMM content from 2016 to 1711 Technical Preview. In the midst of trying to automate the lab build I found I nice little anomaly in the Get-SCPortClassification command for SCVMM. My script wasn’t working and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why. Well have a little look at this: There is a double space in the name. To work around this just add an extra space in your PowerShell code and you will be fine....

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Introducing BaseImageBuilder.PS1 – #HyperV #WindowsInsiders #MVPBuzz #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, Today I peeled out and updated part of my BigDemo Script that builds Base Images for my lab as a Standalone Script. It’s called BaseImageBuilder.PS1 and the source code can be found at: https://github.com/dkawula/Operations/blob/master/Hyper-V/BaseImageBuilder.ps1 <# Created: 2018-02-01 Version: 1.0 Author Dave Kawula MVP and Thomas Rayner MVP Homepage: http://www.checkyourlogs.net Disclaimer: This script is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, confers no rights and is not supported by the authors or Checkyourlogs or MVPDays Publishing Author - Dave Kawula Twitter: @DaveKawula Blog : http://www.checkyourlogs.net Author - Thomas Rayner Twitter: @MrThomasRayner Blog : http://workingsysadmin.com .Synopsis Creates Gold VHDx...

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Convert-WindowsImage.PS1 not working with Windows Server Insider 17079 – Fixed #MVPHour #MVPBuzz

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, I have been updating my BigDemo Scripts which I use in all of our books and wanted to start upgrading them to Windows Server Insider 17079 this week. Now, normally I would just use the standard Convert-WindowsImage.PS1 script to build my gold VHDx files. It mysteriously wasn’t working for me with the Windows Server Insider ISO?? Hmm… Let’s have a look at the most non-descriptive error message ever. Convert-WindowsImage -SourcePath F:\DCBuild_Insider\Windows_InsiderPreview_Server_17079.iso -Edition SERVERDATACENTERCORE -DiskLayout UEFI -VHDFormat VHDX -VHDPath F:\DCBuild_Insider\VMServerBaseCore.vhdx -SizeBytes 60GB -WorkingDirectory F:\DCBuild_Insider -UnattendPath F:\DCBuild_Insider\unattend1.xml -Passthru -RemoteDesktopEnable The Property ‘Count’ cannot be found on this object....

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STEP BY STEP INSTALL VEEAM ONE 9.5 AND BACKUP & REPLICATION 9.5 UPDATE 3 #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

As you know, Veeam released the service pack 3 on December 2017, it’s not fix bugs only, it also includes a lot of new features –
Built-in agent management,
Insider protection for Veeam Cloud Connect,
Data location tagging…
The details information you can check from Veeam website https://www.veeam.com/kb2354 and https://www.veeam.com/kb2353.
The steps are straightforward, but you still need to be careful about two things, the first one is “If you use Veeam ONE to monitor Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Cloud Connect, be sure to install Update 3 for Veeam ONE 9.5 first” and the second is “If you are a tenant of a cloud provider, please contact your provider before upgrading to ensure the provider has applied Update 3 on their end”.

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New Book – Deploying Config Manager Current Branch with PKI – Step by Step #MVPBuzz @MVPAward

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Our team of Expert Authors has had an early start to 2018 as we already have our first book published. This time we looked at the complexities of deploying Microsoft’s Configuration Manager with PKI and documented the heck out of it (220 pages worth). This is also the first time we are trying Leanpub as a publishing vehicle. It has a great platform that let’s us get content out a lot faster than traditional mediums. We are in no means giving up on Amazon this just get you the content a lot faster. We will be...

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MVPDays V-Conf Attendee Questions – #MVPBuzz #MVPHour @MVPAward #Canitpro

Hey MVPDays Fans, Today we had an amazing full day long event and I wanted to highlight some really great questions that we had throughout the day. What PoSH Terminal was MVP Thomas Rayner using during his session? Thomas said he is using ConEmu with a custom prompt. https://gist.github.com/ThmsRynr/f394b20caf1c87be2fd3e645891564bc Regarding RDMA and DCB, what is a recommended way to configure DCB through windows DCB commands or just configuring on the switch level? Check page 14 of this guide http://www.mellanox.com/related-docs/solutions/Windows_Server_2016_Hyper-Converged_Cluster_over_Mellanox_Ethernet_Solution_Reference_Deployment_Guide_v1.0.pdf https://github.com/dkawula/Operations/blob/master/S2D/Demos/TechMentor-Orlando-2017-PhysicalS2DBuild-2Node.ps1 Here is my Demo Script I have broken it down into a step by step for the config… That...

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MVPDays V-Conf January 2018 – Session Recordings #MVPHour @MVPDays #MVPBuzz @MVPAward

Hey MVPDays Fans, We have had a chance to compile the session recordings from the MVPDays V-Conf that ran this week January 17, 2018 We had a jam-packed lineup covering many amazing sessions including: Storage Spaces Direct, Azure Site Recovery, SQL HA, Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Teams, .NET, Office 365, Identity, and PowerShell. We have compiled this into a @YouTube Playlist for ease of viewing. You can view the recorded sessions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqVwvxpb00c&list=PLW-BLrn2azoRjlgic9WhWHyytto3mdUSe&index=1 Cristal and I really hope you enjoyed the show this week. See everyone in February for the next round. Dave and Cristal Co-Founders of...

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Is Mellanox Technologies in trouble? Announcement of 100 US/Canada Job Cuts – Chip Line Development halted #MVPBuzz #MVPHour #StorageSpacesDirect

Hey Storage Spaces Direct Fans, As many of you know a LOT of us have been using Mellanox Technology components in our Storage Spaces Direct designs for the past 18 months. Is it time to re-think and start looking at alternate technologies? Well, the answer is likely not. Mellanox’s cut will be will be seen on their Ultra VOA (Variable Optical Attenuator) lineup. Basically, these are Fibre Optic Transceivers and their associated SFP form factor. The announcement by Mellanox earlier last week said that it will be discontinuing it’s 1550 nm Photonics Development Activities. In a statement from Mellanox:...

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MVPDays V-Conf December 2017 – Session Recordings #MVPHour @MVPDays #MVPBuzz @MVPAward

Hey MVPDays Fans, We have had a chance to compile the session recordings from the MVPDays V-Conf that ran in December 2017. We had a jam-packed lineup covering many amazing sessions including: Storage Spaces Direct, Azure Site Recovery, IOT, SharePoint Search, Azure Blob Storage, Office 365, Identity, and PowerShell. We have compiled this into a @YouTube Playlist for ease of viewing. We really hope you enjoy and see you in January for the next MVPDays Virtual Conference. Checkout it out today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqg5vK4IwRM&index=1&list=PLW-BLrn2azoRrS6XBgeLPVcsgRiRkbRdI Thanks and happy learning, Dave and Cristal Co-Founders of...

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Save the date – MVPDays is coming back live in 2018 1st stop Calgary, AB May 26, 2018 – #MVPHour #MVPBuzz @MVPAward

Hey MVPDays Fans, Cristal and I have just finished working with our local SQL Saturday chapter and with great pleasure we are announcing a joint event. On Saturday May 26, 2018 we will be holding MVPDays alongside SQL Saturday Calgary. We will be launching the registration site in early February so for now just save the date. For our speakers à You can as of this morning submit your sessions in our open Call for Speakers/Presenters. https://mvpdayscalgary-2018.busyconf.com/proposals/new We have run over 20 + events like this all over North America along with our amazing Virtual Conference series and this...

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MVPDays V-Conf October 2017 – Session Recordings #MVPHour @MVPDays #MVPBuzz

Hey MVPDays Fans, Happy New Year and for you first gift of the year we have compiled all of the sessions from the October show on YouTube. You can now watch the full day of conference sessions ranging from Azure, PowerShell, Microsoft Flow, Storage Spaces Direct, SQL, Office 365, SharePoint, and more. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW-BLrn2azoQ_UL9tMsfqWyl6a7L1B0Hl We hope you enjoy and happy learning. Dave and Cristal Co-Founders...

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STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 15 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

Checkyourlogs fans, I am going to show you how to migrate public folder from exchange 2010 to 2016 step by step today.
There is no more legacy public folder database, public folder mailboxes also known as modern public folders, if you still need public folders, migrate them to Exchange 2016. Public folder migration is a one-way process, if something goes wrong, you can roll back but any changes made since the migration will be lost.

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STEP BY STEP UPGRADE VEEAM ONE FROM 9.0 to 9.5 #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

Checkyourlogs fans, today, I am going to upgrade Veeam One from 9.0 to 9.5, if you are using Veeam Backup & Replication as well, please upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication server before upgrade Veeam One server, if you don’t know how to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication from 9.0 to 9.5, it’s ok, you just need to follow my previously blog and step by step to upgrade it. Let’s upgrade Veeam one server by step by step now.

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STEP BY STEP Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication from 9.0 to 9.5 and Troubleshooting tips #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

I helped lots of customers to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replica service from 9.0 to 9.5, most of them are very smooth without issues, but if their server was being upgraded from 8.0 (7.0) to 9.0 previously, you should do upgrade very carefully, they are not just click next, next ….and then done. Let’s have a look the upgrade steps and troubleshooting the issues.

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Companion Content for Master PowerShell Tricks V3 #PowerShell #MVPBuzz #Canitpro

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Based on popular feedback from our readers we have now started to publish the companion content for our books on github: www.github.com/mvpdays We just finished uploading the companion code and scripts for Master PowerShell Tricks V3 today and the others will follow as we have a few minutes to get them uploaded and formatted. You can easily download this to a ZIP file by running the following Invoke-RestMethod "https://api.github.com/repos/mvpdays/masterpowershelltricksv3/zipball/master" -outfile "C:\temp\masterpowershelltricksv3.zip" Happy Coding,...

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WHAT you will be able to VMWare on Azure… – #Azure #AzureDataBox #AzureStorage #VMWare

Hey CheckyourLogs Fans, Today Microsoft has taken a big swing at it’s competitor VMWare with a free Migration Offering called Azure Migrate. This Service aims to help customers move VMWare workloads to the cloud including running VMWare in Azure which is super cool. Corey Saunders – Director of Azure Compute describes it here with this blog post: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/transforming-your-vmware-environment-with-microsoft-azure/ Quoted from the Blog Post: Just as each organization is unique, each organization will take a unique path to the cloud. Whether you are transferring data, migrating infrastructure, modernizing applications, or building a new app, Azure allows you to move to...

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Office 365 Administrators Health Reports with #PowerShell #Office365

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, As an administrator for several of my clients Office 365 Tenant’s I often find that getting daily health reporting in the UI Challenging. So, I did some digging and there are some great built in PowerShell Cmdlets via the Office365 reporting services from Microsoft that can be used. For this client we are setting up the Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365 and working on the Safe Attachment and SafeLink Policies. I wanted to however showcase more of what this reporting can look like. My quick hitter PowerShell code will dump all the necessary reports out...

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