Author: Dave Kawula

My Whiteboards from #Techementor Orlando 2019 – @TechmentorEvent

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today, I wanted to write up a quick post sharing my whiteboards that we used for sessions at Techmentor (Live360) Orlando 2019. Writing on a smaller surface was a bit challenging for me, but it worked out quite well with my attendees. Below are of my whiteboard notes from the following sessions: TMH07 – Building Real World Labs in Azure TMF01 – Workshop Migrating and Upgrading to Server 2019 We covered a variety of topics during these sessions from: Nested Azure Virtual Machines (including triple NAT Routing) Active Directory Domain Controller Migrations DHCP Migrations DNS Migrations...

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The Case of figuring out Performance Counters to monitor Storage Spaces Direct – #StorageSpacesDirect #SCOM

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Tonight I had a call with a customer that was looking for specific counters to monitor for Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016. I had stumbled across a document a while back that came with the SCOM Management Pack download for Storage Spaces Direct. I reviewed this again and felt it would be a good thing to share with everyone. It’s always a struggle to figure out what the good bad and ugly look like especially with performance counters. You can grab a copy of this document here: When downloading you are going to...

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SCVMM 1711 Fails with Error 25325 – Workaround #StorageSpacesDirect #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, Today I have been having fun trying to get a Windows Insiders 17079 Cluster build via SCVMM 1711. From the VMM Console when I try to build the cluster I get Error Message 25325. I checked the Create Cluster report in C:\windows\cluster\reports on one of the S2D nodes. It said that a parameter is incorrect. Off to PowerShell on the VMM Server so I tried to manually create it using New-Cluster which should work. New-Cluster -Name S2DCluster -Node S2D1,S2D2,S2D3,S2D4 -StaticAddress -IgnoreNetwork '','','','' -nostorage But nope it didn’t work either. So, I decided to try going...

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