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Install Linux VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2

Install Linux VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2

Quick guide how to Install Linux VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2 Some time ago Microsoft “kindly” allow their customers to run Linux workloads on Hyper-V. There are several Linux distribution supported on Hyper-V 2012 R2: CentOs 5 ,6 and 7 Ubuntu 12.X and 14.X Suse Linux Enterprise server from 9, 10, 11, 12 Redhat 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 Oracle Linux 5, 6, 7 Debian 7 To get support on Hyper-V for latest Linux releases you must create VM with...

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Nutanix Community Edition – invitation codes available !!!

Nutanix Community Edition – invitation codes available !!!

Few weeks ago Nutanix announced beta tests for Nutanix Community Edition. Since .NEXT announcement Nutanix Community Edition is available for everyone and it is free. If you would like to get started I have several invitation codes which you can use it during registration process and get access to Nutanix Community Edition immediately. If you are interested to get code: post comment below and write why would you like to give test drive for...

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How to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix

How to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix

How to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix Few days ago  I was helping on of my colleagues to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix. Here is the scenario. Existing Nutanix and vSphere cluster is based on IvyBridge processors. After sometime customer would like to expand its existing Nutanix deployment by adding several Nutanix and vSphere nodes. Almost all Nutanix nodes, from current Nutanix offering, are based on Intel Haswell. As you know, if...

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Ensure that the SQL Server is running and configured correctly, and try the operation again. ID: 2604

Ensure that the SQL Server is running and configured correctly, and try the operation again.  ID: 2604

Yesterday morning I tried to login to SCVMM 2012R2 and I got below error. I logged it to MSSQL server over SQL Management studio to check out if availability groups are fine. After around 10 minutes of investigation I found out LOG partition on SQL server run out of free space. I had to extend LOG virtual disk drive, extend LOG partition on MSSQL server and restart SCVMM services to make it working again. Database operation failed. Ensure...

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VMware vCloud Air on demand limited opportunity – Sign Up now !!!

VMware vCloud Air on demand limited opportunity – Sign Up now !!!

Would you like to try to play with VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand ? If so you can use below link to Sing Up and get 300$ free credits from VMware. In addition, on weekly basis VMware will vCloudAir on demand sign up link randomly draw a winner. That random winner will receive $500 in service credits automatically into their account instead of the regular $300. Who doesn’t want $200 extra to possibly magically show up in...

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Unable to upgrade the deployment. The requested VM size ‘A9′ may not be available in the resources supporting the existing deployment

Unable to upgrade the deployment. The requested VM size ‘A9′ may not be available in the resources supporting the existing deployment

While working with Azure Site Recovery manger and performing failover test for many, many times I faced several issues. Below is one issue and workaround I would like to share with you. Failover scenario: AD and DNS server (Group 1) 2 vCPU 3 GB RAM 40GB HDD Azure VM size – A2 DB server (Group 2) 4 vCPU 32 GB RAM 200 GB disk Azure VM size – A9 APP server (Group 3) 2 vCPU 6 GB RAM 60GB HDD Azure VM size – DC I created...

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#Nutanix Community Edition BETA registration is open

#Nutanix Community Edition BETA registration is open

Finally it is official – Nutanix Community Edition BETA registration is open. Why to sing in: Would you like to touch disruptive technology  from most successful technology startup for past 10 years ? Would you like to see why Nutanix is so successful and uncompromisingly simple ? Why Nutanix community is so  great? How easy is to setup Nutanix cluster ? How easy is to operate, manage, maintenance Nutanix cluster ? Why storage...

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Download System Center technical Preview 2

Download System Center technical Preview 2

Microsoft release Technical Preview 2 for its flagship products. Below you can find links you can download VHD and play with. System Center Technical Preview 2 Virtual Machine Manager – Evaluation (VHD) System Center Technical Preview 2 Data Protection Manager – Evaluation (VHD) System Center Technical Preview 2 Orchestrator – Evaluation (VHD) System Center Technical Preview 2 Service Manager – Evaluation...

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Expand VHD Hyper-V virtual machine disk

Expand VHD Hyper-V virtual machine disk

When you run virtual machine on Hyper-V in cluster mode – protected by Hyper-V HA services you have to use Microsoft failover cluster manager to Expand VHD Hyper-V virtual machine disk drive. Shutdown virtual machine Start Failover cluster manager Connect to Hyper-V failover cluster Click on roles From right click menu click on VM settings Mark disk –> Edit –> Next From Choose action menu à Expand Provide new disk...

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WAPack – The current user does not have administrative privileges

WAPack – The current user does not have administrative privileges

I spent some time at my lab to build up private cloud based on Microsoft Windows Azure Pack running on top of Nutanix and Hyper-V. I have to admit it went better then I was expecting. Obviously, I hit few issues (OK, more then few :-)) one of them was problem with start configuration wizard after WAP services installation. When you deploy one of the WAP services, at the end of the installation, installer starts web browser on address...

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