Category : Windows Server 2012

Windows 2012 host can ping but no DNS lookup

Had an interesting issues today. Windows 2012 fully patched on ML620 Blade with a trunk port connected to PowerConnect with QLogic. The server was able to ping to AD DNS

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Windows 2012 Failover Cluster: VM Priorities in Hyper-V Failover Cluster

With Windows 2012 Failover cluster we have now option to “Drain Roles”, in which all VMs on the host gets migrated to other nodes and the drained host gets paused.

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Windows 2012: Multiple RDP session for a user

As you might know, we are able to use Remote Desktop Session Host Config mmc on Windows 2008 R2 to remove user restriction to a single session. In Windows 2012,

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Windows 2012 April Cumulative Update Rollup

In additon to the System Center 2012 SP1 cumulative update, Windows 2012 April update rollup has also been released. The update is available through Windows update. For a list of

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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Best Practices Checklist

Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms blog has a new post listing best practices for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V deployments. It has great information and strongly suggest you to read

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Windows Failover Cluster Hotfixes

TechNet Wiki has now Windows 2012 failover cluster hotfix list in addition to 2008. I have been keeping my own list but it is always good to have a working

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Windows 2012 Support for HP Proliant G6 Series

If you are still dealing with G6 series HP servers, HP released a new firmware and services pack for Proliant servers which adds Windows 2012 OS support on G6 servers.

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Debug Logging in SCVMM 2012 SP1

To troubleshoot VMM issues, a debug tracing can be enabled and captured in SCVMM 2012 SP1 with the help of logman and SCVMM providers. The ETL file can easily be

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NIC Teaming/Hyper-V Switch Performance

There is a great article about NIC Teaming Performance on Hyper-v.nu. Check it out: http://www.hyper-v.nu/archives/marcve/2013/01/nic-teaming-hyper-v-switch-qos-and-actual-performance-part-3-performance/

Extensible Switch Unified Tracing in Hyper-V 3.0: netsh

While I was building demo/lab for network virtualization, I wanted to see what is going on behind scenes in the virtual switch. One of the features of Hyper-V is unified

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