Monthly Archive: April 2013

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Creating a NIC teaming

There are two ways to invoke the New Team dialog box: Select the Tasks menu in the Teams tile and then select New Team, or Right click on an available adapter in the Network Adapters tab and select the Add to new team item. Multi-select works for this: you can select multiple adapters, right-click on one, select Add to new team, and they will all be pre-marked in the New...

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Update on System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 (UR2) for Virtual Machine Manager

Yesterday Microsoft added Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager to System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 release.  The master KB article for  System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 has been updated to reflect the summary of issues and installation instructions for Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 SP1 – VMM.  You can refer to it here.  Important actions for Update Rollup 2...

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The components of the NIC Teaming Management UI

The NIC Teaming management UI consists of 3 primary windows (tiles): The Servers tile The Teams tile The Adapters and Interfaces tile The Adapters and Interfaces tile is shared by two tabs: The Network Adapters tab The Team Interfaces tab Each tile or tab has a set of columns that can be shown or hidden. The column chooser menus are made visible by right-clicking on any column header. (For illustrative...

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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming tools for troubleshooting

NIC Teaming and the powerful administration tools in Windows Server 2012 are very powerful tools that can be misused, misconfigured, and may cause loss of connectivity if the administrator isn’t careful. Here are some common issues: Using VLANs VLANs are another powerful tool. There are a few rules for using VLANs that will help to make the combination of VLANs and NIC Teaming a very positive experience. 1) Anytime you...

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NIC teaming on Virtual Machines

NIC Teaming in a VM only applies to VM-NICs connected to external switches. VM-NICs connected to internal or private switches will show as disconnected when they are in a team. NIC teaming in Windows Server 2012 may also be deployed in a VM. This allows a VM to have virtual NICs (synthetic NICs) connected to more than one Hyper-V switch and still maintain connectivity even if the physical NIC under...

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Management Tasks for Hyper-V Replica

The Hyper-V Manager interface is used to manage standalone Hyper-V Primary, Replica servers, and the virtualized workloads running on those servers.   The Failover Cluster Manager interface is used if the Primary or Replica servers are part of a Hyper-V Failover Cluster. Hyper-V Replica management tasks can be categorized as follows: Hyper-V Server Primary Site Management Tasks Hyper-V Server Replica Site Management Tasks Virtual Machine Primary Site Management Tasks Virtual Machine...

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Troubleshooting Hyper-V Replica

Introduction to Troubleshooting Hyper-V Replica This section explains how to troubleshoot Hyper-V Replica.  Use this guide when: You have problems with connectivity between Primary and Replica servers You have problems enabling a virtual machine for replication You have problems with virtual machine replication whether it is Initial Replication (IR) or Delta Replication (DR) You have problems executing management actions associated with virtual machines on a Primary or Replica server You...