Category: VHDX

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New version of Azure Backup Server introduces Modern Backup Storage technology

WOW! What a day for me! Microsoft Azure just announces new and improved features on the new version Azure Backup Server. Let’s start! They announce with Azure Backup Server v2 (MABSv2) you can protect your VMWARE and Windows Server 2016 environment. That is really important feature (in my opinion). Now I don’t need to rely on third party backup software vendors to backup the workloads into Azure, special if the...

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Virtual Machines: Hyper-V vs Azure IaaS

A lot of times, during the Azure Foundation workshops session that I usually deliver, the difference between Azure virtual machines and Hyper-V virtual machines comes up. So I decide to write this post explaining what are the most important differences between them. Sometimes, depending on the workload, it doesn’t make sense to move to the cloud. I hope this post will clarify you on that. Because Azure uses Hyper‑V as...

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Configuring a Shared Virtual Hard Disk

Starting in Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview, Hyper-V makes it possible to share a virtual hard disk file between multiple virtual machines. Sharing a virtual hard disk file (.vhdx) provides the shared storage that is necessary for a Hyper-V guest failover cluster. Using a shared virtual hard disk is ideal for the following situations: · SQL Server database files. · File server services running within a virtual machine. · Database...

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Resizing a virtual hard disk with Windows Server 2012 R2

Starting in Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview, Hyper-V delivers the ability to expand or shrink the size of a virtual hard disk while the virtual machine is still running. Storage administrators can avoid costly downtime by performing maintenance operations on running virtual hard disks. Shutting down virtual machines is no longer required and this eliminates interruption to users accessing those virtual machines and helps reduce maintenance costs. Prior to Windows...

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System Center 2012 R2 Infrastructure overview

The notion of infrastructure provisioning is about enabling enterprises and service providers to provision physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure that meets key requirements such as workload scale and performance, multi-tenancy, and chargeback. Enterprise-class performance When virtualizing top-tier applications, you need a virtualization platform and virtualization management solution that can provide the necessary scale and performance to meet your business requirements. Many virtualization efforts do not realize their full potential; in...

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How does a storage migration of a running virtual machine in Windows Server 2012 (both through Hyper-V manager and through PowerShell) actually work?

The process followed by Hyper-V internally to perform a storage migration is actually quite simple to explain and is as follows: Step 1: Start with a virtual machine that is reading and writing to a virtual hard disk file (.VHDX in the diagram, but storage migration is supported for both .VHDX and .VHD files). Step 2: After the user selects to perform a storage migration, immediately create a new virtual...