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Using Powershell to validate recommended Updates and Hotfixes for Hyper-V Failover Cluster on Windows 2012 R2

My experience with Hyper-V Failover Clusters has showed me that it is best to install all updates and hotfixes on member hosts to try avoid any major issues. This page gives a brief intro to one of the cases that made me take this stance and will allow you to download and use two scripts which will allow you to check if a hyper-v host, or nodes in a cluster, has/have the recommended hotfixes installed.

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Veeam Hyper-V Replication Error: Failed to find actual VM settings

I have a customer that is replicating his Virtual Machines from a Hyper-V standalone host in the primary site to another host in his DR site. The hosts are installed with Windows Server 2012 R2. Veeam Backup and Replication 7, patch 4, is used to replcate the virtual machines. All the replication jobs were working…

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Altaro – VSS Provider Override

This week I was evaluating¬†Altaro VM-Backup because I read that they had released version 6, which now supports backing up virtual machine running on the VMware hyper visor. Apart from that, I needed to deploy Altaro VM-Backup to a customer of ours for whom we configured a Hyper-V Failover Cluster.For this reason I first tested…

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Slow Hyper-V Shared Nothing Live Migration

A customer of ours purchased a new server to create a Hyper-V cluster with the existing server. We decided to create a single node cluster and migrate the vms to the new server so we could re-install the “old” server (Host 1) and join it to the cluster. The customer had only one switch(we know!)…

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Veeam Off-Host Backup Proxy with DELL Equallogic

This Post will describe the process required to configure your components for Hyper-V Off-Host Backup with Dell Equallogic and Veeam Backup and Replication.

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