Broadcom network adapters have a very big issue in Windows with Hyper-V. The issue is so big that at one point a year or so ago when I deployed a new Hyper V server with Broadcomm NICs my domain users were unable to use VPN properly due to a crippling network latency. I'm sure Broadcom... Continue Reading →
How to Generalize a Linux VM Template
When building out an environment of any kind, you need to have a good starting base, a strong foundation and the same holds true for many things. It's no different when building a virtual machine (VM) template to deploy in your environment in a repeatable fashion. Recently I spent some time developing a generalized/sanitized VM template for Red... Continue Reading →
Hyper-V replication in a workgroup or across domains using a self signed certificate.
Why would you want a HyperV server in a workgroup environment? Well if your Domain Controller is a VM you really don't want to add the HyperV server to the domain as it will boot before the DC comes up. This type of setup is ripe for domain issues, so we're left with a server... Continue Reading →