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 Create a Dell Server Update Utility (SUU) ISO
In this example we are going to walk through the creation of a Dell SUU ISO for 64-bit Windows. The SUU is crucial if you are building out Dell servers as it updates firmware and drivers. I find the Dell documentation isn't overly helpful so I've put together this quick tutorial on how to create a... 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 →