Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster network configuration powershell script

I have been trying to setup a lab configuration to test Failover cluster in Windows Server 2012 R2. In this process i was trying to follow the best practices available on various posts, while trying to achieve the minimum configuration to be able to test this and other features of Microsoft’s latest server incarnation. And since it took a few … Continue reading

How i virtualized my physical Windows Home Server 2011

The more i was working with Microsoft’s latest Windows Server incarnation, the more i was thinking about using the free Hyper-V Server 2012 to virtualize my Windows Home Server 2011. One of the main reason was the use of Storage Spaces, which was allegedly done by the same guy who did the Drive Extender in the previous version of WHS. … Continue reading

Windows Server 2012 Deep Dive – Day 2

  The 2nd day of this Microsoft session was a bit on a “heavier” side of things, but still a lot of interesting information.  Here’s the tidbits from today’s session. NIC Teaming I already looked in to Creating NIC teams using Powershell. The first information is more of a trick of the trade – to quickly access NIC team configuration, … Continue reading

Windows Server 2012 Deep Dive – Day 1

Today was the day 1 of Microsoft’s 2 day session on Windows Server 2012 called Windows Server 2012 Deep dive. The day started with a general summary by Dave Northey (@ieitpro), followed by (my favourite) session on storage, presented by Aidan Finn (@joe_elway). After lunch John Mc Cabe (@mccabej) ran through improvements in Server 2012 networking, and the day concluded … Continue reading