John Kelbley's real life enterprise interop and administration

Hyper-V Replica: Basic Monitoring Report

Earlier I covered what my Hyper-V Replica setup looks like in this post.  It’s basically four...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 12/17/2013

Hyper-V Replica: The Value for Branch Deployments

OK, I’m going to ramble just a little bit here.  Before I dive deep into how I might monitor...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 12/17/2013

Hyper-V Replica: My Setup

Hi everyone!  Before I get too deep into playing around with Hyper-V Replica using Windows...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 12/17/2013

Hyper-V Replica: Getting Started

I’m not going to walk through a basic setup of Hyper-V Replica – those are available all over the...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 12/17/2013

Hyper-V Replica: Better Than DR, it’s Disaster Avoidance and Way More!

Hyper-V Replica was introduced in with Windows Server 2012, and is one of those transformational...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 12/17/2013

Tiered Storage: My Unscientific Performance Testing

Sorry for not posting anything about my tiered storage setup in a while. Since I posted about...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 12/13/2013

Tiered Storage: Second Step - Creating My Virtual Disk and Volume

In earlier posts I talked about why we purchase storage the way we do, I showed you my zany storage...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 07/09/2013

Tiered Storage: First Step - Creating My Storage Pool

In earlier posts I talked about why we purchase storage the way we do, I showed you my zany storage...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 07/09/2013

Tiered Storage: My Goals for Testing

To bring you up to speed, I’ve loaded the preview of Windows Server 2012 R2 and built an...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 07/09/2013

Tiered Storage: My Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Rig

I wanted to give you some background on that high-performance, coffee-table-based storage sub-system...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 07/09/2013

Why Do You Buy Storage? Capacity, Performance, or Both…

At home I typically purchase storage based on my requirements for storage capacity.  For a...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 07/08/2013

I’m Back, and Thinking About Storage

I took a BUNCH off time off from blogging…but I’m back now and intend to share some cool new stuff...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 07/08/2013

Pumping Video Into Lync

The capabilities of Microsoft Lync (IM, presence, voice, video, web conferencing, other) are such...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 03/04/2011

Disabling IM in the Lync Client

What?  You want to disable IM in Lync?  Why on Earth would you want to do that! It turns...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 01/21/2011

I Have a New Phone (and it’s just a phone!)

I mentioned in my last post that I’m now focused on Unified Communications at Microsoft....

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 09/28/2010

New News … New Gig!

Sorry I haven’t posted in a LONG time, but I was super busy getting “all in”.  I changed gears...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 09/27/2010

Linux on Hyper-V @ TechEd

TechEd North America was a blast this year in New Orleans! I co-presented two sessions (one with...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 06/12/2010

TechEd 2010 Sessions

I've been heads down on all sorts of things, including preparing for two sessions at TechEd next...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 06/02/2010

We’ve Been Kindled!

I just got a copy of the second edition of our book in the mail (starts shipping next week!) and...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 05/26/2010

Linux P2V With DD and VHDTool – EASY and CHEAP!

So I’ve been busy the last two week getting ready for TechEd (WAHOO!) where I’m co-presenting two...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 05/13/2010

Calling a PowerShell Function

I’m back from lots of traveling (why I’ve had time to post a few things). I got a great question...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 04/27/2010

Hyper-V CPU Data Collection Script

I received an e-mail from someone looking for an electronic version of the VMCPU PowerShell...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 04/26/2010

Hyper-V Linux P2V with PlateSpin

I mentioned in my last post how challenging manual Physical to Virtual migrations (P2V) of Linux...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 04/26/2010

Hyper-V Linux P2V The Hard Way

I mentioned in a post last week that I would go over some options to perform a Linux Physical to...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 04/26/2010

Automated Install of Hyper-V Windows Integration Services

Tony had a question about automating the installation of the Integration Services (aka Integration...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 04/13/2010

Hyper-V P2V for Windows

Physical to Virtual migration (P2V) is a common task for achieving consolidation goals through...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 04/12/2010

Linux on Hyper-V: TimeSync

So why do I think TimeSync is more important than SMP for Linux on Hyper-V? First, let me recap…...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 04/04/2010

Linux on Hyper-V: SMP Support

I mentioned in my last post that Microsoft now has multi-processor support for Linux VMs on top of...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 04/04/2010

New Xeon Shows Muscle of Windows Server 2008 R2!

I’ve been traveling for just about two weeks, and just finally got back from my last stop at the...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 03/31/2010

Hyper-V VM Tribbles – VMs Everywhere!

I was thinking this week of how to demonstration / highlight the cool new processing capacity of new...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 03/13/2010

Linux and Hyper-V the Easy Way: Brown and Serve!

Linux runs on Hyper-V – you’ve seen Hanna Montana Linux here already (I couldn’t resist using...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 03/09/2010

Hyper-V for the VMware Administrator WEBCAST!

There’s been recent press about customers deploying multiple virtualization technologies in...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 02/23/2010

Hyper-V Book Second Edition is On It’s Way!

Mike Sterling and I have been hiding this winter and updating everyone’s favorite Hyper-V book to...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 02/17/2010

Hyper-V and Open Source: A Powerful (PowerShell) Combination

In my post last week, I highlighted a number of ways to harness the power of virtualization with...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 02/05/2010

Virtualizing on a Shoestring

I just put up a way too long post on the "Windows Server Expert’s” site on how to go cheap with...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 01/27/2010

CSV is not Required for Live Migration

I had this whole post all ready to go, then my lab took a power hit (poof!). At least I know what to...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 01/26/2010

Host-based Backup of CSV Volumes

Happy New Year! I’ve received several questions and comment about backing up VMs that reside on CSV...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 01/05/2010

Having Fun With the Other Blog!

Playing around with the other blog is fun – I’m using more cool pictures like this one of a...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 12/07/2009

Better Linux Performance on Hyper-V With Integration Services

I showed you in my last post how to get nearly any OS running on Hyper-V by adding the Legacy...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 12/04/2009

How To Run Linux, UNIX, and Other OS’ on Hyper-V

I’ve gotten questions about how I managed to get Hannah Montana Linux (and OpenSolaris and SCO UNIX)...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 12/04/2009

I’ve Got 2 Blogs Now!

I was tapped to post up on the Microsoft Windows Server site recently, and I’m now also posting on...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 12/04/2009

Backup and Recovery of Non-Windows VMs on Hyper-V – IT JUST WORKS!

In the last few posts I showed you a simple (and low cost) manual method for back and recovery of...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 11/20/2009

DiskShadow / Xcopy RESTORE of Hyper-V

In my last post I showed you how to create a consistent backup of a Hyper-V host using the no...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 11/20/2009

DiskShadow / Xcopy BACKUP of Hyper-V

I mentioned in my last post the diskshadow command line tool that was introduced in Windows Server...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 11/19/2009

The Wonder of Volume Shadow Copy and Hyper-V

Microsoft introduced the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) as part of Windows Server 2003. VSS lets...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 11/18/2009

Best Part of Hyper-V Backup and Recovery Is Windows!

I speak with lots of customers about virtualization every week. I’m always interested in how they...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 11/18/2009

Exporting Hyper-V VMs Over the Network

I received a comment via e-mail that it can take 2-3 times as long to move a VM from one Hyper-V...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 11/02/2009

Comments Appear to Be Working!

I think suddenly comments are working on the blog (hooray!).  I’ve had trouble enabling...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 10/26/2009

The Best Sounding Drill I’ve Ever Owned!

When I’m not working on computer related projects, like a lot of people I get things done around the...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 10/22/2009

Detecting The Virtualization Layer From Within A Guest / Child Instance

A while back I responded to an internal (Microsoft) e-mail where someone had requested information...

Author: JohnKelbley Date: 10/20/2009

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