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SCVMM Powershell - BITSTcpPort

B.I.T.S - Background Intelligent Transfer Service - is also utilized by VMM for a.e. file transfer...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 02/19/2018

Enable Remote Kernel Mode Debugging on Hyper-V Virtual Machine

  1. start an elevated command prompt and turn on debugging bcdedit /debug on 2) configure debugger to...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 12/18/2017

Powershell - How to detect bad state VMs in a Hyper-V cluster?

[notranslate] integration components are a good indicator of the health of a VM as it can tell us OS...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 12/18/2017

Windows System State Backup from On-Prem to Azure is generally available now

This feature is now GA and available in Azure. For some specific scenarios I do see a great benefit...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 11/15/2017

CRAY Supercomputers are coming to Azure

WOW! This is really a great development and I do have some personal relationship to Cray computers...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 10/24/2017

Event ID 50 - NTFS Delayed Write Lost

We see often alerts in SCOM around "NTFS - Write Delayed Lost" which is worth to investigate further...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 10/17/2017

Cumulative Update for October-INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE

The issue arises if the delta and the full cumulative update for October (KB4041691...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 10/16/2017

The task XML contains a value which is incorrectly formatted or out of range

sharing a quick fix as I couldn't find easily information on how to get rid of this error. This also...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 10/06/2017

Powershell–How to query HP smart array for disk health check?

There is no direct Powershell module for HP servers available yet but the CLI tools can help us...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 09/04/2017

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 22 is now available

[notranslate]At the end of the day - it's all about Security! Cybersecurity is getting Prio1 is many...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 08/31/2017

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Author: Ramazan Can Date: 08/30/2017

“WannaCrypt”–Patch first and then verify depreciation of SMBv1

Due to ongoing “WannaCrypt” attacks highly recommended to review if you rely on SMBv1, this feature...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 05/15/2017

System Center–Version

Below you can find a quick summary to identify the version by the build number, added also latest...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 03/31/2017

SCOM-Agent Failover

Operations Manager is the monitoring component from the System Center suite. Honestly one of the...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 03/29/2017

[Quick] F5 BIGIP-How to configure RDGateway load balancer?

Windows is usually good enough for simple network load balancing methods, networking people know...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 03/28/2017

Powershell-How to query memory state via Get-WMIObject

here is a simple example how WMI queries can be call’d from powershell. this one is just an example...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 03/27/2017

SCOM Datawarehouse-Event31551 Failed to store data in the Data Warehouse

After I updated the SQL management pack to latest release we did saw below error related to SCOM DW...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 03/15/2017

SCOM Reporting Services-rslogon failed

After you change password for your service accounts for SCOM you can hit below issue if you have...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 03/15/2017

Windows Server 2016 Scalability

For those of you who haven’t been able to keep up with all of the new scenarios and features Windows...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 08/26/2016

F5 BIGIP–java.lang.OutOfMemoryError

BIGIP one of the best hardware load balancers I used but sometimes the default configuration can’t...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 08/19/2016

Azure Powershell Part 2-Create VM

in previous post “Azure Powershell Part 1” we setup and establish a connection to Azure through...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 06/07/2016

Azure Powershell Part 1-Setup and Start

Using Powershell in Azure is a powerful and quick way to script and automate frequent coming tasks....

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 06/07/2016

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is Microsoft's public cloud computing platform. It...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 06/07/2016

Understanding Azure - A Guide For Developers - An Official eBook Guide from Microsoft

Microsoft has released the latest Developers Guides on Azure eBook –. It covers the latest Azure...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 05/18/2016

there is no more the need to keep your own lists of clustering patches as this is now summarized in...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 04/27/2016

Powershell-3rd Party modules

there are several 3rd party Powershell modules available which enables you to manage your devices...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 04/27/2016

KB3000850–November Rollup 2014

3000850 is a recommended rollup for failover clusters. beside few others a lot of fixes around...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 12/04/2014

Powershell-Generate Automated CSVFreespace and Memory Report

This script relies the Hyper-V clusters are been managed by VMM but if you do not use VMM you can...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 12/04/2014

best practices for running AV on SQL servers

Running Antivirus software is critical part of server security but it is also important to...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 09/25/2014

Powershell–How to monitor HP Smartarray disk status?

really a quick one and straight forward but sometimes very useful. here is a quick example how you...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 07/04/2014

Powershell-How to easily verify patch level between computers

Compare patches between computers? Here is a quick and easy way how you can verify this with...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 07/04/2014

Powershell – How to get total VM memory overview (dynamic, static and startup memory) per node in a cluster?

Host Memory Pressure – I think this is one of the keys (in addition to storage, network, CPU) in...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 06/16/2014

Checkout KB2920151 for getting a comprehensive list of the recommended hotfixes and updates for...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 05/20/2014

How to configure Preferred Owners and AutoFailback with Powershell in Failover Cluster?

Consider scenario, you “balanced” your VMs across your nodes and you come back in the morning and...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 04/07/2014

Its all about IOPS

Sharing some personal experience from previous benchmarks. Here are some general guidelines for...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 09/16/2013

Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

I’m typically a keyboard user and try to find short ways to my required actions. The comprehensive...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 04/30/2013

End of Life - Support ends for Windows XP and Office 2003

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP and Office 2003. This...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 04/12/2013

SCVMM 2008 R2–Error 2912 - An internal error has occurred trying to contact an agent

I love the “unknown” error things but as all of us know you can NOT handle all error conditions...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 03/20/2013

How to deploy an “classic” terminal server with Windows 2012

Since Windows 2008 the “oldschool” and well known 2003 terminal services are extended on rich web...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 03/18/2013

NetApp – New Windows MPIO (V3.5) available

NetApp has released a new version of their MPIO DSM (Version 3.5) which does include several fixes...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 11/08/2011

How to configure NIC Teaming with HP Proliant and Cisco or Procurve Switch Infrastructure?

Very often I do need to configure NIC teams with HP hardware with Cisco or Procurve networking...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 08/06/2011

How to use Powershell in Failover Clustering–Part 1

Powershell is a really powerful toy for any Windows administrator where tasks need to be automated...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 08/05/2011

Post SP1 Hotfixes for Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with Failover Clustering and Hyper-V

In addition to my previous blog around the list of recommended hotfixes for SCVMM, Hyper-V and...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 08/03/2011

Failover Cluster Network Design with Hyper-V–How many NICs are required?

Failover Clustering reliability and stability is also “strongly” dependent on the underlying...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 07/25/2011

Running Domain Controller on top of Hyper-V and Failover Cluster?

Generally this questions is currently a well discussed topic in my customer scenarios therefore I...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 07/15/2011

How to generate and correctly interpret Failover Cluster Log

Very often it is required to generate cluster log if the eventlog information’s are not enough to...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 07/02/2011

Step-by-Step and Capacity Planning Guides for Remote Desktop Services–SP1 updated

Microsoft has released updated documents for host and capacity planning as well step-by-step...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 06/14/2011

YOU HAVE LOST ACCESS TO SQL SERVER, HOW TO FIX-IT?

You are working as a trusted DBA responsible for some extremely important SQL Servers for your...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 06/14/2011

Deploying Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Networking with Cisco

Cisco has published an really useful whitepaper around networking deployments with their Cisco gear...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 06/06/2011

New Hyper-V Performance Blog

Tony Voellm has left Microsoft is his previous role as Hyper-V Performance Lead. He had given great...

Author: Ramazan Can Date: 06/05/2011

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