Category Archives: Hyper-V

Spectre/Meltdown Update: Haswell and Broadwell Processors Now Have The Production Go Ahead From Intel

Both Dell and HP have released System ROMs to protected against the Spectre variant 2 vulnerabity for their Haswell and Broadwell line of servers which encompasses most of the PowerEdge 13G line and the HP Gen9 server lines.  Last week … Continue reading

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Hyper-V/RHEL7.4: Hang When Thaw on Microsoft Hyper-V

I came across this bug report from RedHat when researching and issue where our newly deployed RHEL 7.4 VMs on Hyper-V would go into a hang state at times during the host backup process.  Lots to good work done here … Continue reading

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Latest Article – Preserve Hyper-V security from Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

A complementary article to my last blog post here, but this time focusing on how to protect Hyper-V VMs from the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have admins scrambling for safety, and virtualization presents a particular … Continue reading

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Hyper-V and Spectre/Meltdown: Protecting Your Hosts – Do This!

There is a lot of information swirling around out there on what to do with the latest Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities. Whereas I can’t tell you how to solve the vulnerabilities for for every Hardware and Operating System combination, I can tell … Continue reading

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Faster Active Directory Replication – Decrease Intersite Replication Interval to Seconds

Delving back into all things Active Directory recently with domain migrations and came across this helpful tip of decreasing Intersite replication.  No need to wait these days with the speed of the connections between sites. Source: PC Tech Go: Faster … Continue reading

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What are the Files and Folders Behind Hyper-V 2016 VMs (Part 1)

The next few blogs posts come from a recent article that I wrote for  Here are some of the excerpts from that article that focus on the files and folders of Hyper-V in 2016 There are plenty of articles … Continue reading

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2015 Microsoft Virtual MVP Conference–IT Pro Track

Here is the full IT Pro Track Session list for the MVP Virtual Conference is coming on May 14th and May 15th.  Over 5000 people have already registered for the event with content driven by Microsoft MVPs in three main … Continue reading

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