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March, 2014

  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V Networking–Router Guard

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    Router guard is another advanced networking feature that was added in Windows Server 2012: When you enable Router Guard Hyper-V switch will discard the following packets: ICMPv4 Type 5 (Redirect message) ICMPv4 Type 9 (Router Advertisement) ICMPv6 Type...
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    Hyper-V Networking–DHCP Guard

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    If you start digging into the advanced settings section of a virtual network adapter – there is a lot of interesting stuff to look at.  Today I’m going to talk about the DHCP guard setting: This setting stops the virtual machine from making DHCP...
  • Ben Armstrong

    My Daily Hyper-V Status Email–Part 5 of 5

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    After displaying event logs , virtual machine health and storage health – the last thing that is included in my daily status email is usage data. For this I take advantage of the built in metrics functionality that is part of Hyper-V. Looking at this...
  • Ben Armstrong

    My Daily Hyper-V Status Email–Part 4 of 5

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    Now that I have talked about displaying event log information and virtual machine health information; the next part of my status email is storage health information. In my experience – the most common failure for my servers is a failed hard disk. ...
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    My Daily Hyper-V Status Email–Part 3 of 5

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    Continuing on with my daily status email series ; after displaying event log information , my email displays a high level summary of the virtual machine health: These tables are generated with the following code: # VM Health $message = $message...
  • Ben Armstrong

    My Daily Hyper-V Status Email–Part 2 of 5

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    Yesterday , I introduced my daily status email.  Today I am going to talk about the first chunk of information that is included in this email: event logs. The primary goal of my status email is to let me know if anything has gone wrong.  By...
  • Ben Armstrong

    My Daily Hyper-V Status Email–Part 1 of 5

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    I have spent a fair amount of time creating a reliable and resilient Hyper-V deployment in my house . For the most part this system runs smoothly, however, the resiliency of the design leads to an interesting problem. My Hyper-V servers are housed...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Protected Networks in Windows Server 2012 R2

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    One of the new features in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 is the concept of a protected network: In Windows Server 2012 R2 any network adapter that is added to a virtual machine is automatically configured as a protected network adapter.  This...
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