SAN vs local server storage and virtualization

The Old Story
Every year purchase new server(s) loaded with as many disk as it can handle. Install software and transfer data from the old servers (3-4 years old) that go out of business due to reliability consideration and increased need of storage space.
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2015/10/19 10:19

Hyper-V , HP network teaming and VMSMP Event ID 28

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Installing HP DL370 G6 server with 4 integrated network cards and following the HP recommendation about the installation sequence as specified:Host OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1
(1) install Hyper-V and all updates without virtual network
2015/10/19 10:02

Domain Controller FSMO Role Holders, Transfer and Demote

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List of useful resources and brief information

Determining FSMO Role Holders

Netdom (part of Windows server support tools)

netdom query /domain:<myDomainName> fsmo

Demote a domain controller

2015/10/19 09:56

List and delete files using Windows PowerShell

To list files of specific type(s) on the disk or directory including all sub-directories
get-childitem c:\ -include *.tmp, *.temp, *.bak -recurse 
get-childitem D:\Projects\abc*\ -include *.bak -recurse 
The commands above will list on screen all files with extentions TMP, TEMP or BAK located on disk C:\ and all subdirectories or located on disk D:\ in directory PROJECTS and all subdirectories with name starting with ABC and their subdirectories.
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2015/10/19 09:51

Number of virtual processors in Hyper-V Guest Operating Systems

Article on Microsoft Tech Net with the latest information for the supported number of virtual processors and integration services when running different guest operating systems (virtual machines) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-v

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794868(WS.10).aspx


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2014/10/19 10:43

Hyper-V and BIOS settings

Hyper-V hardware requirement1. 64-bit (x64) processor and 64 bit Windows 2008 (R2) server2. Hardware Virtualization Assists
Enable in the system BIOS:- Intel VT-x (initially codenamed Vanderpool)
- AMD AMD-V (also called SVM and initially codename Pacifica)

3. Hardware Data Execution Prevention
Enable in the system BIOS:- Intel Execute Disable (XD)
- AMD No Execute (NX).
4. SLAT hardware - required for using RemoteFX, highly recommended for traditional server virtualization
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2014/10/19 09:25