PowerShell advanced function (cmdlet) – Report all VMs with disconnected NICs in the specified Virtual Machine Manager

This is very simple function to report all virtual machines in the defined System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) with disconnected network adapters or with network adapters without specified VLAN. Examples Report Get-RvSCVirtualNetworkAdapter -VMMServer firstVMM, secondVMM, thirdVMM -NoVMNetworkOrNoVLan | Out-GridView Code Function Get-RvSCVirtualNetworkAdapter { <# .SYNOPSIS Get network adapters of virtual machine on defined SCVMM […]

Building highly available shares, DFS namespaces and replication topology (DFS-R) – Part 4 – What is replication? How DFS-R works? Can I use it as backup?

Backup All types of replication (file replication – DFS-R, Hyper-V Replica, Volume replication – vNext) are not a backup. The reason is that if you do a mistake then the mistake is replicated to all servers. Replication is great for disaster recovery (DR) when for example a plane crash on your datacenter. Replication is also great […]

Building highly available shares, DFS namespaces and replication topology (DFS-R) – Part 3 – DFS Namespaces

In order to ensure highly availability of the namespaces It is a good practice to have multiple servers that holds DFS Namespaces. It is a common practice to add DFS Namespace role to existing servers (for example Domain Controllers or existing File Servers) but Contoso’s administrators will use the best practice and they will use […]