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Windows Server 2012 – New Advanced Features

In this article I would like to share the new things in Windows Server 2012 that grabbed my particular attention. It’s not a full list of the new features, which you can find on the Microsoft official site. It’s more like a summary of the more advanced and intriguing new features.

Is Windows Server 2012 cloud ready?

To answer this question we need to take a closer look at the requirements for a server system to be considered cloud ready and then investigate the different features of Windows Server 2012 that does or does not meet these requirements. Windows Server 2012 is the official name of Windows Server code name “8” and… Read the full post

VDI on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Performance Monitoring Explained–Part 2

In this second part of our monitoring Hyper-V article we’ll discuss the details about Processor, Memory, and Storage monitoring. In part 1 we discussed the Overall Health metric set. Let’s start with the Processor Metrics. Processor Metrics There are three processor-related metric sets:

VDI on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Performance Monitoring Explained–Part 1

In this article we’ll go into VDI (virtual desktop interface) monitoring on Windows Server Hyper-V and in particular what and where to monitor and what counters to utilize to determine of your virtual machine is overloaded and what resources are used. This article focuses on measuring networking, storage, and CPU usage. Windows Hyper-V has three main… Read the full post

Performance Tuning Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Network

In our last article we discussed performance tuning of Hyper-V storage I/O. In this article we’ll focus on network I/O performance best practices. Hyper-V supports synthetic and emulated network adapters in the virtual machines, but in general the synthetic devices offer much better performance and also reduce CPU overhead. Both types of adapters are connected… Read the full post

Performance Tuning Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Storage I/O

In our last article we focused on tuning processor and memory, and in this article we’ll look at tuning the performance of Hyper-V and in particular at aspects that of the storage system used by your Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V solution. Supported Technology Hyper-V supports so-called synthetic and emulated storage devices in virtual machines,… Read the full post