Monthly Archives: October 2010

SCONFIG Big Brother Core-Configurator v2.0

Just found this one……mouse click instead of typing. we all told Microsoft we liked Unix because we can configure everything form the command line. Well they did it, but once they did we said no no lets have our gui … Continue reading

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System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Here it is folks a first in my memory of a Release 3 Product.   Microsoft announced ConfigMgr (SCCM) 2007 R3 had RTM’d.  R3, like R2 before it, is not a service pack.  It is a new release level that … Continue reading

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Microsoft Network Load Balancing–Not Working Juniper Switching EX-4200

I recently ran into a problem where MS NLB would converge the 2 node web cluster but would not respond to packets.  the two nodes were VM’s on a 2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster.  If you moved the nodes to the … Continue reading

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Wow, this is going to change the way we all think again

Wow, can you say large clusters in the cloud running everything?   see below……     We all love the innovation enabled by virtualization, and the new options of computing form factors is even more interesting (to me). Yesterday saw … Continue reading

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How to: Return a CSV volume to Online after a failed backup

OK you have a backup application performing backup of Hyper-V Virtual Machines, by utilizing the parent partition to backup the VM’s with the VSS writer. You have the following conditions. The backup server failed in the middle of the backup … Continue reading

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Backups and CSV : Cluster Hot Fix

If you are like me and have a large number of VM’s on 2008 R2 and Cluster Shared Volumes requiring parrelle backups you should have a look at this hot fix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2277439 The Cluster service stops responding if you run … Continue reading

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Cluster Shared Volumes and Check Disk

I found this information today and though I should pass it on.   For the chkdsk not to run we can run the following commands. Run the below command on one of the cluster nodes that owns the CSV shared … Continue reading

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