The Cloud approach addresses elastic scale, agility, costs and time to market, by allowing organizations not only to deploy a solution quickly but also to scale up/down based on demand. Cloud adoption is sky rocketing, there’s no doubt about it. However, when it comes to investments in the Cloud, how are you planning and assessing business and IT requirements?
- Is your current IT infrastructure and resources meeting the required business SLA’s?
- How you foreseeing capacity issues?
- Are you connecting IT resources to business outcomes and unifying IT processes with business cycles?
- How does your business maintain the system availability and resilience?
- How are you maximizing the utilization of the resources within your IT infrastructure?
With this whitepaper, we will help you find the answer to those questions, covering the challenges in deployment, management and automation phases with some tips and considerations.
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You can also register for Savision’s complimentary webinar, presented by MVP Alessandro Cardoso on Adopting the Cloud. The webinar will be presented by MVP Alessandro Cardoso, and will be co-hosted by Savision’s co-founder and VP of Product Management, Dennis Rietvink.
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The addition of the Cloud has truly changed how we monitor in Microsoft solutions. In this whitepaper, Microsoft MVP Cameron Fuller tackles the elephant in the room and answers the question of the relevance of Operations Manager. Find out whether Operations Manager is still relevant in the world of the Cloud
As you probably are aware of, Windows 2016 Server TP2, comes with 2 installation options. You also probably have noticed as well that the graphical user interface (GUI) is no longer an option in a default install on the Technical Preview 2.NOt even Start Menu.
- Windows Server Technical Preview 2 option, will install the server with MinShell (Minimal Shell no GUI). Assuming that you will manage the host remotely you won’t need graphical interface at all and from a security point of view, it is the better option.
- Windows Server Technical Preview 2 (with local admin tools) option, will install the server again with MinShell, but includes Server Manager and the other GUI administration tools, although no desktop experience (traditional desktop), nor start menu.
To install Hyper-V role in the Windows Server Technical Preview 2 (with local admin tools) option, in the Server Manager console, click on Add roles and features and select Hyper-V.
To install Hyper-V role in the Windows Server Technical Preview 2 option :
in the command prompt, type:
PS: > Install–WindowsFeature Hyper-V
Note: If the installation fails due to “The source files could not be found” error, assuming the Windows Server Technical Preview 2 ISO image connected to the DVD drive (D:), type:
Simple as that!
Wireless network does not connect on Windows Server TP2 after enabling Wireless Services and installing Wireless Drivers
Add the Native WiFi Filter SERVICE in the properties of the wireless adapter
To be more specific:
- In the Network and Sharing Center, click on Change Adapter Settings and then on the network connections, select the Wireless Network, right click and select Properties.
2. In the Properties on the Wireless Adapter, click on Install
3. Select Service and click on Add
4. Select Native WiFi Filter and click on OK
5. Done. You will be able to connect to a WiFi connection now.
The public download for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 (TP2) is here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview
Now it is your time to give your feedback to the Microsoft Product team and help them improve Windows Server 2016
- Virtualization: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295050-virtualization
- Clustering: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295074-clustering
- Storage: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295056-storage
- Networking: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295059-networking
- Nano Server: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295068-nano-server
- Linux Support: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295062-linux-support
- Windows Server in general: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295047-general-feedback
What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2: (Please note that this is pre-released software; features and functionality may differ in the final release, that’s why YOUR FEEDBACK IS VERY IMPORTANT)
Compute and Virtualization: Simplified upgrades, new installment options, and increased resilience, helping you ensure the stability of the infrastructure without limiting agility.
Networking: Continued investment to make networking as flexible and cost-effective as possible while ensuring high performance.
Storage: Expanding capabilities in software-defined storage with an emphasis on resilience, reduced cost, and increased control.
Security and Assurance: Protecting against today’s threats with a “zero-trust” approach to security that is rooted in the hardware.
Management: Ongoing advances to simplify server management and increase consistency in approach.
- PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for easier, consistent and faster deployment and updates.
- PowerShell Package Manager for unified package management and deployment
- Windows Management Framework 5.0 April Preview and DSC Resource Kit (available online simultaneously with TP2)
EXCLUSIVE Whitepaper: Microsoft Hyper-V Performance
Businesses worldwide are turning their attention to Microsoft’s Hyper-V platform when they’re looking at their private and hybrid cloud initiatives. Find specific and concrete advice in this whitepaper to help you design, build, and upgrade Hyper-V deployments.
Find out how you can get the best value from your Hyper-V deployments, register now for our webinars “Microsoft Hyper-V Performance Considerations” by IT expert Paul Schnackenburg. The webinars will be co-hosted by Savision’s Technical Sales Engineer, Justin Boerrigter.
During the webinar, you will find out how to design, build, and upgrade Hyper-V deployments to ensure that workloads have adequate resources and don’t experience performance issues. Get all the information you need on tools and techniques that will help you locate and remove resource bottlenecks when planning a Hyper-V fabric rollout.
If you are unable to find a convenient time to attend the webinars, sign up here to receive the on-demand version after April 8th.
A fellow MVP Andy Syrewicze and Eric Siron wrote a Hyper-V Security book. the book is a guide on how to defend your virtual environment from attack.
The book covers securing the Hyper- Hosts, the Virtual Machines, the Network and the Storage as well as how VMM in play changes the security approach.
You can buy it at http://www.amazon.com/Hyper-V-Security-Eric-Siron-ebook/dp/B00RP13BOY/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8