Aidan Finn writes about Microsoft virtualization for the Petri IT Knowledgebase. He is a Microsoft Valuable Professional with the Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) expertise. Aidan has been working in IT infrastructure since 1996, and is the Technical Sales Lead for MicroWarehouse Ltd., a Microsoft value added distributor in Ireland. He runs the aidanfinn.com blog and has written or co-written books such as Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide, Microsoft Private Cloud Computing, and Mastering Hyper-V Deployment.
Aidan's Recent Posts
Discover how disks, networks, servers, and Storage Bricks play a part in designing a SOFS in part 2 of this series.
WWMSD? Ever wonder how Microsoft would design a SOFS for storage over SMB 3.0 networking with transparent failover? Find out more in part 1 of this series.
Learn how to use a shared VHDX to create a guest cluster on WS2012 R2 Hyper-V hosts.
Get out your crystal ball and find out how Microsoft is preparing for the next 5 years of change in the IT world.
Meet Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO! In this op-ed, learn about Nadella’s strengths and what led to ex-CEO Steve Ballmer’s stepping down.
Are you down with CSV? Find out more about Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) and learn to create one in this introduction.
Got a handle on cluster quorums? Find out about the function of quorums in Window Server Failover Clustering in this helpful post.
Want to schedule against the cluster, instead of a per-server job? Learn about scheduled cluster tasks in WS2012 and how to implement them.
Check out this post and learn to use Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) to auto-activate the guest OS installations of Hyper-V VMs!
Need to validate a Windows Server failover cluster? Find out what makes a supported cluster and learn to validate a Windows Server cluster configuration.