So the day has come when windows 10 became available,
I did not have the patience to wait for the Windows Update so I downloaded an ISO and started to upgrade and on my Surface 3 Pro it was a matter of about 30 minutes and I had a working new version! It was a really smooth upgrade process!
This is some awesome news for companies that want an easy way to create a DR plan and site for their most important systems and not only for those lucky guys that already run Hyper-V and can utilize Hyper-V replica.
I did some evaluations for a presentation about ASR for VMware VM´s when it was in preview and it requires some additional VM´s for management of the replication such as the process server and on the Azure side, Master target and config server. If you like me evaluate this with an MSDN Azure subscription, be sure to shut down the servers on the Azure side when not using it as it otherwise will drain your money 🙂 , that of course should not be done when in production. It uses when protecting Windows workloads the built in VSS to create consistent replicas.
And the supported OS´s are the ones supported in Azure:
Windows 2008 R2 SP1
Windows 2012 R2
So if you still use Windows 2003 and earlier OS then you need upgrade before utilizing this.
This session will focus on how Chef, a systems and cloud infrastructure automation framework, can manage both Windows and Linux workloads on Azure or any physical, virtual location no matter the size of the infrastructure easily.
We will also look at how Chef can interact with PowerShell Desired State Configuration to deliver a consistent and compliant infrastructure. In this session you will learn the basic paradigms of Chef, launching VM instances and deploying applications to these instances. It is DevOps times now with a faster and agile world where the IT-Dinosaurs will have to watch out!
I am very proud to tell you that I have a new sponsor on my blog and that is VirtualMetric.
Have you not heard about them then it is time to go and check out their website at http://www.virtualmetric.com to learn more because they have an awesome monitoring and reporting platform for your Hyper-V environment!. It is agentless and it also reports Hardware status for the hosts via IPMI.
There will be a more thorough post about how to get the platform up and running and how to use it later on!