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Microsoft announces their support and contribution to the OpenCompute project

On the brink of Open Compute Project Summit 2040 (OCP Summit V) starting tomorrow morning, Microsoft today announced the contribution of their cloud server designs to the Open Compute Project. Interestingly enough, Bill Laing was scheduled to present a keynote tomorrow at the summit. This was surprising to me as Microsoft has been traditionally quiet about elaboration […]

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Cannot add second DAG node in Exchange 2013

Building an Exchange 2013 DAG in my lab, I was having problems adding a second DAG node. I was getting various errors: There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper… Error: This operation returned because the time-out period expired… And even more in the DAG logs:

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Tintri VMstore Wish List

For the past two years, Tintri’s VMstore product has been my preferred VMware storage solution. The most complicated portion of the installation of the product is the rail kit. It took me just a couple of installations to add a hammer to my tool bag in order to bang the rails into place. The ability […]

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Corefig for Windows Server 2012 Core and Hyper-V Server 2012

I’ll admit it. I have spent very little time learning PowerShell. I fall back to the comfort of the Explore shell or using other peoples PowerShell scripts. For those of you diving into Microsoft Server Core can attest, not knowing PowerShell is kind of an issue. Server Core lacks a GUI and configuration needs to […]

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