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Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. Our aim is to delight our customers with full-featured, affordable backup software backed by an outstanding, personal Support team who are determined to help you succeed in protecting your environment.

Free Altaro Tool — Migrate Hyper-V Management OS Virtual Adapters To Another Switch

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Moving a virtual machine’s virtual adapter from one virtual switch to another is easy. It’s a drop-down box on the VM’s properties or a quick flip with Disconnect-VMNetworkAdapter and Connect-VMNetworkAdapter. None of this works for virtual adapters in the management operating system, though. Luckily for you, I’ve come up with a script that will do […]

Altaro Blog for Hyper-V & Windows Adminstrators: How to Monitor Hyper-V Using Nagios

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System monitoring is one of the more important things we can do for our datacenters, as it helps to spot problems in the onset phase where they can be dealt with gracefully instead of waiting for an obvious failure that requires downtime. There are a huge number of monitoring tools that work with Hyper-V on […]

Altaro Blog for Hyper-V & Windows Adminstrators: Proper Use of Hyper-V Dynamic Disks

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One of the great unsung heroes of virtualization is the thin-provisioned virtual disk, known in Hyper-V terms as a Dynamically Expanding VHD. To say that it doesn’t receive its proper due is an understatement. It is more accurate to say that it is unjustly vilified and unfairly cast aside as useless technology. This post will […]

Free Script: Network Team and Virtual Switch Manipulation for Microsoft Hyper-V 2012

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Altaro has designed a PowerShell script to help you with network team and virtual switch management in Hyper-V Server 2012. It will also work for Windows Server 2012. This will work whether or not you have a GUI version of Windows Server 2012 or if it’s Hyper-V Server 2012. Features Create and delete network teams […]

Altaro Monthly Roundup: July 2013

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Hopefully by now, you’ve already learned that Microsoft is planning to kill the standard and professional TechNet subscriptions. If you haven’t got a TechNet subscription, let me explain it to you: it’s the tool that millions of us use to gain access to Microsoft software in our testing environments without needing to take out a […]

Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 5: Virtual Machine Backup Vs Hyper-V Replica

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In Part 1 and Part 2 of this article series, we learned the basics of Hyper-V Replica and benefits it provides for small and medium sized businesses. In Part 3, we learned how to install and configure it in a production environment and Part 4 explained how Hyper-V Replica is not a replacement for backup. […]

Altaro Blog for Hyper-V & Windows Adminstrators: Manage Hyper-V with PowerShell

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If you’ve been reading my posts, you should realize I am a huge proponent of Windows PowerShell. The number one attraction for me, is that if I can run a command to process a single thing, like a file, user or Hyper-V virtual machine, I can probably do the same to 10, 100 or 1000 […]

Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 4: Replica is not a replacement for backup

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In Part 3 of this post series, we learned how to install and configure Hyper-V Replica in a production environment. In this part we are going to learn why it is not a replacement for virtual machine backup products. For Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 1: Overview and benefits of using Hyper-V Replica http://www.dabcc.com/article.aspx?id=25914 […]

Download NOW! FREE Altaro Hyper-V Backup – Easy to use Backup for Microsoft Hyper-V VMs

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Altaro Hyper-V Backup is an easy to use, fast and powerful backup solution for Microsoft Hyper-V, making it easy for you to backup/restore Hyper-V VMs. With most of the features found in enterprise products at a fraction of the price, Altaro Hyper-V Backup is an ideal solution for SMBs and is FREE for 2 VMs. […]

Great Read! Building a Hyper-v Cluster for under $2,000 eBook

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This eBook is brought to you by Altaro Software, developers of Altaro Hyper-V Backup. What you’ll learn in this eBook: How to assemble a simple hardware setup which will allow you to run a two-node Hyper-V failover cluster at a total cost of less than $2,000 Selecting the recommended hardware, assembling all parts and making […]

Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 3: Enabling and configuring Hyper-V Replica

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In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog post series, we focused on the basics of Hyper-V Replica including overview and benefits it provides for SMBs. For Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 1: Overview and benefits of using Hyper-V Replica http://www.dabcc.com/article.aspx?id=25914 For Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 2: Requirements and Facts of […]

Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 2: Requirements and Facts of Hyper-V Replica

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In part 1 of this series I introduced you to  Hyper-V Replica and what the benefits are of using it in a production environment as a disaster recovery technology. In part 2, we will be covering the following topics on Hyper-V Replica: For Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 1: Overview and benefits of using Hyper-V […]

Microsoft Hyper-V Replica Explained – Part 1: Overview and benefits of using Hyper-V Replica

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Even though Microsoft provides two features to achieve high availability for Hyper-V Server and Virtual Machines running on it; Quick and Live Migration technologies, both features require use of Windows Clustering components before you can have them up and running in the production environment. Windows Clustering requires the use of certified hardware, identical storage and […]

Altaro Blog for Hyper-V & Windows Adminstrators: Quick Guide to the Virtual Switch in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012

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I’ve been seeing and fielding a lot of questions about the virtual switch in the 2012 products specifically as they relate to Hyper-V. The nice thing is that it seems the conceptual hurdles are shifting from “What is it?” to “How do I do this correctly?” So, where previous posts have been about concept, this […]

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