We have been fighting for months with a weird behaviour where Windows Server 2022 all of sudden was becoming no more accessible via RDP after a while. That was happening only on some VMs, not all of them.
The symptom was simple: you were trying to connect to a Windows Server 2022 server hosted in a VM, the RDP connection screen was showing to you the classic certificate warning and when you decide to go on server was logging you in for a very short time then the connection crashed. We were able to login via Hyper-V console but RDP was no-go. Nothing was working while the fact you were correctly logging in was proved by the fact that another session started from Hyper-V [...]
You might find youserlf in a situation where you need to clear Powershell command history. For example, for us it was needed because we needed to prepare templates for virtual machines deployment and we needed to activate a specific software before finalizing the template.
Unfortunately you need to type a command to enter the code and activate the software and those templates could be used by our customers that might be able to retrieve the correct code by simply striking arrow-up. If you look for a solution you will find that Powershell has a specific command to do that:Clear-History
However, you might find that this won’t solve your problem. Some [...]
Microsoft released Windows Server 2022 a few weeks ago. It did so earlier than expected, which is pretty odd, but it seems that the development of new features was already complete and mature so there was no point to wait a few months more. The last sentence pretty much explains the current status of Windows Server: so few changes, albeit interesting ones, that the product can be released months earlier than planned and without much fanfare.
While generally speaking the development of new features and functionalities for server applications mostly moved out of the base operating system and while we can also concede that Windows Server has many features at the OS level so [...]
A few days ago we had a weird issue on a couple of servers after upgrading Acronis agent. Console was unable to start any backup plan, either automatically or manually, complaining that the agent was not registered anymore. That looked weird since we had updated our agents many times in the past but this time, somehow, agents unregistered or were unable to re-register.
Actually, this round of updates had caused issues on a couple of Linux servers too but those had been quickly fixed by rebooting those [...]
At VaiSulWeb virtualization is so pervasive that basically there aren’t physical machines other than virtualization hosts or storage since about 2008 or 2009. That means about 10 years now. And counting. Microsoft Hyper-V served us very well and over time our reliance on that technology increased with happy results. It has been solid and consistent and allowed us to scale up more and more, adding new technologies and solutions and enabling us to virtualize roles and workloads that seemed a bit difficult to virtualize.
As many other providers, we recently started integrating AMD CPUs into our infrastructure, given the terrific advantages that those could bring to the [...]