Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Hyper-V Mini-Posters

No detailed explanation is needed for these posters. Very useful way to study or explain a technology. Download them from here.

New MP: Windows Server Failover Clustering

This new version add support for Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering. Along with the released in January management pack for Hyper-V the Failover Cluster MP is one of the most waited at least to me. With these two management packs we now have full monitoring for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V clusters. This management pack still provides support for 2003. 2008 and 2008 R2 Clusters. Before importing it please read the guide first. The guide and the MP itself you can find here.

Several Sessions for Windows Server 2012

Below are some interesting sessions about Windows Server 2012. Keep in mind they are mostly overview of the capabilities of the new server version:

KB: Virtual machine configuration resources online failure during migration or startup

Find the cause and the solution of the problem here.

Troubleshoot nodes being removed from active Failover Cluster membership

John Marlin [MSFT] wrote a very useful article on how to troubleshoot when a node is removed from active Failover Cluster memberships. As Hyper-V uses Failover Cluster for clustering technologies these tips also apply to Hyper-v Clusters. Read the full article on the link below.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2012/02/08/having-a-problem-with-nodes-being-removed-from-active-failover-cluster-membership.aspx#phrss