HYPER-V 2008 R2 SP1 Best Practices

Roger Osborne a Microsoft PFE posted some general best practices for Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 on Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms blog. He also promises to update these practices for Hyper-V 2012 so we will be waiting.

Find Missing Hotfixes on Cluster Nodes with PowerShell

Rick Bergman a Microsoft PFE created nice and powerful script that generates report and shows missing patches on nodes of a cluster. You just have to enter the cluster names and the script will find all nodes, compare hotfixes and generate a nice report. Download and find more on the script here.

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta Integration Pack for FTP

New integration pack for System Center Orchestrator is being cooked. With this IP you will be able to execute activities from Orchestrator for FTP service in Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012. The following activities are included in the IP:

  • Create Folder- the Create Folder activity is used in a runbook to create a folder on a FTP server.
  • Delete File- the Delete File activity is used in a runbook to delete a file on a FTP server.
  • Delete Folder- the Delete Folder activity is used in a runbook to delete a folder on a FTP server.
  • Download File- The Download File activity is used in a runbook to download a file from a FTP server.
  • List Folders/Files- the List Folders/Files activity is used in a runbook to list the folders and files in the specified folder path.
  • Rename File/Folder- the Rename File/Folder activity is used in a runbook to rename a file or folder on a FTP server.
  • Resume File Download- the Resume File Download activity is used in a runbook to resume a file download. This activity is only compatible with a FTP configuration.
  • Synchronize Folder/File- the Synchronize Folder/File activity is used in a runbook to perform a one way synchronization of a folder/File.
  • Upload File- The Upload File activity is used in a runbook to upload files to a FTP server.

 

You can download the IP from here.

Ping Multiple Servers with Uptime via PowerShell script

Another great script provided to the community this time author is Abhishek Borole. From the title of the article you clearly understand what this script does. Just download it from here, test it in your test environment so you can use it in your daily in your production environment.