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Aidan Finn writes about Microsoft virtualization for the Petri IT Knowledgebase. He is a Microsoft Valuable Professional with the Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) expertise. Aidan has been working in IT infrastructure since 1996, and is the Technical Sales Lead for MicroWarehouse Ltd., a Microsoft value added distributor in Ireland. He runs the blog and has written or co-written books such as Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide, Microsoft Private Cloud Computing, and Mastering Hyper-V Deployment.

Aidan's Recent Posts

Why Blade Servers are the Wrong Choice

By Aidan Finn - July 21, 2014

Considering the purchase of blade servers for your IT department? Aidan Finn argues that blade servers are the wrong choice for today’s data center.

Controlling SMB Multichannel in Windows Server 2012 R2

By Aidan Finn - July 18, 2014

Our two-part series on SMB 3.0 and SMB Multichannel concludes with a discussion of smart SMB design, SMB Multichannel constraints, and SMB bandwidth limits.

Managing SMB Multichannel in SMB 3.0

By Aidan Finn - July 16, 2014

In part one of this article series, Aidan Finn shows how to design and manage SMB Multichannel in SMB 3.0, which is a data protocol that is available in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Deploying VNet-to-VNet VPNs in Azure

By Aidan Finn - July 15, 2014

Aidan Finn shows a step-by-step process for creating a VNet-to-VNet VPN to connect two virtual networks in the same or different Microsoft Azure regions or subscriptions.

VNet-to-VNet VPNs in Microsoft Azure

By Aidan Finn - July 14, 2014

Learn the basics of Microsoft Azure’s VNet-to-VNet Virtual Private Network (VPN) functionality in this handy primer by Aidan Finn.

Pause and Drain Actions on Windows Server 2012 R2 Clusters

By Aidan Finn - July 10, 2014

Make your IT administration easier with Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012′s ability to pause and drain clusters.

Live Exporting Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V VMs

By Aidan Finn - July 9, 2014

Aidan Finn explains how Windows Server 2012 R2 makes it easier to export virtual machines with the ‘live exporting’ functionality.

Pinning a File in Tiered Microsoft Storage Spaces

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Aidan Finn explains several different reasons for why you might want to pin a file in Microsoft’s Storage Spaces.

Using the Microsoft Azure IaaS Cost Estimator Tool

By Aidan Finn - July 8, 2014

The Microsoft Azure cost estimator tool can help you determine what resources to move to the cloud, but Aidan Finn points out some glitches that need fixing.

Create a NIC Team Inside of a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

By Aidan Finn - July 7, 2014

Aidan Finn explains when you might need to create a NIC team inside of a virtual machine.

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