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 aidanfinn.com 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 Finn's Recent Posts
In this post, I will show you how you can prevent delegated administrators from deploying unwanted & expensive large virtual machine sizes, which granting them access to deploy smaller machines. Azure Resource Manager Policy One of the dangers, and understandable fears, about cloud services such as Azure is that IT as a utility makes it […]
Microsoft announced that Azure Backup Server (MABS) added support for ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 (with or without vCenter) with the recently released Update 1 for Azure Backup Server. Find out what this means for VMware users.
Aidan Finn introduces you to the new GUI-based tool for deploying Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Nano Server.
Walk through the troubleshooting steps for when you are unable to log into a Windows virtual machine (VM) in Azure via a remote desktop connection (aka RDP).
Take a look at Microsoft’s newest contribution to the Open Compute Project (OCP), which gives us a peek behind the curtain and suggests what the next generation of Azure hosts will look like.
Microsoft’s cloud backup solution, Azure Backup, has added new protections to defend your data against deliberate attacks. Find out what this means for you.
Microsoft has announced sizing and pricing details for a successor to the Azure A-Series virtual machines, aimed at common/simple workloads that do not require much horsepower.
Learn Microsoft’s method for calculating the storage account requirements and replication bandwidth requirements for the DR-in-the-cloud solution, Azure Site Recovery (ASR), for VMware and Hyper-V.
Filter out specific files, file types, and sub-folders from a back selection when using the Azure Backup MARS agent to protect files and folders on a Windows PC or server.
Get a walkthrough of how to build a test/demo/evaluation lab for Windows Serve 2016, including Hyper-V and failover clustering, on a single machine (including a laptop).
System Center 2016 was released with Windows Server 2016. As usual, if you want to manage the new Server operating system, then you need to have the latest version of Microsoft’s infrastructure and services management suite.
Aidan Finn shares an online backup solution for small businesses, branch offices, and mobile workers, where Azure Backup can be used to cost effectively protect files and folders in the cloud.
Want to learn how to link two virtual networks using VNet Peering, a new feature in Microsoft Azure? Aidan Finn has you covered with a deep dive into this feature.