R520 Hyper-V 2019: Lets try this again

After being very frustrated with the performance of the combination of virtual machines and my drive pool, I decided to re-install Hyper-V server 2019. Before doing so however I decided it would be a good idea to go through and record some settings in case I needed to go back to a prior configuration. It … Continue reading R520 Hyper-V 2019: Lets try this again

R520 Hyper-V 2019: Well that was fun

After spending I don't know how long on various adventures through first setting up Hyper-V 2019 on the server then further adventures of properly configuring networking on the server I've come to the conclusion the performance of the virtual machines is not good enough. I went through several iterations of what I'm loosely calling "benchmarks" … Continue reading R520 Hyper-V 2019: Well that was fun

Hyper-V 2019: The v-switchening

This is a follow up post to my several prior posts about both Hyper-V 2019 as an OS, using the Hyper-V hypervisor for virtualization and my server hardware of choice, the Dell R520. I have a summary and conclusions clarifying the things I learned as I wrote this post at the bottom. Any corrections/comments etc … Continue reading Hyper-V 2019: The v-switchening

Folder junction, what’s your function

Classic For the record I am in fact not old enough to get that reference. The reference to the folder junction what's your function not to the Captain America meme specifically because that what's-your-function thing..is..from...a..70s...forget it. I've been planning to have my own emulation setup for a long time now. Actually made quite a lot … Continue reading Folder junction, what’s your function

Windows auto-installing: background and introduction

Note: the below was written and left in a draft state nearly six months ago. It's probably a better idea to delete it and write something from scratch. Instead, I'm just going to post it. It's a little background on my prior windows automated installation experience. Also this entirely about XP/2003. This project is indirectly … Continue reading Windows auto-installing: background and introduction

advib part 2: dissection

This is the second part of a multi-part entry about a utility I wrote called advib. You can find the prior part (and eventual 3 or more parts) as well as any other advib-related entries under the advib tag. This is where I will try and dissect exactly how advib works, possibly line-by-line. The program … Continue reading advib part 2: dissection