PowerShell Core 6.0
PowerShell now comes in two flavours, (Vanilla) Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core (..Rocky Road? ice cream flavour TBD). PowerShell Core is a version of PowerShell built on top of .NET Core. The GA version of PowerShell Core is due to be released on the 10th January and Release Candidate versions…
Intermittent Isilon write failures due to SMB3 Multichannel setting
I recently resolved an issue with our Isilon storage cluster that was causing file writes to be interrupted and fail. While diagnosing the issue I discovered that (intriguingly) the disruption was occurring at (almost) exact 10 minute intervals. Any in progress write operation occurring at that interval would fail. TL;…
Containers in Windows Server 2016 TP5
I'm just starting to get my head around the concept of Containers and as such decided to take Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 for a spin, which includes Docker Containers as a feature. It's potentially worth being more explicit here (for anyone not aware) that this isn't Microsoft's version…
Installing Windows Server 2016 TP5 Server Core
Previously I covered performing the installation of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 in to a desktop VM with the Desktop Experience (GUI) mode enabled. This post covers the installation of the GUI-less Server Core mode and subsequently how to manage and maintain it. Beware that since TP3 they have…
Installing Windows Server 2016 TP5 (Technical Preview 5)
On the 27th of April 2016 Microsoft released Technical Preview 5 of Windows Server 2016. I was keen to see the new version in action, particularly since attending a talk recently on Windows Containers, which have been a feature available for testing since TP3. I am going to explore Containers…