Issues getting output from Hyper-V Tools or Failover Cluster Manager

Hello, a few weeks ago i had some issues at a client where Failover Cluster Manager would not repsond when trying to anything. It would just hang and eventually fail.

Even Hyper-V manager or the normal Powershell tools where hanging and taking forever. Doing a simple Get-VM, Get-Storagejob or any powershell command related to Hyper-V or Storage Spaces Direct would hang for ages, and maybe give out a response after 10-20 min.

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Adding a new Cache device and you setup your cluster with -CacheDeviceModel and now the new device wont be used as Cache?

Hello Everyone, it’s been a while since my last blog post. So i thought id share something i came over in our Azure Stack HCI(Former S2D) slack channel. https://azurestackhci.slack.com

Someone said that they had a new Node that when they added that node to the cluster, the new Cache devices would not bind to the Capacity drives on that cluster. The reason for this is when the cluster was created, it was run with Enable-ClusterS2D -CacheDeviceModel. When doing so you tell the cluster that the only allowed Cache device is this model.

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Configuring Azure Update Management for Virtual Machine Manager

With VMM 2019 we got the possibility to setup Azure Update Management for all new VM’s being deployed with VM Templates in VMM.

I see a great value in this as you do not need to setup a local WSUS server to do patching. And for any hoster you can easy have 1 single pane of glass in Azure to monitor and update the VM’s in your environment.

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