- AboutDane Young is an aspiring technothusiast specializing in application, desktop, and server virtualization technologies. Dane’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Bus. Admin/Management Information Systems from Sacramento State and a Masters of Business Administration from the Univerisity of Phoenix. Notable certifications include Citrix Certified Integration Architect for Virtualization, VMware Certified Professional for vSphere 4 and Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator. Dane’s technical experience includes: – mentoree of Bill Alderson, PMG (Pine Mountain Group, acquired by NetQoS and later Computer Associates) – technical entrepreneurship and consulting for small and medium size businesses – program manager and infrastructure engineer, K-8 education – field consulting and engineering, managed services provider, and – most recently field systems and solutions engineer, M7 Global Partner: Entisys Solutions. Location: Sacramento, Ca Technical Inspirations: Brian Madden (www.brianmadden.com) Doug Brown (www.dabcc.com) Eric Haavarstein (www.xenappblog.com) Pierre Marmignon (www.citrixtools.net) Scott Lowe (blog.scottlowe.org) Thomas Koetzing (www.thomaskoetzing.de)
Free MDT Tools and PowerShell Scripts to Fully Automate the Deployment and Configuration of Hyper-V Server 2016, Failover Clustering, and Storage Spaces Direct for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure!
In the previous blog post I demonstrated how to build a proof of concept environment using Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct using virtual machines on VMware vSphere. Expanding on the concepts that I covered in the previous post, I’m going to …
Introduction and Evaluation of Windows Server 2016 TP4 Hyper-V using Storage Spaces Direct for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
This is a two part series. To read the second post, click here. A couple years ago Microsoft released a new feature in Windows Server called Storage Spaces. From the customers that I work with, the feature has not been widely adopted, but has attracted …
Rapid Provisioning Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Hyper-V hosts using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) – Part 1
Don’t miss the YouTube video with the results at the bottom! Over the last several years, I’ve been deploying a LOT of Hyper-V. As a long-time VMware fan, I have to admit, System Center and Hyper-V are sorely lacking in my opinion when it comes …
Deploying Generation 2 (Gen2) Virtual Machines from SCVMM 2012 R2 Templates Fails with Error (23352)
Trying to deploy Generation 2 (Gen2) Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machines from System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) templates over the weekend, I found consistent failures with Error (23352): Error (23352) VMM cannot find the device or this device is not valid for a …
Bay Area Citrix Users Group October 23rd Presentation – Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Primer!
I was recently asked to give a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Primer at the Bay Area Citrix Users Group (http://www.meetup.com/baycug). Below are the images from the slide deck along with a YouTube upload of the recorded server deployment demo! Enjoy!! Click any image to …