Nominated for European Commission Expert Panel – SDN & NFV

Hi everybody,

last week something awesome happend to me. I was ask by the European Commission (the Executive of the European Union) to join their expert panel regarding Software Defined Network and Network Function Virtualisation. Therefor I will travel to brussel for some workshops and take part in some online surveys. I don’t know how I deserved it but I really love to take chance to meet other experts and discuss with them.

If you want to read more about that project, please click on the picture.


Speaking @ Business Cloud Solutions Event from e-shelter in Berlin

Hello Community,

today I want to invite you to the Business Cloud Solutions Event from e-shelter in Berlin.

I will also have a speaking slot there, talking about Azure Germany and some cool stories behind Microsofts new Azure offering.

You can find the registration here.

Agenda (in german):

14:00 Uhr: Rechenzentrumsführung (optional)
danach: Transfer zum Konferenzzentrum (optional)
15:30 Uhr: Anmeldung und Empfang
16:00 Uhr: Begrüßung
16:10 Uhr: Unified Communication, Desktop Virtualisation, Document Management, Backup… die Private Cloud kann mehr als nur Storage! Mit anschließender Live Vorführung: „Any Device – Any Connection – Any Place“ – Tarek El-Sharkaway, Leiter Technik, PKN
16:40 Uhr: e-connect – Kommunikation (fast) ohne Grenzen mit den Clouds – Ralf Retzlaff, Director Product Management, e-shelter
17:10 Uhr: Kaffeepause
17:30 Uhr: Wie beginne ich mit Microsoft Azure Deutschland? Gängige Szenarien für den Einstieg in die Microsoft Cloud – Florian Klaffenbach, Senior Consultant Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure @ msg services ag und Stellv. Leiter Azure Community Deutschland
18:00 Uhr: Podiumsdiskussion mit Fragen aus dem Publikum
danach: Get together mit Fingerfood

CLOUD & DATACENTER CONFERENCE Germany at 12th of May 2016

Hi everybody,

my buddy Carsten Rachfahl (Mr. Hyper-V) is presenting the CLOUD & DATACENTER

It will take place in Duesseldorf at the 12th of May 🙂

You will see lot’s of great content and speakers. 😀

Get your early bird ticketes (99€) today here.

Where to find logs from cluster role movement?

Hi everybody,

as you know sometimes it is neccessary to get some more information about where and when roles within a cluster were successfully moved from one node to another.

One example could be Hyper-V Livemigrations or role movements from mixed role cluster servers.

When you have errors or warnings during rolemigrations, you can see the events directly within the failover cluster manager.


But what is if I want to see successfull role moves? Where do I find them?

Those messages are a bit hidden within the logfile structures of a Windows Server.

  1. Navigate to Applications and Services Logs\Microsoft\Windows\Failover Clustering\Operational
  2. There you can find several events dependig if you are on the role sender or receiver2016-02-19_11-07-222016-02-19_11-07-522016-02-19_11-08-14

Eventtipp – WEBINAR: Troubleshooting Microsoft Hyper-V – 4 Tales from the Trenches

Hi everybody,

Altaro is again featuring a new Webcast together with my friend Didier better known as Working Hard in IT. They will show you how to troubleshoot Microsoft Hyper-V 🙂 I would highly recommend the event to you.

If you’ve been in IT for any length of time, you’ve likely gotten that phone call that you never want to get: Everything is broken! It’s the end of the world! The sky is falling! Your Hyper-V Host or Cluster is broken and you are the person to fix it!

Where do you start?

What are the most common things to look for?

These are exactly some of the questions we’ll be covering in our next webinar, on February 25th, 2016 at 4pm CET / 10am EST!

Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVPs Didier Van Hoye and Andy Syrewicze will be answering these questions, and will also be sharing some tales from the trenches.

In this webinar you’ll learn Hyper-V troubleshooting basics and solutions to common problems. You’ll also see some Hyper-V oddities that were encountered by Didier and Andy and how these issues were ultimately resolved and with what tools.

It’s one thing to setup and run a virtualization solution. It’s another thing to fix it when it’s broken.

Sign up now to join us on February 25th, 2016 at 4pm CET / 10am EST (30-45mins + live Q&A!) for some tales from the trenches!

If you are interested to watch the cast, you only need to register on the Altaro website. <click here>