Testing Power Failure & Boot From Cold

2019-02-19 Today was a good time to not only review but test our “Power Failure” and “Boot From Cold” procedures as our systems had to be powered down for electrical testing. First up: Power Failure test. With no staff onsite using computers, the main power supplies to our servers and infrastructure weRe switched off. As expected, power remained to: Core...

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Starting Hyper-V Cluster Virtual Machines in an orderly mannor.

To make sure I have clean backups of my Virtual Servers in the Cluster, I prefer them to be shut down, and then at a set time in the morning (when the backups have usually finished), start back up again. Unfortunately, the issue I have with the old way was that the Virtual Machines (VMs) would all power up pretty much...

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