Rackspace Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted By on Jun 26, 2014

Rackspace has deployed Server 2012 R2 Images.  If you’re looking to use a newer version of Web Deploy or perhaps you’d like to take advantage of  paged out local worker processes to disk instead of memory, than this release is for you! I’ll report back with a review of how my install process went....

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Have you tried viewing “Show Connected Alerts” within Microsoft Scom Operations Manager 2012 yet no alerts show? Perhaps older alerts persist? Have no fear I may have an answer for you!  Clear your cache 🙂 1. Close System Center Operations Manager 2. Run the following command from an elevated administrator command prompt: “C:Program FilesSystem Center 2012Operations...

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MSSQL I/O TroubleShooting

Posted By on Nov 29, 2012

Troubleshooting SQL I/O   Quick Checks:   Check disk fragmentation defrag x: -a -v Check perfmon counters typeperf “PhysicalDisk(*)Avg. Disk Queue Length” -sc 10 Values should be close to 0 High values reflect high I/O demand or poor disk performance typeperf “SQLServer:buffer ManagerPage life expectancy” -sc 10 Values should be high, and getting progressively higher. Low values reflect memory...

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Change your Windows Host File

Posted By on Nov 12, 2012

1. Navigate to: C:WindowsSystem32Driversetc 2. Right click hosts file and click edit to modify with notepad 3. Add your entry.   Example of what to add:   This means any request for on the box whose host entry you modified would be direct to the localloop back IP instead of the actual IP DNS lists.

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Common SysAdmin Tasks

Posted By on Oct 27, 2012

Quickly search event logs using powershell: get-eventlog application -newest 10 -message “**” | format-list * or get-eventlog system -newest 10 -message “**” | format-list *   MSSQL: Set Single User – alter database dbName set single_user with rollback immediate Set Multi User – alter database dbName set multi_user with rollback immediate Free system cache...

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So I recently upgraded my Rackspace CloudServers infrastructure from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It was fun and I thought I’d share my experiences to help you should you choose to do an in-place upgrade. Rackspace does not offer an in-place upgrade option. Because of this you have essentially one choice to manually do an in-place upgrade. Which is downloading the Windows Server 2012 ISO from Microsoft and mounting or...

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