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Hyper-V Replica Resynchronization Process

Resynchronizations can become necessary when a Hyper-V Primary Server fails to properly replicate to the Replica Server. Discover what to look for and how to proceed when a Hyper-V resync is needed.


Tags: servers, Hyper-V, server os, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, server operating system, Windows Server 2012 R2

Linux Kernel Patching Gets Dynamic

Oracle, SUSE and Red Hat have now all launched efforts that promise zero-downtime patching. How do the three approaches differ?


Tags: Linux, Oracle, Red Hat, Linux server, kernel, SUSE, server os, server operating system

Open Source FreeBSD 10 Takes on Virtualization

byhve debuts as the new FreeBSD virtualization hypervisor in the first major update for the server OS since early 2012.


Tags: open source, virtualization, Unix, server virtualization, FreeBSD, server os, server operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server OS Arrives in Beta

Red Hat customers can finally get their hands on an early version of the company's next-generation server operating system platform.


Tags: Linux, Red Hat, Fedora, Linux server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, server os, RHEL 7, Fedora 19, RHEL 6.5, Red Hat 7

OpenSUSE 13.1 Linux Accelerates Open Source Quality

Latest release of SUSE's community Linux distribution packs in new features and benefits from an improved quality assurance process.


Tags: Linux, Linux server, SUSE, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, server os, OpenSUSE 12.3, opensuse 13.1

Windows Server 2012 R2: It's the Little Things that Count

Has Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 left VMware behind in terms of virtualization technology, and what BYOD features does 2012 R2 have in store for enterprises?


Tags: Windows, Microsoft, servers, Microsoft Windows, server os, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 Server, Windows Blue, Windows Server 2012 R2

Fedora Linux Set to Flock Forward [VIDEO]

Fedora 19 is now out of the box as the Fedora Project Leader explains how the community Linux project will progress for Fedora 20 and beyond.


Tags: PHP 5, Linux, Fedora, servers, Linux server, server os, Fedora 19, PHP 5.5

Windows Server and System Center 2012 R2 Previews Hit the Web

IT pros can now download freely available evaluation copies of Microsoft's cloud server OS turned "Blue."


Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, System Center, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012, system center 2012, Windows Blue, Windows Server 2012 R2

A Hands-on Look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials

While Windows Server 2012 Essentials fails to include all the features in the previous Standard edition, does it offer enough to meet the basic server needs of most small businesses?


Tags: Microsoft, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Oracle Pushing Forward on Linux and Solaris

Wim Coekaerts explains how Oracle's Linux team works in the post-Sun acquisition era alongside Solaris.


Tags: Linux, Oracle, Solaris, servers, server os

OpenSUSE 12.2 Stabilizes Linux

A two month delay enhances the stability of the Linux distribution, but where does OpenSUSE go from here?


Tags: Linux, Linux server, SUSE, SUSE Linux, openSUSE, server os

Microsoft Announces Windows Server 2012 RTM

Windows Server 2012 will be hitting OEMs in August, launching in retail come September.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Reaches RC

While Windows 8 has been receiving the overwhelming majority of attention from the media, enterprises may be more interested in Microsoft's server OS entering its final phase prior to an official debut.


Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, server, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012, windows server 8

Fedora 17 Brings a Beefy Miracle to Linux

Cloud, more cloud and lots of "beef" in latest Linux distro.


Tags: Linux, Fedora, Linux server, linux os, server os

Windows Server 8 Now Officially Windows Server 2012

Microsoft settles on Windows Server 2012 to mark the imminent launch of its forthcoming "cloud-optimized" server OS.


Tags: operating system, Cloud, server, private cloud, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012, windows server 8

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Tags: open source server, data center management, server hardware, server virtualization, server security, server review, server os, server software

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Takes Aim at Windows

Natty Linux distro is officially released, delivering a new look for the open source Linux desktop and gearing up for a major preload push.
Tags: Linux server, Canonical, Ubuntu Server, server os

Red Hat Fights Back

These days, open source software is not just about peace, love and digital freedom; it's also about turning a profit. Red Hat, clearly tired of the other Linux vendors using its Linux server OS as a foundation for their services, is changing its rules with the latest release of RHEL.
Tags: Red Hat, open source software, RHEL, server os

Is UNIX Cheaper Than Linux?

A recent HP-commissioned Forrester Consulting survey finds this to indeed be the case for some enterprises holding fast to their OS of choice despite Linux's steady move upstream. Are they the last holdouts or an indicator that UNIX still has much to offer?
Tags: open source, Linux, Unix server, OS, server os

Still Think Linux Is Just for Start-Ups?

The London Stock Exchange switches to Suse Linux, and the Financial Times asks if this is indicative of a bellwether trend. A case of stalwart paper being behind the time, or do some enterprises truly believe Linux is just for start ups?
Tags: IBM, open source server, Linux server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, server os

5 Key Things to Know About Debian 6.0 'Squeeze'

Wrap your arms around the five biggest changes in the latest release of Debian -- everything you need to know about version 6 of the open source server OS.
Tags: open source, Linux, open source server, Debian, server os

Apple Moves to Ditch Corporate Baggage

Bye-bye, Xserve. Is the Cupertino gadget-maker getting ready to admit defeat and axe its OS X Server product line altogether? A key indicator will be whether a server edition of OS X Lion, the next version of OS X, is released this summer.
Tags: Apple, Mac OS X, xserve, server os

5 Operating Systems Starting 2011 With a Bang

2011 has only just begun, and already there is plenty going on in the world of OS software. From Apple OS X Lion to Microsoft Windows 8, here are the top 5 noteworthy OS developments.
Tags: Ubuntu, Apple, Windows 8, Mac OS X, server os

Setting Up Linux Cgroups

Initially developed to limit resource usage in the Linux kernel, cgroups can do much more than that. Unfortunately, as handy as they are, cgroups are neither straightforward nor user friendly. Scaling the learning curve to set up and manage them is well worth it, however. These basic tips will get you started.
Tags: Linux, open source software, open source tool, tip of the trade, server os

Red Hat Server Edition 6: Long Life Cycle With Lots to Like

The latest version of the popular open source server OS was designed with enterprises in mind. With a strong focus on scalability and flexibility, as well as support for physical and virtual servers and cloud computing, there's something for every organization to get excited about.
Tags: virtualization, Red Hat, open source server, server os, Red Hat Server

The Looming OS Identity Crisis

The gap between where desktop computing ends and mobile computing begins is becoming increasingly murkier as tablets make strides to cross the chasm. Not surprisingly, no two vendors demonstrate this more sharply than Microsoft vs. Apple.
Tags: Microsoft, iPhone, Apple, server os, mobile os

2010 Server OS Winners and Losers

2010 was a pretty dramatic year in the server OS world, with one big name disappearing in a puff of logic, another selling itself off to the highest bidder and a third joining Oracle's 'evil' empire. Like any year, 2010 had some obvious winners, some downright losers and a quite a few merchants of 'meh.' Here are the 8 most notable server OS developments that took place in 2010.
Tags: Red Hat, Mac OS X, OpenSolaris, Ubuntu Server, server os

Windows Server 2008 R2 AD Domain Services -- Managed Service Accounts

One common administrative challenge in Windows environments involves configuring user-based credentials that provide arbitrary security context to non-core services. Active Directory schema extensions incorporated into Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced a new feature, managed service accounts, which eliminate a number of drawbacks associated with such configuration.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, OS, Active Directory, server os

Oracle Prepping for Server OS Domination

Oracle claims the top spot for Unix with Solaris and reveals it has its eye on the Linux top spot for its homegrown Linux distro, Oracle Enterprise Linux. Red Hat and HP express a mix of consternation and amusement. But is that the right reaction?
Tags: Oracle, Solaris, Unix server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, server os

5 Operating Systems Making News This Week

With OpenSUSE safe for the time being and Novell holding fast to its UNIX copyrights, many in the open source world have much to smile about this week. Ubuntu's announcement that it is not moving to a rolling release and yet another Chrome delay are also top of mind, as is some info on jailbreaking your Windows Phone 7.
Tags: Unix server, Ubuntu Server, SUSE Linux, server os, Windows 7 Phone

Will Windows and Mac OS Fall Victim to Neglect?

With Ray Ozzie's departure leaving Microsoft rudderless and Apple all but exiting the computer market to concentrate on its i-devices, the future is not looking bright for these once unstoppable market leaders. The opposite holds true for the other server OS vendors, however.
Tags: Linux, OS, Mac OS X, Windows Server, server os

Server OS Landscape Rolls With the Punches

These days, the UNIX and Linux server OS landscape would play on the big screen as well as a combination Jackie Chan, James Bond, and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure movie all rolled together.
Tags: Oracle, Novell, VMware, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, server os

A Sys Admin's Guide to the Server OS of Your Dreams

OS Roundup: What does an enterprise server OS look like in your perfect world? Find out how some real-world options -- from Linux to Unix to Windows to Mac OS X -- might stack up in a dream universe.
Tags: Unix server, Linux server, OS, Mac OS X, server os

Ubuntu Server: The Linux Server Operating Systems Dark Horse

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux leading the charge of Linux server operating systems in the data center, Ubuntu Server has some catching up to do. But don't count it out.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Canonical, server os