John Savill


John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, and an MCSE for Private Cloud and Server Infrastructure 2012. He's also ITIL certified and a CISSP. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro, as well as the author of Microsoft Virtualization Secrets (Wiley) and Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure (Wiley). John's blog is available at

How many fault domains are supported with IaaS using ARM?
Use the new number of Fault Domains in IaaS v2.
Can Azure AD Sync be clustered?
Make Azure AD Sync highly available.
When is the Azure RMS Connector required?
Learn when the Azure RMS Connector is required.
Q. How often do I need to reboot my Hyper-V servers to keep them "fresh"?
Do you need to reboot Hyper-V servers frequently to keep them fresh?
Minimum number of disks for Storage Spaces
Find out the right number of disks for a clustered two-way mirror.
Q. Does Azure Premium Storage use sparse storage?
Understand how Premium Storage differs from regular storage
Solve Storage Space direct error related to eligible disks.
Understand the number of disks required for various Storage Spaces Direct configurations.
Q. Can I remove a file from System Center DPM backups?
If removing a file from DPM replicas possible
Q. How do I add more disks to a Storage Pool?
Add more disks to a Storage Pool
What is the default OS template size in Azure?
Find out about the default OS disks sizes in Azure.
Q. Does DPM perform encryption/compression on the data it stores?
Understand the options for compression and encryption with DPM
What is Storage Spaces Direct?
Learn about Storage Spaces Direct
Can you mix single and multi-NICs in an Azure VM?
Learn about the mixing options for single NIC and multi-NIC VMs.
Scalability changes in ESX 6
Learn the scalability changes in ESX 6.
Encryption of ExpressRoute content
Learn about encryption with ExpressRoute.

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