Teaming Network Connections in Windows Server 2012 R2

I just got a new, used, Intel Quad Port Network Card and I wanted to make sure it worked. I was thinking about installing it in to a test box and moving a few big files and some pictures back and forth to verify that it worked but then I remembered that Windows Server 2012 includes native Network Teaming. I have servers set-up with Hyper-V port teaming but haven’t really tested it since Windows says its working and when I put the server’s into production I unplug a network card and make sure traffic still flows.

With Windows Server 2012 R2 comes with a “dynamic” mode which allows a hybrid of Address Hash and Hyper-V port load balancing mode.


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WordPress Update is a Virus?

I tried to update this blog to 4.5 and the updater was getting stuck onĀ “Copying the required files”. I thought it was my hosting provider being slow, it is a shared host, so I waited about 10 minutes and the updater was still on “Copying the required files”. For some reason I pressed the back button and tried again. Still nothing after waiting 20 minutes.

The second time I tried the update some files were updated and others were left alone. How did I know this? When I went to log back in i got the error below.

Warning: require_once(/homepages/14/d164163635/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/class-wp-site.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /homepages/14/d164163635/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/ms-settings.php on line 17

Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required ‘/homepages/14/d164163635/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/class-wp-site.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php5.6′) in /homepages/14/d164163635/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/ms-settings.phpon line 17

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