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Configuring Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 2 Troubleshooting

Introduction This article is the second of a four part series. Configuring Core Cluster Troubleshooting Storage Clusters [this article] Configuring Storage Network Infrastructures Managing Storage Clusters How to Test S2D for Health and Performance This article provides a guideline for performing ... continue reading
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Configuring Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 3 Network Infrastructure

Introduction This article is the third of a four part series. Core Cluster Troubleshooting Storage Clusters Configuring Storage Network Infrastructures [this article] Managing Storage Clusters In Part 1 Core Cluster the base functions of Windows Storage Spaces Direct was described ... continue reading
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Configuring Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 1 Core Cluster

Introduction This how-to guide lists the steps to deploy Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) on a four-node cluster of servers. Readers are encouraged to perform and understand each step of deployment in preparation to manage and support this environment in a ... continue reading
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Configuring Ansible to Manage Windows Servers – Step by Step

Introduction Ansible is quickly becoming the dominant DevOps platform for automating software provisioning, configuration management and application deployment in a heterogeneous datacenter and hybrid cloud environment. Ansible has facilities to integrate and manage various technologies including Microsoft Windows, systems with ... continue reading
Monitor Storage Spaces Direct Pool Capacity with PowerShell

Monitor Storage Spaces Direct Pool Capacity with PowerShell

This article provides PowerShell code and examples to analyze Windows Storage Spaces Direct pools and returns the current storage capacity, free space and other values including the amount of free space required to automatically rebuild a failed disk. Purpose Monitoring ... continue reading
Configure Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab - Step by Step

Configure Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab – Step by Step

Last year Argon Systems created a very popular series of articles Configuring Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 1 Core Cluster and Configuring Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 3 Network Infrastructure. The articles described the process of building an ... continue reading
How to Build Windows Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab

How to Build Windows Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab

This article describes how to build a Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct virtual lab, step-by-step on a Windows 10 desktop or laptop PC. This virtual lab environment is capable of emulating a complete cluster of storage servers, each with ... continue reading
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Ultimate Performance for Database Storage with Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-converged Infrastructure

Argon Systems has developed the ultimate high-performance storage solution using Storage Spaces Direct on Windows Server 2016. It is an all flash array configured with NVDIMM and NVMe hardware and high speed networking components. Hyper-converged storage technology has been focused on a converged compute ... continue reading
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How to Verify Your Hardware is Microsoft Logo Certified

Microsoft has an extensive and active program to certify hardware and software from Microsoft partners.  This certification includes numerous software tests which verify that the hardware or software product works correctly in a Microsoft infrastructure. Components that can be certified ... continue reading
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