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Configuring Storage Spaces Direct – Step by Step

Deployment
This article is a simplified walk through for configuring Storage Spaces Direct on a four node cluster running Windows 2016 Technical Preview 5.  TP5 has a new feature set which will build the storage pool and storage tiers automatically. In ... continue reading
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Create a Virtual Disk on Storage Spaces Standard

Storage
Creating Virtual Disks This article describes how to create Multiple Virtual Disks (Spaces) on a single Windows 2012r2 Storage Pool .  Each Virtual Disk can be configured with various performance and reliability parameters.   The parameters on the Virtual Disk can be ... continue reading
Configure Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab - Step by Step

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

Deployment
Last year Argon Systems created a very popular article Configuring Storage Spaces Direct – Step by Step. That article described the process of building an Storage Spaces Direct hyper-converged cluster on actual hardware servers. We recently published a related article How to Build ... continue reading
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Hyper-V VMs fail with error 0x80070569 while Starting or Live Migrating

Errors
Symptom Virtual Machines on Hyper-V fail with error 0x80070569 to Start, Stop or fail to move (Live Migration or Quick Migration).   Also new Virtual Machines fail.  The error messages may vary, but if running the command:  GPUPDATE /force fixes the situation, ... continue reading
How to Build Windows Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab

How to Build Windows Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab

Deployment
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

Storage
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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Create Scale-Out SMB Shares

Storage
Now we will create SMB shares on the Windows Scale-Out File Server.  Each share will be attached a Virtual Disk. Multiple shares can be created for a Virtual Disk, or you can elect to create only a single share for ... continue reading