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Failover Cluster File Share Witness and DFS

Failover Cluster File Share Witness and DFS

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the ... continue reading
Storage Spaces Direct Stack

Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI)?

Clustering
With the introduction of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition a new feature called Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) was introduced. At a very high level, this solution allows you to pool together locally attached storage and present it to the cluster as a CSV ... continue reading

DSC Resource Kit Release February 2018

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 12 DSC resource modules. In these past 7 weeks, 83 pull requests have been merged and 70 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The ... continue reading

Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (January, 2018)

Hello there! Stanislav Belov here to bring you the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series! As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, ... continue reading
Single Host Shielded VMs Lab/PoC

Single Host Shielded VMs Lab/PoC

Hi, Matthew Walker again. Virtualization and High Availability PFE. Recently I worked with a few of my co-workers to present a lab on building out Shielded VMs and I thought this would be useful for those of you out there ... continue reading
Google Cloud Diagram

How to Build a SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance in Google Cloud Platform

Clustering
If you are going to host SQL Server on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) you will want to make sure it is highly available. One of the best and most economical ways to do that is to build a SQL ... continue reading
How to Switch a Failover Cluster to a New Domain

How to Switch a Failover Cluster to a New Domain

In this blog I will describe some new capabilities in Windows Server, version 1709 that enables changing a deployed Failover Cluster from one domain to another. For the last two decades, changing the domain membership of a Failover Cluster has ... continue reading

Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (December, 2017-Part 1)

Hello there! Stanislav Belov here to bring you the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series! As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, ... continue reading
Configuring a Hyper-V Host with PowerShell DSC (Part 1)

Configuring a Hyper-V Host with PowerShell DSC (Part 1)

Hello, my name is Michael Godfrey and I am a Platform’s Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft. I have been a Fabric Administrator for the past few years and have made it a habit of building quite a few Hyper-V ... continue reading
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