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Building and Maintaining a Microsoft Cloud
Step-by-step technical articles documenting how to deploy and manage a hyper-converged Microsoft cloud infrastructure with Windows Server 2016.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
When configuring a new DHCP server, often the configuration wizard automatically creates a binding to a random network adapter. If this adaptor is not configured or is unplugged, then the DHCP wizard will use the IP address available – often ... continue reading
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