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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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Windows clustering requires the network configuration be complete and accurate. The network ports should be configured with IP Addresses, DNS, Default Gateways and any other relevant networking details. The DNS IP address will likely be your Active Directory servers, otherwise you ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016 can be installed in a similar fashion as the last several releases. In this example we will create a bootable USB drive with Windows Server 2016 available to install. The classic method of creating a Windows Installation USB drive ... continue reading
Windows Server Core is a trimmed down version of Windows which has no GUI support. Management of Server Core is accomplished either by command line local to the server, or via GUI utilities from a separate server running Windows GUI ... continue reading
We will now create the Windows 2016 or 2012r2 cluster on the domain joined systems. Log onto one of the systems using a domain administrator account. This procedure is run on only one node. Run the following PowerShell command: Test-Cluster –Node node-1,node-2 ... continue reading
We are joining the Storage Spaces cluster to a Windows Domain. Join every cluster node to your domain and rename the nodes to match your IT standard naming scheme. This is done in the standard Windows methodology via the Server ... continue reading
Supermicro IPMI has the ability to use AD to authenticate users without having to add them the IPMI system on each server. Instead of authenticating against the internal IPMI database, it can query AD. Users are identified by a specific security group. Any member is granted access.continue reading
The Scale-out File System service provides a distributed multi-access service for SMB shares on Windows 2012r2 and 2016. This allows access to network file shares as a service, so access can migrate from node to node, and in some cases allow simultaneous access ... continue reading
This article will show a step-by-step procedure on how to add Storage Spaces storage and disks as a Windows Cluster Resource on Windows Server 2012r2 and 2016 We will use the Failover Cluster Manager instead of PowerShell for the next operations since these same ... continue reading
This article describes the steps to create a Two-Node Windows 2012r2 Cluster to be used for storage services as well as host Hyper-V VMs. Both nodes should be domain joined Prerequisite Roles and Features installed (see Windows Cluster and Storage Spaces ... continue reading
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