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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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Each cluster member server requires a set of Windows Roles and Features to be installed and configured. Note: These prerequisites must be installed on every cluster node. Open a PowerShell window and run the following commands on all nodes. At ... continue reading
Windows Storage Spaces pool is a data structure that groups disks into a pool. Virtual Disks are carved out of disks within a pool. Disk failures are also repaired within a storage pool. This procedure applies to Windows Server 2012 R2. For the following ... continue reading
Each node of a Windows Cluster should be configured exactly the same including the networking parameters (other than unique IP addresses for each system). Every node on a Windows Cluster should be configured with IP Addresses DNS Default Gateways Interconnect ... continue reading
The drivers for the Mellanox NIC card may already be on the Windows distribution, but should be updated to the latest version. Download the drivers and run the setup file that comes with the driver package. Datasheets and documentation: ConnectX®-3 EN ... continue reading
Multipath IO (MPIO) is required when more than one computer system is attached to the same set of shared disks. MPIO is also required when attaching additional storage externally via the SAS ports located on the rear of each of the system nodes ... continue reading
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, at ... continue reading
This article documents the BIOS parameter settings to achieve the best performance for Mellanox Network Cards. Disable Hyper-Threading Set CPU Power to High Performance Boot to BIOS and go to Advanced Select CPU Configuration Disable Hyper-Threading Enable Power Performance Parameters ... continue reading
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