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Add Storage Pool as Cluster Resource

Add Storage Spaces as a Cluster Resource

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
Cluster Validation Command Output

Create a Two-Node Windows Cluster

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. Prerequisites Both nodes should be domain joined Prerequisite Roles and Features installed (see Windows Cluster and Storage ... continue reading

Windows Cluster and Storage Spaces Prerequisite Roles and Features

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
change network adapter settings

Configure Network Ports on Windows Clustered Systems

Each node of a Windows Cluster should be configured exactly the same including the networking parameters (other than unique IP addresses for each system). Configure IP Addresses Every node on a Windows Cluster should be configured with IP Addresses DNS ... continue reading

Configuring Multipath IO on Windows Cluster Systems

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
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Hyper-V VMs fail with error 0x80070569 while Starting or Live Migrating

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

Configuring a Windows Cluster Quorum Witness

Clusters with an even number of members are vulnerable to "Split Brain". The best solution for this is to create a disk or share quorum member.continue reading
Shutdown the VM

Expanding Virtual HDs managed by Windows Failover Cluster

How to expand a VHD or VHDx Virtual Hard Drive on hosts under the control of Windows Cluster Services while the VM is down or offline.continue reading
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Clearing Disks on Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct

Clear out old storage pools, virtual disks and meta data left behind on hard drives on Storage Spaces Direct infrastructures.continue reading
Hyperconvergence Lab Overview

Storage Spaces Direct – Lab Environment Setup

This article discusses the lab configuration built to test the features and operation of Windows 2016 Storage Spaces Direct as a complete hyper-converged server infrastructure. Hyper-Converged Lab with Storage Spaces Direct Argon Systems has partnered with hardware technology companies Supermicro and ... continue reading