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Understanding the Windows Server Failover Cluster Quorum in Windows Server 2016

Before we look at the new quorum features in Windows Server 2016, I think it is important to know where we came from. In my previous post Understanding the Windows Server Failover Cluster Quorum in Windows Server 2012 R2 I ... continue reading
Virtual Machine Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

Virtual Machine Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

Join Elden Christensen, Principal PM Manager in the High Availability & Storage team, for an overview and demo of VM (Virtual Machine) Load Balancing, an exciting new feature built right into Windows Server 2016. VM Load Balancing analyzes the compute ... continue reading
Network Load Balancing and other software components

Windows Server 2016 NLB Network Load Balancing non-SDN or Software Load Balancing (SLB) for SDN #NLB #SLB #SDN

Windows Server 2016 Network Load Balancing. You can use Network Load Balancing to manage two or more servers as a single virtual cluster. Network Load Balancing enhances the availability and scalability of Internet server applications such as those used on ... continue reading
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Getting Started with Windows Containers

Join Lex Thomas and Ryan Berry as they go through a series of quick demos explaining what Windows Containers are, what you can do with them and how they can benefit you and your organization.[0:52] What are Containers and why ... continue reading
Configure the Network Ports on a Windows Cluster

Configure the Network Ports on a Windows Cluster

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
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Create Scale-Out SMB Shares

Now we will create SMB shares on the Windows Scale-Out File Server.  Each share will be attached a Virtual Disk. Multiple shares can be created for a Virtual Disk, or you can elect to create only a single share for ... continue reading
Create the Windows Cluster

Create the Windows Cluster

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: [crayon-616a021d22ed7901903601/] This process ... continue reading
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Name the Systems and Join to Windows Domain

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
SoFS Configure Role

Create Scale-Out File System on Windows Cluster

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
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