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Demo: Cluster Rolling Upgrade

Demo: Cluster Rolling Upgrade

Using Cluster Rolling Upgrade functionality in SCVMM 2016, you can now upgrade your Windows Server 2012 R2 clusters to Windows Server 2016 clusters with no downtime to running workloads. Watch this video to learn about the pre-requisites and the see ... continue reading
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Deploying a Highly Available File Server in Azure IaaS (ARM) with SIOS DataKeeper

In this post we will detail the specific steps required to deploy a 2-node File Server Failover Cluster in a single region of Azure using Azure Resource Manager. I will assume you are familiar with basic Azure concepts as well ... continue reading
Cluster OS Rolling Upgrades in Windows Server 2016

Cluster OS Rolling Upgrades in Windows Server 2016

Learn about Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade, a new feature in Windows Server 2016 that enables an administrator to seamlessly upgrade the operating system of the nodes in a Failover Cluster from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016 ... continue reading
Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016

Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016

In previous OS versions, the RD Connection Broker required a dedicated SQL Server cluster using Windows authentication for high availability. Learn how in Windows Server 2016, Azure SQL Database using SQL authentication is supported ... continue reading
Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016

Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016

Learn how Storage Replica, a new fault tolerant feature in Windows Server 2016, protects your data in stretch clusters, server-to-server, and cluster-to-cluster scenarios ... 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-60fc0fdad726a713741234/] 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
Update Drive Firmware Without Downtime in Storage Spaces Direct

Update Drive Firmware Without Downtime in Storage Spaces Direct

Join Technical Evangelist Matt McSpirit, along with Program Managers Tobias Klima and Cosmos Darwin from the Windows team, as they demo rolling out new drive firmware across Storage Spaces Direct cluster nodes with NO workload downtime, NO active management, and ... continue reading