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Configuring cloud witness in Windows Server 2016 Cluster Azure Files #cloud #azure #winserv

Cloud Witness is a new type of Failover Cluster quorum witness being introduced in Windows Server 2016. But you will need an Azure Subscription to use this unless you are using your own private cloud to use a file share ... continue reading
server management tools

Azure Server management tools Manage your servers from anywhere #servermgmt #Azure #SMT

Server management tools is an Azure service that offers a set of web-based GUI and command line tools to manage Windows Servers. This is especially useful when managing headless servers such as Nano Server and Server Core. These tools also ... continue reading
Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 - Part 4: Location, Description

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 4: Location, Description

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn't sweat it. Find out how. Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today's businesses demand ever-greater availability from ... continue reading
Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 - Part 3: Using XML

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 3: Using XML

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn't sweat it. Find out how. Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today's businesses demand ever-greater availability from ... continue reading
Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 - Part 2: Using PowerShell

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 2: Using PowerShell

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn't sweat it. Find out how. Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today's businesses demand ever-greater availability from ... continue reading
Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 - Part 1: Overview

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 1: Overview

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn't sweat it. Find out how. Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today's businesses demand ever-greater availability from ... continue reading
Hyper-Converged Stack

Deploying Storage Spaces Direct with VMM 2016 or with Powershell #Cloud #hyperconverged #SysCtr #S2D

Windows Server 2016 comes with al lot of new options and Hyper-converged is one of the new options. In this blog post I’ll show you what options you have when using VMM and S2D. The tools are great but so ... 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
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