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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

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