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It’s that time again: Windows Server Summit 2019!

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing. Its that time of the year again! Spring is in the air and Windows Server Summit is right around the corner. On May 22nd at Windows Server ... continue reading
New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

First published on MSDN on Apr 16, 2018 One of the quorum models for Failover Clustering is the ability to use a file share as a witness resource. As a recap, the File Share Witness is designated a vote in ... continue reading
Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

SMB Connections move on connect Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) relies on DNS round robin for inbound connections sent to cluster nodes. When using Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2016 and older, this behavior can be inefficient: if the connection is ... continue reading

Cluster Sets in Windows Server 2019 – Hyperscale for Hyperconverged !!

Cluster Sets is a new feature in Windows Server 2019 that was first introduced at Ignite 2017 . Cluster Sets is the new cloud scale-out technology that increases cluster node count in a single Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) cloud ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

First published on MSDN on Jan 16, 2019 Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple ... continue reading
Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

First published on MSDN on Nov 01, 2018 For those who attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, Florida, we thank you for making it another huge success. So much fun was had by all. We had the privilege of showing ... continue reading

Failover Clustering @ Ignite 2016

First published on MSDN on Sep 23, 2016 I am packing my bags getting ready for Ignite 2016 in Atlanta, and I thought I would post all the cluster and related sessions you might want to check out. See you ... continue reading
Dashboard for Azure resources in SCOM web console

Now available: Microsoft System Center 2019!

This blog post was authored by Vithalprasad Gaitonde, Principal PM Manager, System Center. Updated on March 14, 2019: On March 7, 2019, we shared that System Center 2019 would be coming soon. As of March 14, 2019, we are pleased ... continue reading
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Configuring Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 2 Troubleshooting

Introduction This article is the second of a four part series. Configuring Core Cluster Troubleshooting Storage Clusters [this article] Configuring Storage Network Infrastructures Managing Storage Clusters How to Test S2D for Health and Performance This article provides a guideline for performing ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple occasions and we haven’t really had a good ... continue reading