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Troubleshooting Kubernetes Networking on Windows: Part 1

Troubleshooting Kubernetes Networking on Windows: Part 1

We’ve all been there: Sometimes things just don’t work the way they should even though we followed everything down to a T. Kubernetes in particular, is not easy to troubleshoot – even if you’re an expert. There are multiple components ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2016

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2016

Hi folks, Dan Cuomo back for our next installment in this blog series on synthetic accelerations. Windows Server 2016 marked an inflection point in the synthetic acceleration world on Windows, so in this article we’ll talk about the architectural changes, ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell - Windows Server 2012 R2

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks, Dan Cuomo back for our next installment in this blog series on synthetic accelerations. This time we’ll cover Windows Server 2012 R2. If you haven’t already read the first post on Server 2012, I’d recommend reviewing that before ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012

Hi Folks, Dan Cuomo here to talk about the state of synthetic accelerations (sometimes synonymous with VMQ) on Windows Server. This is the first in a series of posts covering synthetic accelerations on 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019. We ... continue reading
Windows 10 (Build 1803) VDI Optimization Script Primer

Windows 10 (Build 1803) VDI Optimization Script Primer

Hello IT Professionals. Robert M. Smith, PFE here, with a short blog post regarding Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). A peer of mine Tim Muessig (also PFE), developed a PowerShell script that can be used to optimize Windows 10 Enterprise, 1803, ... continue reading
NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter

NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter

First published on MSDN on May 27, 2016 In this blog I will discuss what the NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter is and the scenarios when you should or should not enable it. The Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter (NetFT) ... continue reading
S2D Networking Best Practices @ MVP Days

S2D Networking Best Practices @ MVP Days

Hi Folks, Dan here with a quick post to let you know about a recent presentation given at Storage Spaces Direct MVP Days. During this session, I discussed some of the requirements and best practices for RDMA, and also covered ... continue reading
failover cluster manager console

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
Flowchart example of a hybrid network that extends an on-premises network to Azure

Best practices to consider before deploying a network virtual appliance

A network virtual appliance (NVA) is a virtual appliance primarily focused on network functions virtualization. A typical network virtual appliance involves various layers four to seven functions like firewall, WAN optimizer, application delivery controllers, routers, load balancers, IDS/IPS, proxies, SD-WAN ... continue reading
Best practices for naming your Microsoft Azure resources

Best practices for naming your Microsoft Azure resources

When talking about Cloud infrastructure, you might have come across the phrase “Pets versus cattle.” It appeared around 2012 when Bill Baker used it to differentiate between servers that can never be down and servers that are easily replaceable (e.g ... continue reading
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