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Storage Spaces Direct using Windows Server 2016 virtual machines

Storage Spaces Direct using Windows Server 2016 virtual machines

First published on MSDN on May 27, 2015 Windows Server 2016 introduces Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), which enables building highly available storage systems which is virtual shared storage across the servers using local disks. This is a significant step forward ... continue reading
Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Recovery from Network Disconnects

Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Recovery from Network Disconnects

First published on MSDN on Sep 04, 2013 Overview Windows Server Failover Clustering has always monitored the running state of virtual machines and the health state of clustered network and clustered storage. We are furthering the failure detection to include ... continue reading

Optimizing CSV Backup Performance

First published on MSDN on May 06, 2013 Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is a clustered file system available in Windows Server 2012 where all nodes in a Windows Server Failover Cluster can simultaneously access a common shared NTFS volume. CSV ... continue reading
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is released! Here is a quick overview

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is released! Here is a quick overview

First published on TECHNET on Jul 31, 2018 System Center 1807 announcement is available here . What’s new in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is available here . How to Upgrade to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1807 is ... 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

Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 2 Troubleshooting

Testing guidelines for S2D cluster network and storage components in a common configuration. Instructions on health monitoring included. Part 2 of 4.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

Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10

Virtualization provides a plethora of solutions from making the most of an organization’s hardware investment to running specific applications in other OS offerings. Windows 8 was the first Windows client operating system to include hardware virtualization support natively. Using the ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #2 Propelling broadcast video with DPDK on Windows

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #2 Propelling broadcast video with DPDK on Windows

Share On: Twitter This blog is part of a series for the Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019! -- Click HERE to see the other blogs in this series. Don't forget to tune in next week for the ... continue reading