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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 Admin Center 1809.5 GA Update and Lenovo XClarity extension are publicly available

Windows Admin Center 1809.5 GA Update and Lenovo XClarity extension are publicly available

Windows Admin Center version 1809.5, which was released to Windows Insiders last December, is now publicly available as a GA (Generally Available) update. Version 1809.5 is a cumulative update to our 1809 GA release from last September which includes various ... continue reading
Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are 💯

Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are 💯

Heya folks, Ned here again. Some recent Windows Server 2019 news you may have missed: Storage Replica performance was greatly increased over our original numbers. I chatted about this at earlier Ignite sessions, but when we finally got to Orlando, ... continue reading

Turkey Day Mailbag

Hello Networking Enthusiasts – Tomorrow, the US will celebrate Thanksgiving and since we’re so close to a holiday we decided to keep this week’s blog fairly simple and answer some common questions and information we’ve seen over the last few ... continue reading
Diagram showing a server in Building 5 replicating with a server in Building 9

Step by Step Server-to-server storage replication with Windows Server 2019 Storage Replica #WindowsAdminCenter #StorageReplica #WindowsServer2019 #ReFS #SR #Azure

In the old days all File servers where on one place, and if you want to replicate data you needed a extra tool to do this. Now days its already build in into Windows server. Storage replica can be used ... continue reading
Let’s Build a Switch Embedded Team in SCVMM!

Let’s Build a Switch Embedded Team in SCVMM!

Hello, my name is Michael Godfrey and I am a Platform’s Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft. I have been a Fabric Administrator for the past few years and have made it a habit of building quite a few Hyper-V ... continue reading
Hyper-v RDMA and SET switch network architecture

Configuring Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 3 Network Infrastructure

Introduction This article is the third of a four part series. Core Cluster Troubleshooting Storage Clusters Configuring Storage Network Infrastructures [this article] Managing Storage Clusters In Part 1 Core Cluster the base functions of Windows Storage Spaces Direct was described ... continue reading
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Configuring Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 1 Core Cluster

Introduction This how-to guide lists the steps to deploy Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) on a four-node cluster of servers. Readers are encouraged to perform and understand each step of deployment in preparation to manage and support this environment in a ... continue reading
It’s Gone To Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance

It’s Gone To Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance

Hi folks, Ned here again. A few years ago, I demonstrated using Storage Replica as an extreme data mover, not just as a DR solution; copying blocks is a heck of lot more efficient than copying files. At the time, ... continue reading
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