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Achieving SQL Server HA/DR with a mix of Always On Availability Groups and SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances

Introduction The topic of mixing SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) with Always On Availability Groups (AG) is pretty well documented. However, most of the available documentation documents configurations that assume the SQL Server FCI portion of the solution utilizes ... 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
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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
Turkey Day Mailbag

Turkey Day Mailbag

First published on TECHNET on Nov 21, 2018Hello 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 ... continue reading
Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

First published on TECHNET on Oct 10, 2018Kyle Bisnett and Bill Curtis here. We are two Software Defined Network Blackbelts and Premier Field Engineers at Microsoft and specialize in Hybrid Cloud technologies, which includes Cloud Platform System, Azure Stack and ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #5 Network Performance Improvements for Virtual Workloads

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #5 Network Performance Improvements for Virtual Workloads

First published on TECHNET on Aug 22, 2018Share On: Twitter Share on: LinkedInThis 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.Look for ... continue reading
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Protect Azure Virtual Machines using storage spaces direct with Azure Site Recovery

Storage spaces direct (S2D) lets you host a guest cluster on Microsoft Azure which is especially useful in scenarios where virtual machines (VMs) are hosting a critical application like SQL, Scale out file server, or SAP ASCS. You can learn ... 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
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step by step Windows Server 2019 File Server clustering With powershell or GUI #Cluster #HA #Azure #WindowsAdminCenter #WindowsServer2019

Installing the Cluster is easy now days. But just this I post a little blog on how to do this, In my blog stats it shows that the 2012 post is still very active , so time for an update ... continue reading
Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

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 you what is new and coming in Windows ... continue reading