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Azure Resource Manager (ARM) - Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) – Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

#> ########################################################################################################## ############################### ## SCRIPT OPTIONS & PARAMETERS ############################### #Requires -Version 3 #Requires -Modules AzureRM # Version: 1.1 <# - 28/07/2017 * added progress bar and confirmation prompt. * added "-ProcessAllVMs" switch, without this script only processes 3 x VMs ... continue reading

25 reasons to choose Azure Stack HCI

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Marketing. At the Windows Server Summit in May, Cosmos Darwin and Greg Cusanza from the Windows Server team presented a lightning round all about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ... continue reading
Enabling Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2019 Volumes

Enabling Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2019 Volumes

I was recently asked to help out our friends at Channel 9 with a storage problem. They capture large video files as part of their recordings and have to have them local for fast access in order to edit them ... continue reading
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Storage Spaces Direct Management Pack (S2D) error in SCOM fixed in UR7

If you are running into error below after installing S2D Management pack and trying to add a new group, then you will be happy to know what we have fixed this issue in SCOM 2016 UR7. Please install the fix ... continue reading
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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
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
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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
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

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