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Upgrading and what is new in Windows Server 2019 Clustering #winserv #RunWS2019 #WindowsServer2019

This blog post is the first of a series on Windows Server 2019. #MSIgnite is coming and there will be a lot of new features coming. So in preparation I’ll show you what is changed and how to build things ... continue reading

Breaking Into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: Network Performance Improvements for Virtual Workloads

Hello World! Brandon Wilson here with another pointer to some of the new networking features in Windows Server 2019 straight from the Windows Core Networking team! In this week’s posting, the discussion surrounds enhancements to network performance for virtual workloads ... 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

Share On: Twitter      Share on: LinkedIn 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. Look for the Try ... continue reading
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Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 3 Network Infrastructure

Deploying S2D on a 4-node cluster. QoS & Hyper-V virtual adaptors. Switch Enabled Teaming virtual switch & SMB Multipath infrastructure. Part 3 of 4.continue reading
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Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 1 Core Cluster

How to deploy S2D on a 4-node cluster. Perform each step in preparation to manage and support the core cluster in a production environment. Part 1 of 4.continue reading
New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the ... continue reading
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Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI)?

With the introduction of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition a new feature called Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) was introduced. At a very high level, this solution allows you to pool together locally attached storage and present it to the cluster as a CSV ... 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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Clustering FileServer Data Deduplication on Windows 2016 Step by Step #sofs #winserv #ReFS #WindowsServer2016 #Dedupe

Building a File server in Server 2016 isn’t that different tan in Server 2012R2 except there are different options, ReFS, DeDupe and a lot more options. As we start with the basic file server clustered and using ReFS and Data ... continue reading

The technical value of WSSD validated HCI solutions, part 1

This post is authored by Carmen Crincoli, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server, and is the first of a 2-part series aimed at explaining the value provided by the Windows Server-Software Defined (WSSD) program. As many of you are aware, one ... continue reading