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Analysis of network connection data with Azure Monitor for virtual machines

Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs) collects network connection data that you can use to analyze the dependencies and network traffic of your VMs. You can analyze the number of live and failed connections, bytes sent and received, and the ... continue reading
NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter

NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter

First published on MSDN on May 27, 2016 In this blog I will discuss what the NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter is and the scenarios when you should or should not enable it. The Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter (NetFT) ... continue reading
Speeding Up Failover Tips-n-Tricks

Speeding Up Failover Tips-n-Tricks

First published on MSDN on Apr 29, 2016 From time-to-time people ask me for suggestions on what tweaks they can do to make Windows server Failover Cluster failover faster. In this blog I’ll discuss a few tips-n-tricks. Disable NetBIOS over ... 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
Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

First published on TECHNET on Nov 07, 2018 #LEDBAT@Win10Transports Why don't we dive right  in?   What is a Congestion Provider and why do you (the reader) care? What is it? A Congestion Provider is an algorithm that controls the flow ... continue reading
Support for LEDBAT: Public Service Announcement

Support for LEDBAT: Public Service Announcement

First published on TECHNET on Oct 05, 2018Don't forget to #LEDBAT and @Win10TransportsThere is buzz on the IT Blogs & Boards that LEDBAT isn’t working as advertised on Windows Server 2016 and up – this is easily explained and is ... continue reading
TCP Templates for Windows Server 2019 – How to tune your Windows Server Transports (Advanced users only 😉)

TCP Templates for Windows Server 2019 – How to tune your Windows Server Transports (Advanced users only 😉)

First published on TECHNET on Oct 03, 2018Don't forget to #LEDBAT and @Win10TransportsWindows TCP parameters can be configured using templates. However, Windows TCP template tuning is one of the deepest darkest mysteries throughout the land. There is only one solution ... continue reading
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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
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Processing trillions of events per day with Apache Kafka on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Noor Abani and Negin Raoof, Software Engineer, who jointly performed the benchmark, optimization and performance tuning experiments under the supervision of Nitin Kumar, Siphon team, AI Platform. Our sincere thanks to Dhruv Goel and Uma ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: How to configure a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance in Azure

Step-by-Step: How to configure a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance in Azure

Introduction If you are reading this article you probably are still using SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and want to take advantage of the extended security updates that Microsoft is offering if you move your SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 into Azure ... continue reading