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Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

SMB Connections move on connect Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) relies on DNS round robin for inbound connections sent to cluster nodes. When using Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2016 and older, this behavior can be inefficient: if the connection is ... continue reading
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So what exactly is the CLIUSR account

From time to time, people stumble across the local user account called CLIUSR and wonder what it is, while you really don’t need to worry about it; we will cover it for the curious in this blog. The CLIUSR account ... continue reading
Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log (January 2018 edition)

Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log (January 2018 edition)

First published on TECHNET on Jan 23, 2018 Hyper-V has changed over the last few years and so has our event log structure. With that in mind, here is an update of Ben's original post in 2009 ("Looking at the ... continue reading
What's new in Hyper-V for the Windows 10 Creators Update?

What’s new in Hyper-V for the Windows 10 Creators Update?

First published on TECHNET on Apr 13, 2017 Microsoft just released the Windows 10 Creators Update . Which means Hyper-V improvements! New and improved features in Creators Update: Quick Create Checkpoint and Save for nested Hyper-V Dynamic resize for VM ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part five

Self-service is core to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Back in the virtualization days, you had to wait for someone to create a VLAN for you, carve out a LUN, and find space on a host. If Microsoft Azure ran that way, we ... continue reading

Building VM template using Assigned Access

First published on TECHNET on Nov 30, 2017 Since it took me a couple of attempts to create VM templates for Azure portal management and Remote Desktop (in order to make them available for the TAP evaluation), I thought it ... continue reading
Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

First published on TECHNET on Nov 29, 2017 It’s great to see customers trying out PAWs and it’s generating a lot of great questions. Many questions are related to shielded VMs so I’d like to focus this blog post on ... continue reading

How to deploy a VM template for PAW

First published on TECHNET on Nov 01, 2017 Continuing with the PAW series, after you followed the previous blog to build the PAW device, you can now deploy PAW VMs on it. There are two types of VMs you can ... continue reading

Shielded VMs – additional considerations when running a guarded fabric

First published on TECHNET on Apr 21, 2017 So you’ve deployed a guarded fabric and your VMs are running happily. Having now reached that perfect steady state, let's have a look at the operational and administrative differences relative to a ... continue reading
Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

First published on MSDN on Aug 10, 2017 By Amitabh Tamhane Goals: This topic provides an overview of providing persistent storage for containers with data volumes backed by Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and SMB Global Mapping ... continue reading