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Hyper-Converged Stack

Deploying Storage Spaces Direct with VMM 2016 or with Powershell #Cloud #hyperconverged #SysCtr #S2D

Windows Server 2016 comes with al lot of new options and Hyper-converged is one of the new options. In this blog post I’ll show you what options you have when using VMM and S2D. The tools are great but so ... continue reading

Deploying Nano Server to a Bare-Metal Machine using a WIM and WinPE

There are several ways to deploy Nano Server to a physical machine: Dual-boot a Nano Server vhd or vhdx PxE-boot a bare-metal machine and install Nano Server from WDS using a vhd or vhdx PxE-boot a bare-metal machine and install ... continue reading
SoFS Configure Role

Create Scale-Out File System on Windows Cluster

The Scale-out File System service provides a distributed multi-access service for SMB shares on Windows 2012r2 and 2016.  This allows access to network file shares as a service, so access can migrate from node to node, and in some cases allow simultaneous access ... continue reading
Add Storage Pool as Cluster Resource

Add Storage Spaces as a Cluster Resource

This article will show a step-by-step procedure on how to add Storage Spaces storage and disks as a Windows Cluster Resource on Windows Server 2012r2 and 2016 We will use the Failover Cluster Manager instead of PowerShell for the next operations since these same ... continue reading
Cluster Validation Command Output

Create a Two-Node Windows Cluster

This article describes the steps to create a Two-Node Windows 2012r2 Cluster to be used for storage services as well as host Hyper-V VMs. Prerequisites Both nodes should be domain joined Prerequisite Roles and Features installed (see Windows Cluster and Storage ... continue reading
PowerShell Command Outputs

Create a Virtual Disk on Storage Spaces Standard

How to create Multiple Virtual Disks (Spaces) on a single Windows Storage Pool 2012r2 to give the best performance and reliability.continue reading
Shutdown the VM

Expanding Virtual HDs managed by Windows Failover Cluster

How to expand a VHD or VHDx Virtual Hard Drive on hosts under the control of Windows Cluster Services while the VM is down or offline.continue reading
KB2-1-Disk-Error-List

Clearing Disks on Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct

Clear out old storage pools, virtual disks and meta data left behind on hard drives on Storage Spaces Direct infrastructures.continue reading
Part 3: How to configure WDS, Unattend.xml file, Windows PE Image, and Nano Server image to deploy a Nano Server at-a-scale

Part 3: How to configure WDS, Unattend.xml file, Windows PE Image, and Nano Server image to deploy a Nano Server at-a-scale

Over a series of blog posts we will describe a solution for how to deploy Nano Server at scale using Microsoft tools. The blog posts are: Part – 1: Nano Server Domain Join (Deployment-at-a-scale an introduction) Part – 2: How ... continue reading