Failover Clustering

A Roundup of WS2016 TPv3 Links

August 21, 2015 // 4 Comments

I thought that I’d aggregate a bunch of links related to new things in the release of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 (TP3). I think this is pretty complete for Hyper-V folks – as you can see, there’s a lot of stuff in the networking stack. FYI: it looks like Network Controller [...]

Microsoft News – 29 June 2015

June 29, 2015 // 3 Comments

As you might expect, there’s lots of Azure news. Surprisingly, there is still not much substantial content on Windows 10. Hyper-V What is the Windows Server Network Controller? A post I wrote for Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency in Windows Server 2016: Dealing with transient cluster [...]

Give Your Feedback on Future Windows Server Releases

May 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

You have probably already heard about Windows Insider, a program for providing feedback and shaping the future of Windows on client devices – not that I did not say “Windows 10” because the Insiders program will live beyond the RTM of Windows 10 this summer. Similarly, the Windows Server [...]

Setting Up WS2016 Storage Spaces Direct SOFS

May 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

In this post I will show you how to set up a Scale-Out File Server using Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). Note that: I’m assuming you have done all your networking. Each of my 4 nodes has 4 NICs: 2 for a management NIC team called Management and 2 un-teamed 10 GbE NICs. The two [...]

Ignite 2015 – Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)

May 12, 2015 // 3 Comments

This session, presented by Claus Joergensen, Michael Gray, and Hector Linares can be found on Channel 9: Current WS2012 R2 Scale-Out File Server This design is known as converged (not hyper-converged). There are two tiers: Compute tier: Hyper-V hosts that are connected to storage by SMB 3.0 [...]

My Microsoft Ignite 2015 Session Content

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Microsoft recorded and shared a video of my session, The Hidden Treasures of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, along with the slides. My second session, End to-End Azure Site Recovery Solutions for Small-Medium Enterprises in one of the community theatres, was not recorded so I have placed the slides [...]

Ignite 2015–Nano Server: The Future of Windows Server

May 6, 2015 // 4 Comments

Speaker: Jeffrey Snover Reasons for Nano Server, the GUI-less installation of Windows Server   It’s a cloud play. For example, minimize patching. Note that Azure does not have Live Migration so patching is a big deal. CPS can have up to 16 TB of RAM moving around when you patch hosts – no [...]
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