Storage

Windows Server 2012 Cluster-In-A-Box, RDMA, And More

June 18, 2012 // 4 Comments

Notes taken from TechEd NA 2012 session WSV310: Volume Platform for Availability Huge amount of requests/feedback from customers.  MSFT spent a year focusing on customer research (US, Germany, and Japan) with many customers of different sizes.  Came up with Continuous Availability with zero data [...]

Cluster Shared Volumes Reborn in WS2012: Deep Dive

June 18, 2012 // 7 Comments

Noes from TechEd North America 2012 session WSV430: New in Windows Server 2012 File services is supported on CSV for application workloads.  Can leverage SMB 3.0 and be used for transparent failover Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) Improved backup/restore Improved performance with block level I/O [...]

Windows Server 2012 Community Events

May 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Microsoft is organising a series of community events globally to spread the word about Windows Server 2012.  I say community because the speakers will be MVPs.  The event site will be updated over the coming months with news of more events, and watch out communications from your local [...]

Please Welcome CSVFS

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you’re using Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering for Scale Out File Server or for HA Hyper-V then you’ve created one or more Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).  This active-active clustered file system (where orchestration is performed by the cluster nodes rather than the file system to [...]

How I’m Building Our Demo Lab Environment

April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

I’ve talked about our lab in the past and I’ve recorded/shown a few demos from it.  It’s one thing to build a demo, but it’s a whole other thing to build a lab environment, where I need to be able to build lots of different demos for W2008 R2 (current support for System Center 2012), [...]
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