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Microsoft Software Defined Storage AKA Scale-out File Server (SOFS)

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Business Challenges: $/IOPS and $/TB Continuous Availability Fault Tolerance Storage Performance Segregation of production, development and disaster recovery storage De-duplication of unstructured data Segregation of data between production site and disaster recovery site Continuous break fix of Distributed File Systems … Continue reading

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Microsoft Multi-Site Failover Cluster for DR & Business Continuity

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Not every organisation looses millions of dollar per second but some does. An organisation may not loose millions of dollar per second but consider customer service and reputation are number one priority. These type of business wants their workflow to … Continue reading

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Understanding Dynamic Quorum in a Microsoft Failover Cluster

Windows Server 2012: Failover Clustering Deep Dive Microsoft introduced an advanced quorum configuration option in Windows Server 2012/R2. You can choose to enable dynamic quorum management by cluster. There are major benefits of having dynamic quorum in any Microsoft cluster whether … Continue reading

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How to Connect and Configure Virtual Fibre Channel, FC Storage and FC Tape Library from within a Virtual Machine in Hyper-v Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-v Role provides Fibre Channel ports within the guest operating system, which allows you to connect to Fibre Channel directly from within virtual machines. This feature enables you to virtualize workloads that use direct FC … Continue reading

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Migrating VMs from Standalone Hyper-v Host to clustered Hyper-v Host

Scenario 1: In-place migration of two standalone Windows Servers (Hyper-v role installed) into clustered Windows Servers (Hyper-v role installed). Steps involved in this scenario. There will be downtime in this scenario. Delete all snapshots from VMs Update Windows Server to latest … Continue reading

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