Cluster Sets in Windows Server 2019

Great! You just found out about the greatest hidden gem of Windows Server 2016 which is now scheduled for the Windows Server 2019 release. Cluster Sets already have been announced at Microsoft Ignite 2017, and now also in this blog on Windows Server 2019.   Cluster Sets Since the introduction of Storage Spaces Direct I’ve […]

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VMM – Adding PXE server – Error (21150)

When preparing a System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (4.0.1662.0) environment for bare-metal deployment I walked into the following issue when adding the PXE server. This VMM installation is highly available, in other words: Clustered. Issue   Error in VMM: Error (21150) Failed to customize WinPE Image. Recommended Action Verify that Virtual Machine Manager and […]

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Windows Server 2016 Networking – Multiple DCB priorities

When configuring DCB on Windows Server 2016, you can create policies to tag specific traffic with a specific priority to let DCB handle the right QoS. For more info how this works, please see this blog series: http://www.darrylvanderpeijl.com/windows-server-2016-networking-rdma-dcb-pfc-ets-etc/ When you have multiple types of traffic that you want to separate into DCB priorities, e.g. Storage and […]

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Storage Spaces Direct Needs Rebalance

When you write or delete a lot of data in your storage pool it could be that your volumes end up with the operational status of “Needs Rebalance” This operation needs to be executed by the Administrator (Yes, i’m pointing at you right now) when your disks need a rebalance. You can use the following […]

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