Align VMs with Storage

With Storage Spaces Direct, every Metadata / write IO is redirected to the node who owns the Cluster Shared Volume. If you’re using NTFS the volume will be in “Block Redirected Mode”, if ReFS is used the volume will be in “File System Redirected Mode”.  You can see this with Powershell; Get-ClusterSharedVolumeState. More info on […]

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Windows Server Summit – S2D recap

Yesterday (26th of June, 2018) Microsoft held the Windows Server Summit which was mainly focused, not a surprise, on Windows Server. I think this is a great thing, exposure of Windows Server and all the cool capabilities we got since the 2016 release, which IMHO are underexposed and buried under the Azure marketing. Although many […]

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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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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: https://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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