Build Your own DIY home or lab Storage Spaces Direct Cluster orderd from ebay Part 1

So i built a 2 node S2D cluster  a while ago at home on some old HP G6 nodes i got cheap. But have decided to get rid of that and setup a new 3 node cluster with bit’s i can find on ebay. And reuse disks i have. This will be a multipart blog post as the parts are orderd and they come in. And during the build process. I will provide a step by step guide in building it, installing, configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting Storage Spaces Direct. Including switch config.

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Deploy an application to multiple folders and install it with powershell

So i had to dabble my feet into Powershell this week. Something i need to work a lot more on in the future. So expect to see more scripts popping up soon 🙂

What i had to do was create a script that would allow me to roll out an application to many folders under a directory. As this particular program does not “scale” quite well on users so we needed to manually scale out many instances of the same service on the same server. Now this was setup on multiple servers as well for redundancy. Now we created a folder on a share with the files needed and the config file.

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How to move your On-Premise WordPress site to a Azure webapp

So as i am starting a new job in less then 2 months, i thought it was time to move this site from a Virtual Machine running on my current employers S2D cluster to Azure. So i decided to share my way there. So i started googling on how to do this. There where some guides here and there. Some older ones and one from docs.microsoft.com, this one did not move everything. So i started with one, got a timeout error. Tried another did not work.

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How to bring a REFS volume online again if it get’s offline and alert about it.

So we are having some issues with a REFS volume going offline, on a singel server storage pool if there is too much data being written to the volume in the morning. At the moment we have not figured out why. Disks are showing ok. Get-Physicaldisk and Get-Virtualdisk is ok. Everything says it’s healthy. And logs only show REFS being taken offline due to write error.

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