So i was at a client a week ago to add 2 nodes to an existing S2D cluster. This was setup by a colleague of mine with VMM and WDS for Bare Metal Deployment. And was working a few months ago.Read more
As i wrote about in my prev post about DPM 2019, a few day’s ago the System Center team posted a blog on the Windows Server blog post about the upcoming 2019 release this month.
For the VMM 2019 release there is quite a few new features, most of them related to Software Defined things like SDN and S2D. I will go trough the S2D bit’s and one new cool tenant feature that has been asked about alot.Read more
A few day’s ago the System Center team posted a blog on the Windows Server blog post about the upcoming 2019 release this month.
For the 2019 release there was not alot of new features but i wanted to highlight one, the new Azure Monitor overview page. It’s an integration between the DPM server wich is connected to Azure Backup and Azure Log Analytics.Read more
Since mid August there has been a rebalance issue of the storage in a Windows Server 2019 S2D storagepool. When ever you rebooted a node S2D would kick off a repair moving data off the “down” node. If a node was down for hours this would result in a lot of data being moved off that node.Read more
In the first Part of this 2 part i showed you how to configure and enable the replication to Azure Site Recovery Vault
In this part i will show you how to run a failover test on the virtual machine you replicated over.Read more
One of the neat things you can do with Virtual Machine Manager is configure it to replicate Virtual Machines to a Azure Recovery Services Vault. And you can use Azure Site Recovery to fail those Virtual Machines over to Azure if you need to.Read more
A While back Microsoft changed there recommendation for Priority Flow Control for Clusters running RDMA with SMB3 in any way. If it’s an old fashion Storage Spaces with Scale Out Fileservers or Storage Spaces Direct. With RoCE RDMA the recommendation has always been to use Datacenter Bridging(DCB) and Priority Flow Control(PFC) for SMB3 traffic.Read more
As 2018 is in the logbooks I thought it was time to do a short summary of what has happened in 2018 that is worth mentioning. It has been pretty good, with mostly positive things but a few “setbacks”.Read more
Just before christmas I was asked how one should patch a cluster that has not been patched in over a year. The answer to that question is a bit tricky but I will help to guide you and tell you the pros and cons of doing it in the 2 ways that was tried on 2 different clusters.Read more
Yesterday i was deploying a new HA VMM setup for a client where we are going to baremetal deploy all the physical hosts. As we had a limitation on VMM 2016 GA due to migration tool from VMWare to Hyper-V required VMM 2016 LTSB i installed 2016 with Update Rollup 6.Read more