Not going to Ignite, here is a list of Sessions to watch for WS2019, S2D, VMM and WAC

As I’m not going, and a bit glad as I have a huge task at home fixing things up after a water leak in the roof. But sad as I see people now heading for Ignite on Twitter. Thinking for myself, stop posting those posts 🙂

I wanted to share the sessions I will be trying to watch live and watch on demand after, I will separate them into the different solutions and post them pr day. As the schedule for live streaming is not yet available for those of us not going to Ignite.

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Storage Spaces Direct Rolling Cluster Upgrade to Windows Server 2019

I have been quite on the blog front for a while as when we got home from summer holiday in early August we had lots of water in the 2nd floor bathroom floor which had run down a crack in the floor into the living room underneath. So I have spent almost every free hour after that figuring out where the water was coming from by removing walls. And finding a lot of rot in the construction where the water came in. And the water damage in the living room also kicked off a total renovation of the living room. As the insurance does not cover everything we will need to do some stuff our self.

But today i found some time to write this blog post for you, and it’s about Upgrading your S2D cluster to 2019 🙂

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Build Your own DIY home lab Part 2: The “Server Room”

So a while ago i started on a blog post series i had hoped to be able to update with you on a regular basis. That did not happen as the new job was quite hectic and i was not able to get the funding i needed for the new S2D lab. So i ended up getting the old HP DL380 G6 servers from my then old job.

After the Nordic Infrastructure Conference i was approached by a company about a new exciting new job working on S2D, VMM, SCOM and Azure Stack as main focus. After some interview’s  i decided to join CTGlobal which i started with in April. So now i thought it was time to revive this series. Since then my S2D cluster has been running very good. Upgrading it to Insider Build 17083 which is the last Insider Build that is supported on VMM 1801. New blog post cumming as soon as the VMM team releases a build for RS5 Windows Server 2019.

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Unable to Bare Metal Deploy new S2D host from VMM with both physical Mellanox nic

4 weeks ago i started my new job at CTGlobal here in Norway. Where i will be focusing on S2D, VMM, OMS, Azure Stack and other datacenter solutions. As we are deploying S2D with VMM we wanted to build an easy to use but robust way of configuring VMM and deploy the physical hosts for S2D and configure them all the way til we create the cluster and enable S2D. Deploying the host require BMC deep discovery of the host. It detects everything from disks, controller, network cards and so on. In my home lab i have Mellanox CX3 cards and are using them for host mgmt and SMB, so i am using a setSwitch with this. And configured this in the script.

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