Moving on to part three of this series (Windows Server 2019 and Windows Admin Center being previously covered), this time the focus is on technologies included in Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition, with Storage Spaces Direct being one of the key ones. Once again you will see that Windows Admin Center features heavily in the sessions, highlighting the importance of becoming familiar with what it can offer. One of the important things that needs to be said upfront about HCI solutions is that you should work with your preferred OEM and one of their Windows Server Software-Defined program certified solutions to ensure you get a solution that meets your requirements.
From Hyper-V to hyper-converged infrastructure with Windows Admin Center
Discover how Windows Admin Center (Formerly Project "Honolulu") makes it easier than ever to manage and monitor Hyper-V. It’s quick to deploy, there’s no additional license, and it’s built from years of feedback – this is YOUR new dashboard! Ready to go hyper-converged? New features like Storage Spaces Direct and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) are built right in, so you get an integrated, seamless experience ready for the future of the software-defined datacenter.
Jumpstart your hyper-converged infrastructure deployment with Windows Server
The time is now to adopt hyper-converged infrastructure and Storage Spaces Direct. Where to start? This session covers design considerations and best practices, how to choose and procure the best hardware, sizing and planning, deployment, and how to validate your cluster is ready for showtime. Get tips and tricks directly from the experts! Applies to Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019.
Storage Spaces Direct + Windows Server 2019 + Windows Admin Center: Experience the power of performance history
Performance history is a new feature that gives Storage Spaces Direct administrators easy access to historical compute, memory, network, and storage measurements across host servers, drives, volumes, virtual machines, and more. In this session, see how you can access this Performance history data and how you can use Windows Admin Center to visualize it.
Be an IT hero with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2019
The virtualization wave of datacenter modernization, consolidation, and savings made you an IT hero. Now, the next big wave is here: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, powered by software-defined storage! Storage Spaces Direct is purpose-built software-defined storage for Hyper-V. Save money, accelerate IO performance, and simplify your infrastructure, from the datacenter to the edge. This packed technical session covers everything that’s new for Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2019.
What is the Windows Server Software Defined (WSSD) program and why does it matter?
The Window Server Software Defined (WSSD) program allows vendors to build and offer a tested end-to-end hyper-converged infrastructure solution. After implementing more than 100 Storage Spaces Direct projects, Carsten think this is more important than ever. Why? In this session, learn the reasons, and get help choosing the right solution for you!
Dave Kawula's notes from the field on Storage Spaces Direct
This session looks at the field notes from production deployments of Storage Spaces Direct over the past six months. Various scenarios are covered from two-node SMB to enterprise configurations and everything in between. We look at some lessons learned for hardware configurations, firmware updates, and core network configurations. We also review some upgrade paths to the latest release of Windows Server 2019 LTSC. This session is action packed and you should definitely come ready to learn—delivered by Hyper Converged expert MVP Dave Kawula who has deployed Storage Spaces Direct all over the world.
Modernize your datacenter with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) in Windows Server
In Windows Server 2019, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is faster, more powerful, and simpler to use than ever before with SDN Express for deployment and Windows Admin Center for day-to-day management. Use SDN to harden your network and avoid being the next victim of a malicious person or hacking group. Gain flexibility with virtual appliances from Microsoft and third parties and benefit from rich analysis and visibility into traffic that routes through your network. This packed, technical session shows you how to get started and covers everything new for SDN in Windows Server 2019.