Step-By-Step: Deploy Hyper-V on SMB 3.0

Hello Folks, just wrapped up another Windows Server 2012 R2 camp in Montreal.  it’s very cold (-33 degrees Celsius).  but the discussion were great.  we spent a good portion taking about SMB 3.0 and the added capabilities to support server applications.  An SMB file share can now store virtual machine (VM) and SQL Server resources…

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Step-By-Step: Scale-out file shares and continuously available file services

Hello folks, I’m the heels of another camp where we dove into Windows Server 2012 R2.  This particular one generated a lot of discussions around highly available file servers and the benefits they can bring your environment. so in this post, we’ll take a look at SMB Scale Out file servers.  don’t take my word…

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Failover Clustering: Let’s spread the Hyper-V love across hosts!

Some veteran IT Pros hear the term ‘Microsoft Clustering’ and their hearts start racing.  That’s because once upon a time Microsoft Cluster Services was very difficult and complicated.  In Windows Server 2008 it became much easier, and in Windows Server 2012 it is now available in all editions of the product, including Windows Server Standard. …

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