Windows Server 2008 End-to-End Storage Scenarios

1. Windows Server 2008 Storage Explorer 1A. Goal Making sure the devices are properly discovered. 1B1. Setup for FC FC Network: Make sure hosts, switches and SAN are properly connected. SAN: Configure device (including configuration of WWNs), create/unmask LUNs.Host: Load/configure HBA drivers. 1B2. Setup for iSCSI Network: Make sure hosts, switches and SAN are properly…

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Windows Logo Kit 1.1 and Storage

  Introduction   I learning about the Windows Logo Programs and Logo Tests in the Windows Logo Kit 1.1, as I prepare to participate in the upcoming Windows Server 2008 LogoFest next week in Redmond. This is my attempt to share my findings and help accellerate anyone trying to use the WLK, with the usual focus on…

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http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering is restarting

I just wanted to share that the good team working on Windows Server Clustering and High Availability is re-energizing their blog. With the significant improvements in Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering and the RTM and launch upon us, timing could not be better… Be sure to check them at http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering for the latest series of TechNet…

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Installing the evaluation version of WUDSS 2003 Refresh and the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target Version 3.1 on a VM

Overview These are step-by-step instructions on how to install the 180-day evaluation version of the Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 Refresh (WUDSS 2003 Refresh) on a virtual machine environment running on Virtual PC 2007. This WUDDS 2003 Refresh was released in September 2007 and includes an updated management interface and the new version 3.1…

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The Basics of Single Instance Storage (SIS) in WSS 2003 R2 and WUDSS 2003

What is SIS Single Instance Storage (SIS) is a feature of Windows Storage Server (WSS) 2003 R2 and Windows Unified Storage Server (WUDSS) 2003 that helps save disk space by de-duplicating files. If you have two or more identical files in a volume, SIS will store a single copy of those bits, replacing the files…

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