New white paper: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Architecture and Deployment


A new white paper about Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Architecture and Deployment (including the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3) has just been published.
Here’s an outline of this content:

  • Introduction

  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Overview

    • Comparing Windows Server Operating System Storage Offerings

      • Comparing Windows Storage Server with Windows Server

      • Identifying Windows Storage Server Features

      • What’s New in Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

    • Comparing Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 with Windows Server 2008 R2

    • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Editions

    • Identifying Storage Challenges

      • Identify Scalability Storage Challenges

      • Identify Availability Storage Challenges

      • Identify Security Storage Challenges

      • Identify Manageability Storage Challenges

      • Identify Data Recovery Storage Challenges

    • Identifying Windows Storage Server Solution Benefits 

      • Identifying Scalability Benefits  

      • Identifying Availability Benefits  

      • Identifying Security Benefits

      • Identifying Manageability Benefits

      • Identifying Data Recovery Benefits

  • Exploring Windows Storage Server Features and Capabilities

    • Providing Access to File Services Workloads

      • Supporting File Services Workloads Using CIFS, SMB, or SMB2

      • Supporting File Services Workloads Using NFS

      • Supporting File Services Workloads Using WebDAV

      • Supporting File Services Workloads Using Windows SharePoint Services

    • Providing Access to iSCSI Block I/O Workloads

      • Supporting iSCSI Block I/O Workloads Using Microsoft iSCSI Software Target

      • Supporting iSCSI Boot

    • Providing Access to Web Services Workloads

    • Providing Access to FTP Services Workloads

    • Providing Access to Print Services Workloads

    • Providing Reduction in Power Consumption

      • Improve the Power Efficiency of Individual Servers

      • Processor Power Management
      • Storage Power Management

      • Additional Power Saving Features

    • Performing Highly Automated Installations

  • Managing Windows Storage Server

    • Management Tools for All Workloads

    • Managing Power Consumption for All Workloads

      • Remote Manageability of Power Policy

      • In-Band Power Metering and Budgeting

    • Managing File Services Workloads

      • Managing File Services Using File Server Resource Manager

      • Managing File Services Using Share and Storage Management 

      • Managing DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication

      • Managing Single Instance Storage

    • Managing iSCSI Block I/O Workloads

      • Managing the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target for iSCSI Block I/O Workloads

      • Managing the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator for iSCSI Block I/O Workloads

      • Managing iSCSI Block I/O Workloads Using Windows PowerShell

    • Managing Web Services Workloads

    • Managing Print Services Workloads

  • Protecting Windows Storage Server Workload Data

    • Using Windows Server Backup to Protect Data 

    • Using Shadow Copies of Shared Folders to Protect Data

    • Using the Volume Shadow Copy Service to Protect Data

    • Using LUN Resynchronization to Protect Data

      • Comparison of LUN Resynchronization and Traditional Volume Shadow Copy Service

      • Comparison of LUN Resynchronization and LUN Swap

      • Benefits of Performing Full Volume Recovery Using LUN Resynchronization

      • Process for Performing Full Volume Recovery Using LUN Resynchronization

    • Using DFS Replication to Protect Data

    • Using Automated System Recovery to Protect Data

    • Using System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to Protect Data

    • Using Virtual Disk Snapshots to Protect Data

    • Using the Appcmd.exe Tool to Backup IIS Configuration

    • Using the PrintBRM.exe Tool to Backup Printer Information

  • Securing Windows Storage Server Workloads

    • Securing Windows Storage Server for All Workloads

    • Securing File Services Workloads

    • Securing iSCSI Block I/O Workloads

    • Securing Web Services Workloads

    • Securing Print Services Workloads

  • Improving Availability of Windows Storage Server Workloads

    • Improving Availability of File Services Workloads

    • Improving Availability of iSCSI Block I/O Workloads

      • Creating Highly-Available iSCSI Targets 

      • Creating Highly-Available iSCSI Initiators

    • Improving Availability of Web Services Workloads

    • Improving Availability of Print Services Workloads

  • Improving Performance and Scalability for Windows Storage Server Solutions

    • Improving Performance and Scalability for All Workloads

      • Improvements in Processor and Memory Capacity

      • Improvements in the Next Generation TCP/IP Protocol

      • Improvements in Network Adapter Performance

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Introduction For the last few years, I’ve been blogging about the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target