Don’t miss the SNIA Storage Developer Conference 2014

It must be September once again… We are only a couple of weeks away from the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) hosted by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). The event will happen at the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Santa Clara, CA (Silicon Valley) on the week of September 15th. As usual, We’ll also have the…

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Deploying a Windows Server 2012 R2 Scale-Out File Server Cluster using Azure VMs

0) Overview In this document, I am sharing the steps I used to create a Windows Server 2012 R2 Scale-Out File Server Cluster environment using only Azure VMs, for demo, test or development purposes. This includes a few important tips and tricks to install Active Directory and Windows Server Failover Clustering in an Azure VM…

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Increasing Availability – The REAP Principles (Redundancy, Entanglement, Awareness and Persistence)

Introduction   Increasing availability is a key concern with computer systems. With all the consolidation and virtualization efforts under way, you need to make sure your services are always up and running, even when some components fail. However, it’s usually hard to understand the details of what it takes to make systems highly available (or…

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Compilation of my live tweets from SNIA’s SDC 2012 (Storage Developer Conference)

Here is a compilation of my live tweets from SNIA’s SDC 2012 (Storage Developers Conference). You can also read those directly from twitter at https://twitter.com/josebarreto (in reverse order) Notes and disclaimers These tweets were typed during the talks and they include typos and my own misinterpretations. Text under each talk are quotes from the speaker…

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Windows Server 2012 Scale-Out File Server for SQL Server 2012 - Step-by-step Installation

Outline 1. Introduction 1.1. Overview 1.2. Hardware 1.3. Software 1.4. Notes and disclaimers 2. Install Windows Server 2012 2.1. Preparations 2.2. Install the OS 2.3. Rename the computer 2.4. Enable Remote Desktop 3. Configure the Hyper-V Host 3.1. Install the Hyper-V role to the server 3.2. Create the VM switches 3.3. Rename the network adapters…

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Windows Server 2012 Beta Scale-Out File Server for SQL Server 2012 - Step-by-step Installation

IMPORTANT: This blog post is now obsolete. For the latest version of this content, please visit:http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2012/08/23/windows-server-2012-scale-out-file-server-for-sql-server-2012-step-by-step-installation.aspx     1. Introduction 1.1. Overview In this document, I am sharing all the steps I used to create a Windows Server 2012 Beta demo, so you can experiment with some of the new technologies yourself. You only need…

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TechEd 2011 demo install step-by-step (Hyper-V, AD, DNS, iSCSI Target, File Server Cluster, SQL Server over SMB2)

1. Introduction 1.1. Overview As I explained in a previous blog post, I delivered a presentation this week as part of the Microsoft TechEd 2011 event. The presentation was titled “Windows Server 2008 R2 File Services Consolidation – Technology Update”. It included two demos that showed several Windows Server 2008 R2 features and also a…

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File Server Team sessions at TechEd 2011 this week

If you’re attending TechEd 2011 this week, here are sessions from the File Server team: WSV313 – Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Application Storage, Diskless Boot, and More!Speaker(s): Jian (Jane) YanTuesday, May 17 at 5:00 PM, room: B101 http://northamerica.msteched.com/topic/details/WSV313 WSV317 – Windows Server 2008 R2 File Services Consolidation: Technology UpdateSpeaker: Jose BarretoWednesday, 5/18 at…

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