SMB3 Networking Links for Windows Server 2012 R2

Someone asked me for a good collection of links about SMB3 Networking, including SMB Multichannel, SMB Direct (SMB over RDMA) and SMB Performance. Here’s what I offered:   SMB Multichannel TechEd 2012 – SMB Multichannel and NIC Teaming (SMB Multichannel covered on the second half) Jose’s Blog – The basics of SMB Multichannel, a feature…

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Storage Sessions at Microsoft Ignite. Make sure to update your schedule!

Hi! If you’re planning to attend Ignite, here is a list of sessions related to Storage at the event: Code Session title Presenters BRK3496 Deploying Private Cloud Storage with Dell Servers and Windows Server vNext Claus Joergensen, Shai Ofek, Syama Poluri BRK3474 Enabling New On-premises Scale-Out File Server with Direct-Attached Storage Claus Joergensen, Michael Gray…

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Open Server Summit includes keynotes from AMD, Dell, Diablo, HP, Huawei, Intel, Lenovo and Microsoft

The server market is busier than ever. You’re probably following how virtualization evolved into clouds and how everything is now software-defined. Behind the buzzwords, there is amazing new technologies in the datacenter, across the compute, networking and storage layers. The challenge for all of us is really to keep up with all these different server…

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Demo details for my TechEd 2014 presentation on File Server Networking

During my TechEd 2014 presentation on File Server Networking for a Private Cloud Storage Infrastructure in Windows Server 2012 R2, I did a demo showing a Scale-Out File Server Cluster. The demo consisted of showing the networking details of this cluster, looking both from the cluster perspective and the client side. I was asked after…

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Building your schedule for TechEd 2014? Here are some Storage-related sessions!

  TechEd NorthAmerica 2014 is just a few weeks away and it’s a sold-out event now. If you’re attending and you haven’t yet started building your schedule, you can consider yourself officially late. 🙂 If you’re focused on Private Cloud Storage and High Availability, let me suggest a few Breakout Sessions, Instructor-Led Labs (ILL) and…

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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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TechEd 2014: File Server Networking for a Private Cloud Storage Infrastructure

Just a reminder that I will be delivering a session at TechEd 2014 in Houston, Texas. Here are the details:   Code   DCIM-B337 Title   File Server Networking for a Private Cloud Storage Infrastructure in Windows Server 2012 R2 Date   Tuesday, May 13 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Track   Datacenter and Infrastructure…

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