Microsoft SQL Server 2014 PowerShell cmdlet popularity

If you follow the blog, you probably saw a little PowerShell script I published a while back to measure the popularity of the cmdlets in a certain module using a Bing search. As an example, that blog showed the popularity of the cmdlets in the SmbShare module. Now I got curious about how the cmdlets…

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Microsoft Ignite 2015 sessions related to OneDrive and SharePoint

  Microsoft Ignite 2015 was a great event, but there were so many sessions that it was truly impossible to watch everything that looked interesting. However, all sessions were recorded and by now they should be available on Channel 9 for streaming. Even with all the recordings available, it’s hard to find the links to all…

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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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TechNet Radio series covers Windows Server 2012 File Server and SMB 3.0 scenarios

I have been working with Bob Hunt at the TechNet Radio team to provide a series of webcasts with information about SMB 3.0 and the File Server role in Windows Server 2012. These are fairly informal conversations, but Bob is really good at posing interesting questions, clarifying the different scenarios and teasing out relevant details…

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SQLIO, PowerShell and storage performance: measuring IOPs, throughput and latency for both local disks and SMB file shares

IMPORTANT NOTE:SQLIO has been deprecated, as shown at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sql_server_team/archive/2015/12/11/sqlio-disk-subsystem-benchmark-tool-is-being-retired.aspx DiskSpd is the suitable replacement for SQLIO. You can find details on that at http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2014/10/13/diskspd-powershell-and-storage-performance-measuring-iops-throughput-and-latency-for-both-local-disks-and-smb-file-shares.aspx —————-   1. Introduction   I have been doing storage-related demos and publishing blogs with some storage performance numbers for a while, and I commonly get questions such as “How do…

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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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New ESG Lab Validation Report shows Performance of Windows Server 2012 Storage and Networking

There is a new ESG report out that shows the Storage and Networking performance of Windows Server 2012. It highlights the findings around a few key new features, including: Storage Spaces SMB 3.0 File Servers Deduplication CHKDSK Online Scanning Offloaded Data Transfers (ODX) The numbers speak for themselves and the report provides plenty of tables,…

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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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SNIA’s Storage Developers Conference 2012 is just a few weeks away

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is hosting the 9th Storage Developer Conference (SDC) in the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Santa Clara, CA (Silicon Valley) on the week of September 17th. As usual, Microsoft is underwriting the SMB/SMB2/SMB3 Plugfest, which is co-located with the SDC event. For developers working with storage-related technologies, this event gathers…

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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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