Archive for March, 2012

Windows Server “8” – Taking Server Application Storage to Windows File Shares

Here’s an outline of the post:

  • Background
  • Enabling server application storage on file shares
    – Continuous availability
    – Performance
    – Scalability
    – Data protection
  • Features overview
    – SMB Transparent Failover
    – SMB Multichannel
    – SMB Direct
    – SMB Scale-Out
    – VSS for SMB File Shares
    – SMB-specific Windows PowerShell cmdlets
    – SMB Performance Counters
    – Performance
  • Deployment modes
    – Single-node File Server
    – Dual-node File Server
    – Multi-node File Server
  • Conclusion

Analyzing Storage Performance using the Windows Performance Analysis ToolKit (WPT)

Here’s the outline of his post:

  • Introduction
    • Obtaining the WPT Tools
    • More About the WPT
  • Getting Started: Capturing Storage Performance Data
    • Scenarios
    • Considerations for Starting a Trace
    • Stopping a Trace
  • Trace Analysis
    • How to perform Trace Analysis
    • What to Look For
  • What are We Doing Here?
    • High Disk Service Times
    • Storport Tracing (For Storport storage devices)
    • High IO Times
  • Conclusion

Roaming Profiles in Windows Server “8” Beta

Hyper-V: Update List for Windows Server 2008 R2

CRM 2011 and SharePoint 2010 Integration

Integrating Remote Desktop Services with SharePoint Server 2010

Tips and Tricks: How to Take Action on Assets That Report a Failed Deployment in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager