Storage

Storage Spaces Direct Series Part 1 – What is S2D?

17 Apr 2018 by Florian Klaffenbach
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The first part of this series on Storage Spaces Direct addresses the fundament question - what is it and why is it useful? S2D was originally included in Windows Server...

How to Configure a File Share Witness for a Hyper-V Cluster

27 Feb 2018 by Eric Siron
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Traditionally, the preferred choice for a cluster quorum witness has been some type of networked disk. Small SAN LUNs do the trick nicely. Things have changed a bit, increasing the...

Why You Should Be Compacting Your Hyper-V Virtual Disks

20 Feb 2018 by Eric Siron
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The reasons, prerequisites, and steps necessary to reclaim unused space from your dynamically-expanding VHDXs. Includes PowerShell Tool for Compacting VHDX Files.

How to Perform Hyper-V Storage Migration

11 Oct 2017 by Eric Siron
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Learn how and when to carry out Storage Migration for Hyper-V virtual machines. Includes PowerShell script for mass-moving VMs.

Why Expansion for Hyper-V’s Dynamic VHDX Doesn’t Matter

23 May 2017 by Eric Siron
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There's rarely a valid excuse for not using dynamically expanding VHDX. Here's how fixed vs dynamically expanding VHDX compares in reality.

Hyper-V Differencing Disks Explained

07 Feb 2017 by Eric Siron
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Differencing disks contain block data that represents changes to a parent virtual hard disk, check out this comprehensive guide if you're running Hyper-V!

Disk Fragmentation is not Hyper-V’s Enemy

26 Jan 2017 by Eric Siron
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How does Disk Fragmentation really affect your Hyper-V infrastructure? Check out this article to understand the problem with fragmentation.

Cannot Delete a Virtual Hard Disk from a Cluster Shared Volume

15 Nov 2016 by Eric Siron
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Having trouble deleting virtual hard disks left behind when you delete a virtual machine? Eric has a simple fix that will help you delete a VHD from a clustered shared...

Evaluating Hyper-V Backup Storage Solutions

20 Oct 2016 by Eric Siron
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The first step is determining your storage requirements. Here are the things you need to know before choosing your preferred Hyper-V Backup Storage.

Understanding and Working with VHD(X) Files

04 Aug 2016 by Eric Siron
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VHD(X) is your Hypervisors virtual hard disk. Get to grips with how it works, and how you can get the best out of your Hyper-V infrastructure.

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