In this Episode of the Hyper-V Amigos Showcast we look at VMFleet. VMFleet is a free Microsoft test suite to show the performance of a Hyper-converged Storage Spaces Direct Setup. In this Episode Didier and Carsten show you how it works, how you measure with it and how you do the complemte setup. And all of this in just around 2 hours 😉
In this Episode, I talk with one of the original Hyper-V Amigos Hans Vredevoort about Azure Stack. Hans is a long-time MVP and has done allot of work with Windows Azure Pack and now with Azure Stack. Hans gives some hints about the Azure Stack TP2 one Node deployment and shows us a bit around in the Portal.
In this Episode Didier and I look at a single host deployment with Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2016. We create a “Hybrid” disk just like in Storage Spaces Direct by combining SSD & HDD in a storage Tier. We were very happy to discover that ReFSv3.1 does real time tiering. We’re very excited about this because we want to leverage the benefits if Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 brings by leveraging ReFSv3.1 (Block Cloning) in regards to backup transformation actions and Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) spaces savings. To do so we’re looking at our options to get these benefits and capabilities leveraging affordable yet performant storage for our backup targets. S2D is one such option but might be cost prohibitive or overkill in certain environments.
ReFS v3.1 on non-clustered Windows Server 2016 hosts bring us integrity streaming, file corruption repair with instant recovery as protection against bit rot, the performance of tiered storage and SMB3 as a backup target at a great price point.
The Hyper-V Amigos
In this Showcast Didier and Carsten are playing with a Hyper-converged Storage Spaces Direct System with Windows Server 2016 installed. The show some crazsy performance numbers and even turn 2 of the 4 nodes off. While playing with the Cluster we see also some new Features like Distributed Storage QoS, Cluster and VM Isolation and Cluster Fairshare.
In this Episode Didier and I talk about some of the cool Failover Cluster improvements in Windows Server 2016 that Didier will present at the Cloud & Datacenter Conference Germany in May. We also talk a bit about that Conference and the Speaker Lineup that is in Didier words amazing. After that we tell you about an experience we both share that was truly mind blowing.
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In this Episode I talk with my Hyper-V Amigos buddy Didier Van Hoye. Like me Didier is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and just received his fifth award. Hear Didier talk about his passion, when he started in computing, what it means to be an MVP and so many more things.
I hope you enjoy the podcast like I did.