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Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 8: Storage Replica in a Streched Cluster

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In this Episode Didier and Carsten show a new great feature in Windows Server vNext: Storage Replication. With this feature it is possible to replicate a Volume between two Storage systems. There is a synchronous and a asynchronous Version that allows you to replicate between Volumes of two Servers, between two Clusters or in a Stretched Cluster Scenario. Didier has done already a video that demonstrate the Server to Server replication so we focus in this Showcast on the Stretched Cluster scenario.

We hope you enjoy this Showcast and learn a bit about this promising feature.

Some links for additional information:

Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 6 Storage Spaces

ThumbIn this show Didier and Carsten talk about features in Storage Spaces. Carsten demonstrate how to get statistics from the Autotiering process, how a Scale-out Fileserver reacts on a catastrophe (power loos) and shows what happens when he turn of an actively used JBOD in a Enclosureaware three JBOD setup.

Have fun watching this Showcast.

P.S.: Here are the links to the mentioned Autotiering.ps1 script and the explaining blog post (in German).

Hyper-V Amigos Episode 5 Generation 2 VM

Hyper-V Amigos Episode 5 ThumbIn this episode Didier and I talk about the Generation 2 virtual machine. In Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V you have now the choice between a Generation1 and a Generation 2 Virtual machine. So what are the differences between the two, the advantages and disadvantages of the Generation 2 VM? See it in our new showcast.

 

P.S.: In the Show we mention Ron Howards fantastic 10 part Blogpost series that you find here:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jhoward/archive/2013/10/24/hyper-v-generation-2-virtual-machines-part-1.aspx

The Hyper-V Amigo Showcast Episode 4 – TechEd 2014 NA

Thumb1-withArrowThis Episode of the Hyper-V Amigo Showcast could easily be named “The ORIGINAL Hyper-V Amigos”. Why is that? Because this time Didier and I are joined by Adain Finn (@joe_elway) and Hans Vredevoort (@hvredevoort). We four are the “original Hyper-V Amigos”. Of course we tell the story behind that.

Aidan, Hans and Didier were so happy to attend TechEd 2014 North America. We talk about that as well and every one of them tells their favorite thing from TechEd 2014 NA.

I wish you much fun when you watch this Video because we had quite a bitclip_image002!

The Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 2: Unmap

imageLast Sunday Didier and I recorded our second Episode of “The Hyper-V Amigo Showcast”. This time we discussed the Unmap Feature in Windows Server 2012 and R2. Didier is so fortunate that his employer has a Dell Compellent SAN Storage that really shines with Unmap. So we took the opportunity to demonstrate a lot of the Unmap feature.

I wish you fun!

 

P.S.: Here are the posts Didier mentioned in the Showcast:

Windows Server 2012 R2 Unmap, ODX On A Dell Compellent SAN Demo

TRIM/UNMAP Support in Windows Server 2012 & Hyper-V/VHDX

Mind the UNMAP Impact On Performance In Certain Scenarios

Windows Server 2012 VHDX Thin Provisioning Benefits Explored

The Hyper-V-Amigos Episode 1: Who we are

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My Friend and Hyper-V MVP college Didier Van Hoye (also known as @WorkingHardInIT) and I (known as @hypervserver) had a creasy idea: doing a Showcase and here comes the problem: in English. So we did our first Episode of “The Hyper-V Amigos” Showcase where we talk about “how we are” and “how we “stranded in IT”.

I hope you have the same fun watching the video than we had recording it.

P.S.: The Intro is spoken by another MVP Kerstin Rachfahl. Unfortunately she is not a Hyper-V MVP but you can’t have everything (and I love here anyway).