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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My friend Didier and I were two weeks in the US to attend two great events – the VeeamON Conference at the end of October in Las Vegas and the Microsoft MVP Summit at the beginning of November in Redmond. Between those two exiting weeks Didier and I visited the Grand Canyon. Boy is this hole in the ground impressive. So we decided to make a video in front of this beautiful nature and of course talk about technical stuff. Because the view is so great we went to three different places to get the different angles on the Canyon.
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Last week the first Microsoft Ignite 2015 Conference took place in Chicago. Didier Van Hoye (@WorkingHardinIT), Adain Finn (joe_elway) and Carsten Rachfahl (@hypervserver) where between the amazing 23.500 attendees. After the conference we sat down in front of a camera to share our impressions and thoughts about the event. Bye the way we also touch a lot of tech stuff. We talked about: virtual TPM, Storage Spaces Direct, PowerShell Direct, Hyperconverged, Nano Server and Azure Stack.
We had a lot of fun at the conference and in the video so we hope you enjoy it too.
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In this Showcast Didier and Carsten talk about SMB Direct (also called SMB over RDMA). Didier explains how it works and what the pitfalls are. In the Demo he demonstrates who you can see if RoCE with PFC and ETS is really working.
We which you a lot of insights when you watch this video.
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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.
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In this Episode Didier and Carsten do not show great technology instead the talk about their year 2014. They share their highlights as speaker, talk about great events, the last MVP Summit in Redmond and even share some insights (like how Carsten broke his nose).
In 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.
In 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:
This 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 bit!