Tag Archives: Storage

Does have ADE or SSE a performance impact on Azure IaaS VMs?

Before I begin to write about this topic, I want to clarify that the results are not an official statement by Microsoft. The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer’s view in anyway. Now we have clarified that, let us begin to talk about what ADE and SSE are in a short way. ADE stands for Azure Disk Encryption and is the volume-based encryption option Read more [...]

Managed disks support in new created Azure DevTest Lab labs

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the managed disks support for all new created Azure DevTest Lab labs. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-devtest-labs-managed-disks-supported-in-new-labs/ For existing DevTest Lab labs have a look at my previous blog post to realize the use of managed disks. -> http://www.danielstechblog.info/using-managed-disks-azure-devtest-lab/ Read more [...]

Using managed disks with Azure DevTest Lab

Currently the Azure DevTest Lab service does not let you use managed disks during the VM deployment, because it does not support them. When you have the need for managed disks in an Azure DevTest Lab, you can use the environment capability with Azure Resource Manager templates. Create an Azure Resource Manager template  for a VM deployment with managed disks and upload it to GitHub repository. Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure – managed disks and port 8443 issue

Managed disks are new and maybe you have run into a deployment error with VMs using managed disks. The reason for that is mentioned in the notes, directly at the beginning of the documentation. VMs with Managed Disks require outbound traffic on port 8443 to report the status of the installed VM extensions to the Azure platform. Provisioning a VM with extensions will fail without the availability of Read more [...]

Why you should use managed disks on Microsoft Azure?

Two weeks ago, Microsoft has announced the next milestone for the Azure IaaS platform, managed disks. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-general-availability-of-managed-disks-and-larger-scale-sets/ Why are they so important and why you should use them? These questions will be answered in this blog post and I will also provide some more details about managed disks. First Read more [...]

Deploying Storage Spaces Direct on a Single Node SOFS Cluster

In my previous post on how to deploy Windows Server 2016 TP3 onto an SD card I introduced you to my new server system. -> http://www.danielstechblog.de/how-to-deploy-windows-server-2016-tp3-onto-an-sd-card/ The reason why I bought this system was to play around with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 TP3. Regarding the testing guide Microsoft recommends four servers to test Storage Spaces Read more [...]

How to deploy Windows Server 2016 TP3 onto an SD card?

A few weeks ago I bought a HP Microserver Gen8 (Intel Celeron G1610T, 2,3GHz, 2GB RAM) to continue to use the four 1TB Hitachi HDDs from my previous NAS system and 12GB RAM that are left over from other systems. The main reason for buying the HP Microserver is to play a bit with Storage Spaces Direct and the Scale-Out File Server, but I will talk about this later in another blog post. What is really Read more [...]

Virtual Machine Manager – Live Migration Fehler – SMB 3.0 Storage

Seit Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V fokussiert Microsoft zunehmend SMB 3.0 als Storage für Hyper-V VMs. Mit einem SMB 3.0 Storage ist es möglich eine Live Migration zwischen zwei Hyper-V Clustern mit hochverfügbaren VMs vorzunehmen. Dafür muss man ansonsten die VM aus der Hochverfügbarkeit nehmen und eine Shared Nothing Live Migration vornehmen. Allerdings gibt es an dieser Stelle etwas zu beachten Read more [...]

System Center 2012 R2 VMM Update Rollup 2 – Storage Classification

Mit der Version System Center 2012 VMM hat Microsoft die Storage Classification eingeführt und setzt mit System Center 2012 R2 VMM UR2 die Storage Classification als zwingende Voraussetzungen für Cloud Deployments fest. Ich finde das eine gute Idee, auch wenn man dazu gewissermaßen gezwungen wird, da man so das Optimale aus den VMM Möglichkeiten ausschöpft, was man sonst nicht unbedingt machen Read more [...]

CSV Overcommitment PowerShell Script – Version 3.0

Mittlerweile habe ich nun die Version 3.0 meines CSV Overcommitment PowerShell Scripts fertiggestellt. Hinzugekommen in Version 3.0 ist die Unterstützung von Shared VHDX und einige Verbesserungen bezüglich der Performance. Download: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Discover-Cluster-Shared-859f133c Get-SCStorageCSVOvercommitment.ps1: Lauffähig unter Windows Server 2012 und Windows Server Read more [...]