11 avril 2013

Scale Out File Server for Mirage – Windows 2012 w/Dedupe

In my previous post I had talked about how to setup caching on Nutanix. Here we are creating two 1 TB drives to our Windows 2012 VM that will reside on our NFS volume that that has compression enabled. We use two different scsi controller for performance. More disks, more threads, better performance. Keep in mind that Mirage will only support 1500 connections per Mirage Server so there is much point throwing all your storage on one Mirage Server – Scale it Out with DFS. --> Please see the rest on the... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2011

DFS Best Practices: How To Ditch Windows File Replication Service

Distributed File System (DFS) has been around since Windows NT and comes in a variety of configurations and options. While DFS is available in standalone and domain configurations, this article will specifically discuss the domain option. DFS is a popular and effective technology that provides redundant replication of files and folders between remote servers. It can be organized under a common namespace to allow users to connect without needing the name of the server that the DFS share is hosted on. --> The rest is on the blog :... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2010

New five-part blog series on DFS Replication

Ned Pyle, a Senior Escalation Support Engineer with the Directory Services team at Microsoft, has just started a new blog series focusing on DFS Replication. Here’s how he introduces it: Hello folks, Ned here again to kick off a new five-part series on DFSR. With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, the warming of economies, and the timing of hardware leases, we have started seeing more questions around replacing servers within existing DFSR Replication Groups. Through the series I will discuss the various options... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2010

Support de la réplication du profil de l’utilisateur

Depuis Windows 95, on disposait des profils errants. Avec l’arrivée de la virtialisation de présentation (Terminal Server / Citrix), on a  réutilisé ces même profils errants, tout comme pour le VDI. Avec l’arrivée de ces nouvelles infrastructures, le stockage des profils errants en un point unique est considéré comme un SPOF (Single point of Failure). La consolidation des infrastructures pose le problème de la disponibilité des profils errants. Tout de suite, le première réflexe, c’est DFS-N et DFS-R. La... [Lire la suite]
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02 juin 2010

Where to find DFSUTIL.EXE for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

DFSUTIL.EXE is a command line tool to manage Windows Server DFS Namespaces. In Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2, DFSUTIL.EXE was included as part of the “Windows Server Support Tools” in the Windows Server CD. A common question by DFS administrators upgrading to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is “Where is DFSUTIL.EXE?" Well, DFSUTIL.EXE can be installed in a few different ways, depending on your situation. --> The rest is on Jose's Blog : ... [Lire la suite]
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