Force network traffic through a specific NIC with SMB multichannel

Hello, There are more and more Network Interface Cards (NICs) in our servers (Blades are different on this one). It is recommended to group (team) and dedicate NICs (with VLANs) to shape the traffic and gain performances. But my setup didn’t allow the full deployment of this recommendation as: Some servers don’t have enough NICs…

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SharePoint Sysprep

Hello, With the wide use of virtualization platforms to run Microsoft Servers’ workloads, for the last few years, we faced a lot of questions regarding templates for SharePoint (Virtual Machines and Services Templates – in SC VMM, Base/Managed Templates, Cloning, etc.). The aim is super simple: Create once a Virtual Machine that can become a…

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Windows Server 2012 R2: Install unsigned drivers

Hello,We launched Windows Server 2012 R2 few months ago http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/windows-server-2012-r2 and I started to update the couple of servers running in my rack from 2012 to 2012 R2. As I evaluated the beta releases, the only way to complete the upgrade to the final version is to reinstall fully the servers (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn303416.aspx). One of the…

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Windows ODX test (Offloaded Data Transfers)

Hello, One of my NAS provider recent updates enabled some advanced features for the LUNs I wanted to test, before upgrading my entire Private Cloud fabric to Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. I am talking about the ODX feature my NAS LUNs are now capable of. As storage is the current…

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