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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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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Have a look at Windows Server 2008 R2 default Power plan

Hi My basement allows me to run a mini digital plant at home. (Smile). Even if electrical power is pretty cheap in Quebec province (thanks to hydraulic electrical plants), you may want to have a look at the power plan your servers currently run: it may either over consuming power for nothing, or have not…

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Clear Windows Server 2008 R2 Event Log

Hi, When you work on various platforms, and change frequently your infrastructure settings, you may want to see how the servers react to these giving the platform some time to live with it. But you may also want to monitor and check that, after a settings change, the system runs as you wanted, or some…

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Remotely test SharePoint 2010 software prerequisites

Hi, Most of you know the long and pretty complicated list of SharePoint 2010 prerequisites. To help having them in place, we have the PrerequisiteInstaller.exe program. But what if you want to test they are present … on a remote server using a remote Windows PowerShell session? I just finished this tricky exercise, and here’s…

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Improved Start & Stop local SharePoint 2010 scripts

Hi, There are few months I didn’t blog, and I am really sorry about that. The main reason for this is that I worked in SharePoint Engineering team for the last 6 months. I’ll give more details on that in a later post. Among the things I learned there, I dramatically improved my knowledge and…

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Starting to play with SharePoint PowerShell cmdlets

Hello, As you may know, SharePoint 2010 ships with Windows PowerShell. Being an automation geek, passionate by process, services and tools, I began to have a look at the INCREDIBLE possibilities brought by this architectural choice. To start, I just retrieved the available cmdlets from SharePoint cmdlets: Launch SharePoint 2010 Management Shell Type Get-Command –PSSnapin…

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