Two new modules related to Storage Spaces for Windows PowerShell

Hello,   I’ve just posted two new modules for Windows PowerShell that I wrote which are designed to help with the management and diagnosis of Storage Spaces.   These modules are;   StorageSpaces This module automates deployment of Storage Spaces and provides intent-based management.  For example, instead of using many different cmdlets from the Storage…


Updated Guidance on Microsoft MPIO Settings

Last updated 2/22/2012   In the Microsoft Multipath I/O Step by Step guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 two new MPIO registry keys were introduced (UseCustomPathRecoveryInterval and PathRecoveryInterval) to mitigate a transient error. We issued post-release guidance previously and have recently updated our guidance as described below. For additional information about MPIO settings, please refer…


Updated Guidance from the Exchange Server team on disk timeouts

In response to my recent post about the updated guidelines for Windows disk timeouts, the Exchange Server team has released  updated guidance on disk timeout settings with Exchange Server deployments. The article, titled “Windows Disk Timeouts and Exchange Server 2010” is available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/11/17/windows-disk-timeouts-and-exchange-server-2010.aspx   Thanks,   Bruce


The Windows Disk timeout value: Less is better

Updated: 6/7/2012 As a result of some internal discussions around this, I decided that a blog post was long overdue on this topic, as the ramifications of setting the timeout value for Disk.sys are not commonly understood completely, and can lead to long recovery times in enterprise environments. The Windows Disk timeout is stored in…