Configure Hyper-V vSAN

One of the best features in Microsoft Windows Server 2012/R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012/R2 is the ability to connect a VM directly to your Fiber Channel Storage Array. This feature is called Virtual HBA or vSAN. In order to get this feature working we need to follow a couple of …

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TechEd 2013 Storage Related Sessions

Last week in New Orleans , Microsoft presented their new solutions based on Windows Server 2012 R2.  Microsoft message to their customers is that they can deliver enterprise class storage with commodity hardware.  Tiering, caching, optimization for the commodity hardware. Transform the Datacenter with Server and Management Innovations from Microsoft  …

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Windows Server 2012 NFS Server Configuration

Windows Server 2012 has the option to not only share the storage with Windows Clients but with UNIX like servers too.  In this tutorial we will install and configure the Windows Server 2012 NFS server. Steps to install NFS server Open Administrator PowerShell window Import-Module Servermanager Add-WindowFeature FS-NFS-Server,RSAT-NFS Steps to …

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Change Windows Server 2012 Storage Space Pool from Read to Read/Write

After you rebuild a Windows Server 2012 server all the storage spaces will default to read-only mode. Here are two commands to set them back to read/write mode. Get-StoragePool | Where-Object {$_.IsReadonly –eq  $True } | Set-StoragePool –IsReadonly $False Get-VirtualDisk | Where-Object {$_.IsManualAttach –eq $True} | Set-VirtualDisk –IsManualAttach $False