Configure Dell S4048 switches for Storage Spaces Direct

When we deploy Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), either hyperconverged or disaggregated, we have to configure the networking part. Usually we work with Dell hardware to deploy Storage Spaces Direct and the one of the switches supported by the Dell reference architectures is the S4048 (Force 10). In this topic, we will see how to configure this switch from scratch. This ...

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Azure Stack Part 1: Azure Stack Deployment Worksheet

The Azure Stack Deployment Sheet sample is intended to assist you in pre-planning your solution data center integration requirements. It helps you determine appropriate configuration of Azure Stack hardware solutions within your data center. Until Azure Stack 1811 is used as a support to complete the Deployment Worksheet an excel sheet from which to fill in all the elements that ...

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Configure IPsec/IKE policy for S2S connections in Azure

In part of my job, I have a customer who wants to test a hybrid cloud between on premise and Azure datacenter to externalize workloads. First of all, we need to create a VPN Site to Site to communicate with both worlds. S2S with IPSec VPN on Azure: I assume that the virtual network is created on Azure (I will ...

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Affinity between a vNIC and a physical NIC with SET Windows 2016

“If you use Windows 2016 with the┬áHyper-V role installed, you have the possibility to create SET embedded Team instead of LBFO. A new feature is the possibility to make affinity between a vnic and a pnic to guarantee the traffic across the two physical cards, you can ensure that the two vNICs use different team members. In this example, we ...

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Dell R730XD bluescreen with S130 adapter and S2D

This week I worked for a customer which had issue with his Storage Spaces Direct cluster (S2D). When he restarted a node, Windows Server didn’t start and a bluescreen appeared. It is because the operating system disks were plugged on S130 while Storage Spaces Direct devices were connected to HBA330mini. It is an unsupported configuration especially with Dell R730XD. In ...

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