Windows 2012 DFS – Folders

This is part two of my DFS setup blog for Windows 2012.  In this post we will cover folder creation and advanced folders. Create a Folder Highlight your namespace and select new folder I am creating a folder for Shared data Add the path to the folder target – in my case its \\DFS-1\Shares Creating an… Read More »

Windows 2012 DFS Namespace

So what is DFS? The DFS acronym stands for Distributed File System. DFS is a collection of files and folders. Open up Server Manager Open up Server Manager Click Manage, Add Roles and Features Click Next Click Next Select your server and click Next Expand File and Storage Services Expand File and iSCSI Services Click DFS… Read More »

Building Whitebox Home Lab Servers

Last year about this time I design to completely rebuild my home lab.  After ready about many home labs I decided to use the Wahl network Haswell Design. Processor I wanted the new 4th generation Haswell chip, which is the latest Tock release for Intel in the 22nm fabrication process. The Haswell chipset requires a motherboard… Read More »

Synology 6.1

Synology has just released version 6.1-15047 So I logged into my Synology this morning and saw this: So here are the release note: Release Notes for 1815+ New features: Self Healing Shared Folder encryption Storage Manager updates    

Initial Configuration of SSP

Initial Configuration of SSP (Self Service Portal) Note You must import users and groups from an AD that has been configured in Prism. If no AD is configured in Prism, you must create a new AD connection from the initial SSP configuration page. You will also designate an AD user or group to administer SSP.… Read More »

Remove Metro Availability

Remove Metro Availability Before you remove Metro Availability: Make sure to migrate all VMs off metro storage Make sure there are no local snapshot on the metro storage Remove Metro Login to the primary site and disable metro availability by clicking Disable. WARNING BOX: Disable Metro Availability on * ? Please update the DRS rules to… Read More »

Cross Hypervisor DR

Cross Hypervisor DR Cross hypervisor disaster recovery provides an ability to migrate the VMs from one hypervisor to another (ESXi to AHV or AHV to ESXi) by using the protection domains. To perform these operations, you need to install and configure NGT on all the VMs. Notes: This can only be done on Nutanix Hardware… Read More »

Where is all the storage gone on my Fusion VM?

Where did all my space go on my Fusion Linux Guest VM? After fighting this issue for the second time and not find any google search results, I have decided to write a short blog. VMware KB articles point to the /tmp/VMwareDND/ folder. Tried that without any luck. So going back to my short-lived Linux… Read More »

New Series – Migrations

Migrations I am going to start a new series on Migrations. I know Artur Krzywdzinski at vmwaremine.com has written about migrations for a couple of years.  Artur is a good friend. I am going to write my own migration processes without coping his original blog posts. It is about time that I start writing about the migration I… Read More »

Nutanix Christmas has arrived for Xpress customers

Nutanix Christmas has arrived for Xpress customers Nutanix and Lenovo have teamed up and are giving away hyperconverged software and gear! For a limited time, New SMB customers can enter the Ultimate Hyperconverged Contest for a chance to win a Nutanix Xpress platform that’s fully loaded with 1 year of support and software license. But wait, there’s… Read More »