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Hyper-V

Managing SMB Multichannel in SMB 3.0

In part one of this article series, Aidan Finn shows how to design and manage SMB Multichannel in SMB 3.0, which is a data protocol that is available in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Jul 16, 2014|Aidan Finn

Hyper-V

How to Store Hyper-V Virtual Machines on SMB 3.0 Storage

Storing VMs on SMB file shares can help lower storage costs. Find out how to use Hyper-V virtual machines on SMB 3.0 storage in handy walk-through.

Aug 7, 2013|Aidan Finn

Backup & Storage

Windows Server 2012: SMB 3.0 and the Scale-Out File Server

Wondering what's up with SOFS? Learn the basics of Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Scale-Out File Server in this article.

Jun 17, 2013|Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2012

New in Windows Server 2012: ReFS, NTFS Updates and SMB 3.0

ReFS, NTFS, and SMB – oh my! Find out about new storage and file services features in Windows Server 2012 in this Ask an Admin article.

Jun 13, 2013|Russell Smith

Backup & Storage

Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 File Shares: An Overview

Want increased performance, scalability, and availability but need to watch your pennies? Discover how storing Windows Server 2012 VMs on SMB 3.0 file shares makes it happen.

Jun 5, 2013|Aidan Finn

Hyper-V

Controlling SMB Multichannel in Windows Server 2012 R2

Our two-part series on SMB 3.0 and SMB Multichannel concludes with a discussion of smart SMB design, SMB Multichannel constraints, and SMB bandwidth limits.

Jul 18, 2014|Aidan Finn

Security

Configure SMB Security in Windows Server 2012

With Windows Server 2012 and Win8 comes a new version of the SMB protocol. Learn to disable SMB 1.0 and configure SMB encryption in this easy Ask an Admin.

Jun 20, 2013|Russell Smith

Windows Server 2012

Interview: Microsoft’s Edwin Yuen, Matt McSpirit Discuss Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V 3.0

Microsoft's Edwin Yuen and Matt McSpirit Discuss Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V 3.0, Windows ODX, and SR-IOV.

Sep 13, 2012|Jeff James

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Files Generally Available

Microsoft released Azure File Storage with SMB 2.1 and SMB 3.0 support. What is this service and what is it intended for?

Oct 23, 2015|Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2012

How Would Microsoft Design a Scale-Out File Server?

WWMSD? Ever wonder how Microsoft would design a SOFS for storage over SMB 3.0 networking with transparent failover? Find out more in part 1 of this series.

Mar 5, 2014|Aidan Finn

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