Aidan Finn explains how many cluster shared volumes (CSVs) you should have in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Scale-Out File Server.
Discover how disks, networks, servers, and Storage Bricks play a part in designing a SOFS in part 2 of this series.
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.
Last Update: Feb 20, 2023
Wondering what’s up with SOFS? Learn the basics of Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Scale-Out File Server in this article.
Many IT pros probably take for granted sharing files on their predominantly Windows environments and local area networks. Although several protocols are available, Server Message Block (SMB) is clearly the most prevalent. This article examines how Windows file sharing works over ports 445, 139, 138, and 137. How does file sharing via the SMB protocol…