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Monitoring NetApp SnapManager and SnapDrive with Microsoft SCOM
Published Thu, Dec 8 2011 17:37 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
NetApp Reference Architect for Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Santhosh Rao, has published two very interesting articles how to monitor SnapManager and SnapDrive with Microsoft System Center Operation Manager. You should read this https://communities...
Exchange DAG and Cluster recommended Updates
Published Wed, Nov 30 2011 17:45 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
My former Microsoft MVP fellow and well-known Microsoft Exchange Cluster Expert, Scott Schnoll, published a new blog post giving a headsup on recommended updates for Windows Failover Cluster environments with Exchange DAG implemented. It is worth reading...
Partly Cloudy and forecast for 2012
Published Tue, Nov 29 2011 10:32 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
As you may already know, there will be some essential changes with several Microsoft technologies in next version 2012 coming up. According to those changes infrastructure design will also need to be adjusted. As well dynamic computing architectures and...
Windows Anti-Virus Exclusion List
Published Wed, Aug 17 2011 10:40 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A comprehensive all exclusion list for Windows Server Systems has been published on TechNet Wiki. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.aspx  
NetApp Storage Systems in Microsoft Systems Environment
Published Tue, May 3 2011 13:05 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
NetApp published a new article and guide how their storage environment and solutions work in Windows Systems architectures and infrastructures. The article gives you a lot valued information about how it works with Domain Controllers in Active Directory...
Microsoft iSCSI Software Target now available
Published Tue, Apr 5 2011 7:56 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
All new OS have the iSCSI Initiator client already available out of the box. The server side component was only available for Windows Storage Server. Now it is available for all other server types too. How to use it with a Hyper-V Cluster read the blog...
Install a Hyper-V Cluster
Published Sat, Feb 19 2011 15:22 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A complex challenge is to install a Hyper-V Cluster. Chris Collins from NetApp has put together all the necessary steps to achieve such a Hyper-V Cluster. Find here the checklist from Alex Jauch from NetApp who published the necessary steps to finally...
Architecting iSCSI Storage for Hyper-V
Published Fri, Feb 18 2011 15:13 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A very interesting article about this has been published here . How is Hyper-V supporting iSCSI technologies? How can iSCSI storage provided for guest systems? What is best practise configuration? How to achieve the best data throughput? This and other...
How incorrectly formatted NTFS volumes affects Exchange
Published Thu, Feb 10 2011 20:32 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Here is a really important article descibing how incorrectly formatted NTFS volumes affects Exchange http://blogs.technet.com/b/mikelag/archive/2011/02/09/how-fragmentation-on-incorrectly-formatted-ntfs-volumes-affects-exchange.aspx Thanks to Mike Lagase...
Running, Filtering and Saving Scans in Best Practise Analyzer
Published Sat, Sep 25 2010 13:39 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Who knows the Best Practise Analyzer for Exchange (ExBPA) is already familiar exporting scan results to other file formats to save or achive. The Best Practise Analyzer (BPA) coming with Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Roles doesn’t have this opportunity...
More Performance with SMBv2x on Windows and NetApp
Published Wed, Sep 22 2010 19:22 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
NetApp has prepared an interesting performance test with new SMBv2.x available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The NetApp OnTap operating system has already been updated to support SMBv2. Find here the result figures about performance increase...