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Fine-tune the migration of VMs on Hyper-V

Hyper-V live migration delivers flexibility in a demanding environment, but administrators should be aware of ways to optimize the process.


How to ensure a smooth AD backup and restoration

A business with a broken Active Directory can crumple without this key piece of infrastructure. Learn how to plan an Active Directory backup and restoration.

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How to prep a Windows failover cluster for an upgrade

Microsoft has tried to quell concerns administrators may have when upgrading failover clusters to Windows Server 2016 by smoothing out difficulties in the process.

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What capabilities will Storage Spaces Direct have?

Storage Spaces Direct is Microsoft's enhanced software-defined storage feature in Windows Server 2016 to make highly available server storage clusters.

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    What are the benefits of Storage Spaces Direct?

    Storage Spaces Direct pools server storage to build failover clusters without using cluster shared volumes, making it an inexpensive storage option.

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    Microsoft Cluster Operating System (OS) Rolling Upgrade

    Microsoft Cluster Operating System (OS) Rolling Upgrade is a feature that keeps Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) or Scale-Out File Server workloads running during an upgrade from a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster to a Windows Server 2016 cluster.

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    Microsoft Scale-Out File Server

    Microsoft Scale-Out File Server is an active-active clustered file server feature based on Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 to provide continuous availability of file shares in Windows Server.

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