SSD Caching

SSD caching, as usually even other forms of caching, is a computing technology that stores frequently used data to fast cache. This boosts IOPS performance and reduces latency, significantly shortening load times and execution. Caching works on both reads and writes, and particularly benefits read-intensive applications. Caching approach is not new to hard drives, and computing in general. Operating systems like Windows and Linux come with native caching software. Read More …

VMware ESX – Shared Disk Between VMs

In VMware virtualization environments (as a rule in clustering scenarios) it may be necessary to share the same disk (vmdk or RMD) between 2 (or more) virtual machines (VMs) on VMWare ESXi. The most optimal way is to use the vmdk disk physically located on the shared storage or locally on the ESXi host and this can be done following some specific configurations to be able to access data between different VMs on the same storage. Read More …

Windows Server 2016 – Create and Enable Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV)

CSV (Cluster Shared Volumes) is a feature in Windows Server family in which shared disks are concurrently accessible to all nodes within a failover cluster. The feature was first introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 as a way to simplify storage with clustered Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs), but this is not limited to Hyper-V applications. Read More …

Configure iSCSI SAN in Server 2012 R2

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