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 …

SQL Server – Performance Best Practices

Talking about SQL Server optimization, query tuning is often the fastest way to accelerate SQL Server performance. Most often system-level 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

iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) is a protocol that uses underlying TCP/IP protocol for transmission of data. Unlike FC Read More …