File Share Witness and DFS

For Windows Server 2019, additional safeguards have been added to help protect from misconfigurations. We have added logic to check to check if the share is going to DFS.

Microsoft does not support running the File Share Witness on a DFS share and did not support it in the past and we will not support it for the foreseeable future.

In a Windows 2016  4-node multi-site Cluster with two nodes at each site running SQL FCI, where each side utilizing a storage replication for the shared drives. This connection to the file share Witness, a part of the DFS share.

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Windows Server Storage Migration Service

The Storage Migration Service was created to migrate servers and their data without re-configuring applications or users.

  • Migrates unstructured data from anywhere into Azure & modern Windows Servers
  • It’s fast, consistent, and scalable
  • It takes care of complexity
  • It provides an easily-learned graphical workflow

Windows Server 2019 and the Storage Migration Service are not supported in production environments!

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Project Honolulu – First look

Last week I have blogged about Project “Honolulu” and here is the tech preview I was waiting for. So Microsoft’s project Honolulu is a new local web-based management for your server infrastructure.

I personal belive it was time for Microsoft to provide a more unified GUI management, which is something VMware was doing for a long time now.

So starting with deployment, there are several ways, installing locally in your own windows 10 machine, having a dedicated gateway server and directly in on a server cluster you manage.  Also not the gateway service can be installed on 2016 R2 and 2016.

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