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Windows Server 2012 introduces many new storage features and capabilities. These new capabilities are designed to provide enhanced reliability, availability, and performance at every layer of the Microsoft storage stack. They allow IT pros to combine features and build powerful new storage solutions, such as the ability to deliver feature-rich high performance storage functionality and performance without sacrificing budget. This course covers a number of these new features, including:
- Storage Spaces, which is designed to deliver a cost-effective storage solution.- SMB 3.0 and the new features in the protocol, including how the new features enhance the reliability, availability, manageability, and performance of file servers.- Enhancements to Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) to extend its benefits beyond Hyper-V to support other application workloads.- Resilient file systems, NTFS file system enhancements, and data de-duplication.
After learning Windows Server 2012, you will have a detailed understanding of the new storage enhancements in Windows Server 2012 and how you can use them.
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This module explains how with Windows Server 2012, you now have the ability to virtualize your storage solution with Storage Spaces. This module explains in detail how Storage Spaces gives you the ability to consolidate all your Serial ATA (SATA) or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) connected disks – no matter whether they are SSDs or traditional HDDs -- and consolidate them together as storage pools. We will also cover the unified interface that provides a single mechanism through which to manage all storage, including non-Microsoft intelligent storage subsystems and virtualized local storage.
This module describes the updated SMB protocol (SMB 3.0) and the new features in Windows Server 2012. The module explains how the new protocol features enhance the reliability, availability, manageability, and performance of file servers. Finally, the module specifically describes the support for Microsoft® SQL Server® and Hyper-V on SMB.
This module explains the new technologies in CSV v2 in Windows Server 2012 and how these features enable more resilient cluster storage and improved performance and backup. It also describes deployment considerations for CSV v2 and explains how CSV v2 works with other new failover clustering features.
This module explains a number of new file system enhancements in Windows Server 2012, starting with a look at the new resilient file system (ReFS). The module then explains several key enhancements in the NTFS file system, before finally looking at data de-duplication, which uses sophisticated de-duplication functionality that you can use on any server to extend storage capabilities.