Posted by Mikael Nystrom on November 22, 2011
It’s time for Johan Arwidmark and me to deliver the “Geek Week”, this is by far the most exiting training I have ever done, it is fun, it is very technical and I have never ever had so many “-Aha, I did not know you could do that?”
The reason why it is so fun for us and in many cases “exiting” for our attendees is that it is “complete”, that means that we cover everything more or less, we start out with general Windows 7 Deployment, ref images, Windows Deployment Services, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Lite Touch, Zero touch, Applications, MAP and ACT and that is only the first 2 days and you build most of this. So what will happen next then? Since the world is not perfect and deployment people normally know less of the “Dark Side” (That is Server Side) we start putting up different solutions for app-compat issues, so we will setup System Center Virtual Machine manager, learn Hyper-V, Scripting Hyper-V, Deploy Terminal Servers, Learn GPP/GPO, learn things around File, Print, Cluster, Active Directory and everything that you really need know about. Not only will you learn, you will learn by doing, since you are building the entire infrastructure around this. We also spend time on troubleshooting of course
We normally stay at the same hotel, that means all of us, so is just happens to be a bar there. So after class there will be a bunch of doing down in the hotel to continue the “class” over a drink.
It is hard to describe this event, but at least I tried. We don’t run those events very often so you might want to join in, I’ll guess we will run the next event in the summer of 2012 or even later than that.
Anyway, you can read what other are saying about this here Microsoft Pinpoint’
and you can read more and sign up here – http://www.truesec.com/infrastructure/labs/deployment/migration/deployment_geek_week
Really hope to see you there.
Posted in Deployment, Geek Week, Hyper-V, iSCSI, Lite Touch, MDT, SCCM, SCVMM, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 | Tagged: Deployment, Geek Week, Lite Touch, OS Deployment, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Zero Touch | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Mikael Nystrom on April 4, 2011
Microsoft is releasing the iSCSI Target Server and that means that you now can use a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 OS as a SAN by adding this download, it is so cool!!!.
The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 provides storage (disks) over a TCP/IP network. It turns a computer running Windows Server into a storage device which provides shared block storage. You can use Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 to perform a variety of storage-related tasks, including the following:
- Provide shared storage for Hyper-V to enable high availability and live migration
- Consolidate storage for multiple application servers (i.e. Microsoft SQL Server or Hyper-V)
- Provide shared storage for applications hosted on a Windows failover cluster
- Enable diskless computers to boot remotely from a single operating system image using iSCSI
The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 is an economical solution suited for a development or test environment and a small, medium, or branch office production environment. It enables storage consolidation and sharing on a Windows Server by implementing the iSCSI (Internet Small Computer Systems Interface) protocol, which supports SCSI-block access to a storage device over a TCP/IP network. For details on how to manage iSCSI targets, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg232606(WS.10).aspx.
Read more here and get the download
Posted in Hyper-V, iSCSI, Windows Server 2008 R2 | Tagged: Hyper-V, iSCSI, Windows Server 2008 R2 | 1 Comment »