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  • Blog Post: Installing the VDS Hardware Provider for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target on Windows Server 2008

    I just posted a new article describing the process to install the VDS Hardware Provider (and the VSS Hardware Provider) for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, which is part of Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (WUDSS 2003). This package, referred to as “Microsoft iSCSI Software Target Client...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK and MSDN doc updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

    The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, including updated documentation, is now available in the Windows Download Center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a91dc12a-fc94-4027-b67e-46bab7c5226c . For even more up-to-date documentation, see the MSDN Library...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Disk Service (VDS) documentation updates

    This is a summary of recent revisions to the VDS documentation on MSDN. 1. In the reference documentation for IVdsLunMpio::GetPathInfo ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa382316.aspx ), this sentence was added to the Note to Implementers section: “You only need to return information for...
  • Blog Post: New VDS and CIFS/SMB posts by Jose Barreto

    Here’s a couple of post by Jose Barreto that Storage fans will find interesting: - Adding Storage Management abilities to your Windows application using VDS (Virtual Disk Service) - “FSCT” - A CIFS/SMB/SMB2 File Server Tool for Capacity Planning and Performance Troubleshooting -- Malu...
  • Blog Post: Safely Virtualizing DFSR

    Hi folks, Ned here again. With the massive growth of virtualization, odds are you want to safely and reliably run Distributed File System Replication on Hyper-V, Xen, KVM, or VMware – heck, you may already be doing so. With that in mind, I am here today to save your job! OK that might overstating...