Rod Fournier and I had one of our geek talks recently, and it also came up in our clustering class in Denver. It also came up in a conference call last week. What does R2 offer when it comes to clustering? The answer is, nothing. Let me expand on this because it really isn’t true. While R2 offers absolutely nothing new for server clustering, it does offer many benefits that can improve the performance and reliability of clustering, and it also adds a new resource type. So, let’s try this again. What does R2 offer when it comes to clustering? … Continue reading Windows Server 2003 R2 and Clustering
This topic kind of caught me off guard a couple of weeks ago. I remember hearing very clearly (OK, I read it from several very reputably sources) that Exchange 12 would only be offered in 64 bit. I also remember hearing that Vista would be available in both 32 bit and 64 bit. The one that was fuzzy to me is regarding Longhorn server. I have heard that it would only be offered in 64 bit, but that was semi-wrong. OK, so, to set it straight as of today: Longhorn Server will be offered in 32 bit and 64 bit … Continue reading Longhorn and Exchange 12 – 64 bit or is 32 bit out there?
What an awesome way for a geek to spend an evening. Rod Fournier and I met with LeftHand Networks in Boulder, Colorado last night for about 3 hours reviewing their iSCSI technology. It is easy to manage, it is very fast (but it will be incredible once 10GigE is out) with its multiple pathing capabilities. I left there a very happy camper, and I didn’t even get any schwag. Why was I so happy? Well, I am glad you asked that. We found that LeftHand Networks can create and will support a single LUN (yep, one LUN) up to 256 … Continue reading LeftHand Networks – 256 TB LUN