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Intermediate
Updated
Dec 21, 2016
Duration
2h 27m
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One of the most important resources within a server deployment is storage. For production servers and applications, you need to made sure your implementing the right technologies, so you can prevent performance bottlenecks and ensure that your storage resources are resilient to hardware failures. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Storage Solutions, you will learn about the new features and advancements in storage. First, you'll learn how to configure disks and volumes. Next, you will learn how to setup iSCSI and storage replication. Finally, you'll learn to implement data deduplication. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize your efforts and meet your enterprises needs.

About the author
About the author

Mike Pfeiffer is a twenty year IT industry veteran, published author, and international conference speaker.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey, this is Mike Pfeiffer, and welcome to this course on Implementing Windows Server 2016 Storage Solutions. One of the most important resources within a server deployment is storage. For production servers and applications, you need to make sure that you're implementing the right technologies so you can prevent performance bottlenecks and ensure that your storage resources are resilient to hardware failures. In this course, we'll start off by configuring local disks and volumes, and then we'll cover the process of creating and formatting disks, understanding which file systems you should be using and how to implement software-based RAID for disk redundancy. Next, we'll move onto server storage technologies like iSCSI, and we'll see how to build an iSCSI SAN solution using nothing but Windows Server 2016 machines. We'll also deploy Storage Spaces, which is a modern approach to creating pools of storage that can implement redundancy and improve performance. We'll even set up server-to-server replication for disaster recovery, using a new feature in Windows Server 2016 called Storage Replica. In the final module, we'll take a close look at Data Deduplication and we'll see how to drastically free up tons of space on existing storage volumes, and this is great for lowering costs and making backup and restore operations run as fast as possible. Now in this course, I'm going to show you how to do all this stuff, both in the graphical tools, as well as through an automated approach with PowerShell, and I'll even show you exactly how I set up my virtual lab environment so you can follow along. So whether you're looking to just pick up new skills for a project at work, or if you're looking to get certified, this course will give you the skills you need to understand the key storage concepts on Window Server 2016.

Configuring Disks and Volumes
In this module, we're going to take a look at Configuring Disks and Volumes on Windows Server 2016, and we're going to do this remotely from our Windows 10 management computers. We'll start off by talking about the typical physical disk types that you might see in a server environment. Then we'll move on to getting our hands dirty and doing a lot of hands-on configuration, where we partition and format disks. We'll see how to create volumes for those disks, and we'll even see how to create redundant volumes using something called RAID. I'll show you a bunch of different ways that you can manage volumes in Windows with various tools, even doing this remotely. And then finally, we'll wrap up by talking about virtual disks, which use the Hyper-V format, even if you're not using Hyper-V as a virtualization platform. So let's go ahead and move onto the next video and we'll get started.

Implementing Server Storage
In this module, we're going to take a look at Implementing Server Storage on Windows Server 2016. So we're going to start off by talking about some of the server-based storage technologies like direct-attached storage, network-attached storage, and then storage-area networks. And then we'll dive into setting up iSCSI storage on Windows Server 2016, and we'll move into other items like implementing SMB and NFS shares, setting up Storage Spaces, and doing server-to-server replication with Storage Replica.

Implementing Data Deduplication
In this module, we're going to take a look at the Data Deduplication service in Windows Server 2016. So we'll talk about how the service works, how it can free up a ton of space on your servers. We'll talk about what the requirements are. We'll then see examples of deploying the Data Deduplication service, both with graphical tools, as well as PowerShell. And then I'll show you how to monitor and manage the deduplication service.