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Overview of new Storage features in Windows Server 2012 Beta.

Overview of new Storage features in Windows Server 2012 Beta.

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  • Windows Server® 2012 Beta Storage Overview Harold Wong blogs.technet.com/haroldwong @haroldwongThe information contained in this document relates to a pre-release product which may be substantiallymodified before it is commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied with respect tothe information presented here.
  • Section 01 Windows Server 2012 Beta StorageWindows Server 2012 Beta 2
  • 01 Section 1 Storage Overview • Introduction and Overview of the Windows Server 2012 Beta Storage Solution stack Windows Server 2012 Beta Technical Detail • A closer look at some of the new Windows Server 2012 Beta storage featuresWindows Server 2012 Beta 3
  • Storage – Platform Storage • Powerful new platform abstractions with • Platform Storage storage pools and storage spaces • Clustering • Offloaded data transfers • File and Block Access • Improved resilience to • Networking data corruption with ReFS • Virtualization • Improved NTFS availability with Online • Management Scanning and Repair • Data deduplication • Thin provisioningWindows Server 2012 Beta 4
  • Storage – Clustering • Increased scale with Clustered Shared • Platform Storage Volume v2 (more nodes, more VMs) • Clustering • Transparent and fast failover • File and Block Access • Higher availability for • Networking file shares and block- File based storage • Virtualization share clusters • Support for iSCSI, • Management SMB File Share, Storage Spaces, or FC SAN shared storageWindows Server 2012 Beta 5 5
  • Storage – File and Block Access • Transparent failover for storage services • Platform Storage • Increased scale and fast, efficient access to • Clustering application storage • File and Block Access • NFS v4.1 Server support • Continuous availability • Networking for: • Hyper-V® and • Virtualization Microsoft® SQL Server® data on SMB • Management file shares • App data on NFS v3 shares or iSCSI Target ServerWindows Server 2012 Beta 6 6
  • Storage - Networking • High performance data transfers with SMB • Platform Storage Direct • Application storage • Clustering capabilities on SMB shares • File and Block Access • New multipathing • Networking solutions with SMB Multichannel • Virtualization • ManagementWindows Server 2012 Beta 7 7
  • Storage - Virtualization • Availability of guest virtual machines on • Platform Storage Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs) • Clustering • Live migration outside cluster boundaries • File and Block Access • Increased storage • Networking capacity and data protection with new • Virtualization VHDX format • ManagementWindows Server 2012 Beta 8 8
  • Storage - Management • SMI-S and WMI Management • Platform Storage • Multiserver management • Clustering capabilities • File and Block Access • Remote server management • Networking • New Windows PowerShell cmdlets • Virtualization Windows Server • Management 2012Windows Server 2012 Beta 9 9
  • 02 Section 2 Storage Overview • Introduction and Overview of the Windows Server 2012 Beta Storage Solution stack Windows Server 2012 Beta Technical Details • A closer look at some of the new Windows Server 2012 Beta storage and availability featuresWindows Server 2012 Beta 10
  • Platform Storage – Disk I/O Flexible storage options with Storage Spaces Windows Application Servers or File Servers • Virtualizes commodity Physical or storage into Storage virtualized Spaces and Storage deployments Pools File Server Hyper-V SMB Multichannel • Integration with other Administration Console Integrated Windows Server 2012 with other Failover Clustering NTFS SMB Direct Beta capabilities Windows 8 Consumer • Provides storage Cluster Shared Preview Volumes NFS Windows Storage Mgmt. resilience and capabilities availability from Windows Virtualized Storage Spaces Storage Spaces Storage Spaces commodity storage Storage • SAS and SATA Storage Pool Storage Pool Storage Pool interconnects (Shared) SAS or SATA • Cluster support Physical StorageWindows Server 2012 Beta
  • Platform Storage – Disk I/O Offloaded Data Transfers (ODX) ODX Benefits • Rapid virtual provisioning and migration • Faster transfers for large files • Array throughput maximization • Less CPU and network usage • Performance not limited by network throughput or server usage • Improved data center capacity and scale Token-based copy operationWindows Server 2012 Beta 12
  • Platform Storage – Local File System New Storage Capabilities with Resilient File System (ReFS) • ReFS File System • Greater compatibility with SATA standards • Resilience against power outage corruption • Online corruption recovery • Scale to petabyte+ data sets • Implements on-disk structures, such as the Master File Table, to represent files and directories.Windows Server 2012 Beta 13
  • Platform Storage – Local File System NTFS Availability, Reliable Crash Recovery, and Improved SATA Reliability Time to complete Chkdsk operation on a single instance of corruption in minutes • NTFS/ReFS self- healing capabilities • Automated health checking on NTFS • Chkdsk improvements reduce downtime • Improved SATA reliabilityWindows Server 2012 Beta 14
  • Platform Storage – Local File System Storage efficiency with Data Deduplication Metadata Data Metadata Data • Capacity Optimization File 1 File 2 Name, Name, A B C M N A B C X Y attributes,.. attributes,.. • 2:1 with File Shares • 20:1 with Virtual On-disk transformation of files during data deduplication Storage Metadata Chunk Store • Scale and Performance File 1 Low CPU & memory Name, Reparse attributes,.. Sparse Data Data chunks • A B C M N impact Metadata File 2 Name, attributes,.. Sparse Reparse Data X Y • Configured scheduling • Reliability and Integrity • Redundant metadata • Checksums and Average savings with data deduplication by workload type integrity checks • Even greater efficiency with BranchCacheWindows Server 2012 Beta 15
  • Platform Storage – Local File System Thin Provisioning and Trim Storage Utilization • Identification • Notification • Optimization Hyper-V • Compatibility Virtual NTFS Machine Filters Virtual Disk or Storage SpaceWindows Server 2012 Beta 16
  • Clustering New cluster scale up and scale out capabilities • An industry-best 4,000 virtual machines per 4,000 virtual cluster machines in a • Massive scale out to 64 single cluster nodes SCALE UP • Support for true live migration • Extend clustered shared volumes (CSV v2) scale out support to new workloads. • Remote multiple- server management through Server ManagerWindows Server 2012 Beta 17
  • File and Block Access iSCSI Target Server with Network Boot • iSCSI network boot • Typically used for Hyper-V host boot and HPC boot • Rapid deployment • Quick recovery • Reduce capital expenditures and operating expenditures • Ease of managementWindows Server 2012 Beta 18
  • File and Block Access High availability storage for UNIX, Linux, and VMware • Transparent failover support for NFS v3 clients • UNIX, Linux, and VMware support • New RPC-XDR runtime infrastructure and DLLs make NFS failover faster than everWindows Server 2012 Beta 19
  • File and Block Access High-availability scalable storage for Hyper-V and SQL Server • High-availability scale out file server • SQL Server and Hyper-V Hyper-V data store Cluster SMB • Single file system namespace Single Logical Server FooShare • Zero application downtime for both Single File System Namespace File Server planned maintenance Cluster and unplanned failures Cluster Shared Volumes • Active/active accessWindows Server 2012 Beta 20
  • File and Block Access SMB Application Support for SQL Server and Hyper-V • Hyper-V can now leverage file share storage for virtual storage • Application-specific capabilities for Hyper- V and SQL Server workload types • Leverage new high- performance and high-availability SMB features for applications • Cluster-Aware Updating for applicationsWindows Server 2012 Beta 21
  • Networking Network Performance and Availability – SMB Direct (RDMA) • New class of SMB file storage • Minimal CPU utilization for I/O processing • Low-latency with ability to leverage high-speed networks (InfiniBand and iWARP) • Traditional advantages of SMB file storage: • Easy to provision and migrate • Leverages converged networks • No app change or admin configuration • Can be used with SMB Multichannel for load balancing and failoverWindows Server 2012 Beta 22
  • Networking Network Performance and Availability – SMB Multichannel • MPIO capabilities Multiple 1GbE Multiple 10GbE/IB without Fibre NICs RSS-capable NICs Channel • Improved SMB Client SMB Client performance and resiliency for SMB 10Gb 10Gb 1Gb 1Gb shares • Can use 1 GbE, 10 Switch Switch Switch Switch GbE or InfiniBand • Can be used alongside other 1Gb 1Gb 10GbE 10GbE features like SMB Direct for even SMB Server SMB Server greater performance.Windows Server 2012 Beta 23
  • Virtualization Virtual Fibre Channel Support • Unmediated access to a SAN • Hardware-based I/O Guest MPIO path to virtual hard DSM disk stack • NPIV support • A single Hyper-V host Guest MPIO connected to different SANs DSM SAN • Up to four Virtual Switch Fabric Fibre Channel HBAs per virtual machine • MPIO functionality • Live migrationWindows Server 2012 Beta 24
  • Management Unified storage management with SMI-S and WMI • Gives administrators a centralized storage management interface • SMI-S compliant SAN management from Windows Server Manager • Remote management of servers and server storageWindows Server 2012 Beta 25
  • Conclusion Reducing storage Increasing storage Improving Maximizing costs & increasing management performance and reliability and cost effectiveness efficiency capabilities availability • Storage Spaces • Comprehensive storage • SMB Direct • Continuous Availability • ReFS management • SMB Multichannel SMB, iSCSI & NFS • CSV v2 • New Windows • SMB Scale Out • Online scanning and PowerShell cmdlets repair in NTFS and ReFS • Thin Provisioning • SQL Server over SMB • SMI-S and SMP support • Faster CHKDSK in NTFS • Data Deduplication • Hyper-V over SMB • Remote storage • Storage Spaces with • NFS 3.1 & NFS 4.1 • Offloaded Data Transfer management ReFS support • Live Storage Migration • All from a single • SMB Transparent interface • Virtual Fibre Channel Failover Windows Server 2012 Beta - Your storage solutionWindows Server 2012 Beta 26