What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 and
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

Florin Loghiade

ITSpark
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Agenda

București
19 oct 2013

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What’s new and what’s improved with R2
Storage Tiering
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What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2

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Powershell 4.0 – Desired State Configuration
AVMA (Datacenter Edition...
Storage Spaces & Storage Tiering
What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2

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SAN vs. Microsoft solution feature comparison

Windows File Server Cluster

Traditional Storage

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Storage Tiering

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New feature in Storage Spaces:
• Enables the ability to add SSD’s and HDD’s into a...
Storage Tiering

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19 oct 2013

SSD JBOD

HDD JBOD

Tiered space

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Storage Tiering

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Storage Tiering

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List of commands for storage cmdlets - Get-Command -Module Storage
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Work Folders – Enterprise Cloud Storage
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Work Folders

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What does it do:
• Allows users to have their work data distributed on
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Work Folders

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What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2

DEMO – Work Folders

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IIS 8.5

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19 oct 2013

What changed since 8.0:
• Better logging capabilities
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Site to Site connection using a private address
IPAM...
One tool to rule the data center
What’s new in SCVMM 2012 R2

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How the sync between teams helped
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Q&A

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  1. 1. What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 Florin Loghiade ITSpark florin@itspark.ro @FlorinLoghiade @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  2. 2. Agenda București 19 oct 2013 • Windows Server 2012 R2 • • • • What’s new and what’s improved with R2 Storage Tiering Work Folders IIS 8.5 • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 • What’s new in R2 • One tool to rule a Data Center • How the sync between teams helped @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  3. 3. What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 • • • • • • • Powershell 4.0 – Desired State Configuration AVMA (Datacenter Edition only) Live migration via SMB 3.0 (RDMA) Workplace Join – Windows 8.1 and IOS; WP8 and Android, Soon™ Shared virtual disk for guest clusters Virtual machine migration when the host is shutdown Enhanced Data Deduplication and many more. @ București 19 oct 2013 # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  4. 4. Storage Spaces & Storage Tiering What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  5. 5. București 19 oct 2013 SAN vs. Microsoft solution feature comparison Windows File Server Cluster Traditional Storage with Storage Spaces with FC/iSCSI Storage Array • • • • • • • • • • • • (new with R2) • • @ • • # (improved in R2) Premium conference on Microsoft technologies (improved in R2) (new with R2)
  6. 6. Storage Tiering București 19 oct 2013 New feature in Storage Spaces: • Enables the ability to add SSD’s and HDD’s into a storage pool and letting the storage subsystem prioritize how the storage will be used. • Checks for hot and cold files at an established time. (1 AM by default) • Persistent write-back cache. @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  7. 7. Storage Tiering București 19 oct 2013 SSD JBOD HDD JBOD Tiered space @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  8. 8. Storage Tiering @ # București 19 oct 2013 Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  9. 9. Storage Tiering @ # București 19 oct 2013 Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  10. 10. Storage Tiering București 19 oct 2013 List of commands for storage cmdlets - Get-Command -Module Storage #Get physical disks that can be pooled $disks= get-physicaldisk | ? {$_.canpool -eq $true #New tiered pool New-StoragePool -StorageSubSystemFriendlyName *Spaces* -FriendlyName PoolTier -PhysicalDisks $pooldisks #Media Type Get-StoragePool -FriendlyName TieredPool1 | Get-PhysicalDisk | Select FriendlyName, MediaType, Size #Create SSD Tier $tier_ssd = New-StorageTier -StoragePoolFriendlyName PoolTier -FriendlyName SSD -MediaType SSD #Create HDD Tier $tier_hdd = New-StorageTier -StoragePoolFriendlyName PoolTier -FriendlyName HDD -MediaType HDD #Create storage space tier virtual disk with write-back cache enabled $vdisk1 = New-VirtualDisk -StoragePoolFriendlyName Pool Tier -FriendlyName Tiered_Space -StorageTiers @($tier_ssd, $tier_hdd) -StorageTierSizes @(<size SSD>, <size HDD>) -ResiliencySettingName <simple or mirror> -WriteCacheSize <15>GB #Initialize virtual disk, Create Partition and Volume, Assign Drive Letter Get-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName Tiered_Space | Get-Disk | Initialize-Disk –Passthru | New-Partition –AssignDriveLetter – UseMaximumSize | Format-Volume -force -Confirm:$false #Pin file on SSD Tier Set-FileStorageTier -FilePath <path EG: e:x.vhdx>-DesiredStorageTier ($vdisk1 | Get-StorageTier -MediaType SSD) @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  11. 11. Work Folders – Enterprise Cloud Storage What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  12. 12. Work Folders București 19 oct 2013 What does it do: • Allows users to have their work data distributed on their machines • Different solution than public solutions (Skydrive, Skydrive Pro, Dropbox) • Access based and encrypted. @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  13. 13. Work Folders @ # București 19 oct 2013 Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  14. 14. What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 DEMO – Work Folders @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  15. 15. IIS 8.5 București 19 oct 2013 What changed since 8.0: • Better logging capabilities Administrators now have the ability to log custom fields • Dynamic website activation Activates the site only when it receives the first request • Idle worker process page-out Suspends the process rather than terminate @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  16. 16. What’s new in SCVMM 2012 R2 • • • • • • • @ București 19 oct 2013 Site to Site connection using a private address IPAM integration Live cloning Live VHDX resize Better dynamic memory support Create Linux or Windows VM’s via template gallery Scale-out file server # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  17. 17. One tool to rule the data center What’s new in SCVMM 2012 R2 @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  18. 18. How the sync between teams helped What’s new in SCVMM 2012 R2 @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  19. 19. Q&A @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies

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