Webcast Recording of Windows Azure IaaS Quick Start Kit (QSK) by @yungchou

Microsoft Evangelist Yung Chou capture a great webcast about the Windows Azure Quick Start Kit. The webcast is around 1 hour long.

Discription Source Microsoft TechNet:

This is the recording of the webcast in which I reviewed the deployment methodology (http://aka.ms/AzureIaasMethod) and walked through the PowerShell script for automating a deployment. You can get the script from http://aka.ms/QSKand set up Windows Azure PowerShell by following the instructions at http://aka.ms/AzureCmdlets to test the script yourself. This will get you prepared for a more elaborated Windows Azure PowerShell script which I am planning to release in a few weeks.


To watch the webcast please click here.

Dell PowerEdge VRTX Networking

This article is written by @DellTechCenter Team. 

Dell PowerEdge VRTX is a converged infrastructure product focused on remote, branch, and small office requirements.

This document outlines the configuration of the Dell PowerEdge VRTX 1GbE switch I/O Module (IOM) to establish basic connection to the local network. Dell PowerEdge VRTX can be configured with an integrated 1GbE pass-through switch module or an integrated 1GbE switch module. The 1GbE switch module is recommended for most applications.

You can download the guide here.

Windows Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Dell Compellent Storage Center

This guide, written by Dell, shows how to install and configure a Failover Cluster on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2.  This guide details installing the Failover Clustering feature, quorum and disk configurations, use of a cluster in a Hyper-V environment, and how to configure a clustered file server role.


Windows Server MPIO Best Practices for Dell Compellent Storage Center

This paper, written by Dell, provides a technical overview of Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO), and detailed instructions on how to install and configure MPIO on Windows Server 2003 and above.  This guide includes detailed instructions on how to configure the Microsoft iSCSI initiator, and recommended hotfixes and registry settings to keep Dell Compellent volumes functioning properly in case of a server connection failure to Storage Center.


Windows Server ODX Solutions Guide for Dell Compellent Storage Center

This paper, written by Dell, provides a technical overview of Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX), how Dell Compellent implements ODX, and the performance increases ODX has to offer.