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Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track guides

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Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Fabric Architecture Guide

“The scope of this document is to provide customers with the necessary guidance to develop solutions for a Microsoft private cloud infrastructure in accordance with the IaaS PLA patterns that are identified for use with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. This document provides specific guidance for developing fabric architectures (compute, network, storage, and virtualization layers) of an overall private cloud solution.”

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Fabric Management Architecture Guide

“The scope of this document is to provide customers with the necessary guidance to develop solutions for a Microsoft private cloud infrastructure in accordance with the IaaS PLA patterns that are identified for use with the Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This document provides specific guidance for developing a management architecture for an overall private cloud solution.”

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Windows Server 2012: Planning for Active Directory Forest Recovery

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This guide has now been updated to include using virtualized domain controller cloning in Windows Server 2012 to expedite forest recovery.

Written by adamsync

May 2, 2013 at 22:30

Best Practices for Securing Active Directory

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May 2, 2013 at 22:24

Understand and Troubleshoot Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012

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I have updated my post on Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012 learning resources to include a link to the recently released update of the outstandingly good

Understand and Troubleshoot Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012

guide by Mike Stephens of Microsoft. The doc was part of the Understand and Troubleshoot guides for the Windows Server 2012 beta program,  a very fine example of a technical guide.

Written by adamsync

March 1, 2013 at 21:47

Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2013 – session videos available

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Videos of talks covering topics in:

Windows server
Virtualization & Cloud
System Management
Unified Communication
Windows Client
Partner talks

given at the Nordic Infrastructure Conference held in January are now available. There’s broad coverage by many well-known speakers, see the Agenda for links to the videos.

Designing Your Cloud Infrastructure

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This Design Guide is focused on the design of the cloud infrastructure and the components that make up a cloud infrastructure. It does not provide information on how build a complete private cloud, public cloud, or hosted cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), or software as a service (SaaS) solution. The cloud infrastructure contains the building blocks on which any Windows Server 2012 cloud service or delivery model is built.

This document is comprised of the following sections:

  • Cloud Infrastructure Technical Overview. This section provides a short overview of cloud computing and the requirements of a cloud infrastructure.
  • Cloud Infrastructure Design. This section provides an introduction to the cloud infrastructure design process.
  • Designing the Cloud Storage Infrastructure. This section provides information related to design considerations for building the cloud storage infrastructure using Windows Server 2012 platform features and capabilities.
  • Designing the Cloud Network Infrastructure. This section provides information related to design considerations for building the cloud network infrastructure by using Windows Server 2012 platform features and capabilities.
  • Designing the Cloud Compute (Virtualization) Infrastructure. This section provides information related to design considerations for building the cloud compute (virtualization) infrastructure using Windows Server 2012 platform features and capabilities.
  • Overview of Suggested Cloud Infrastructure Deployment Scenarios. This section provides information on three suggested cloud infrastructure deployment scenarios and the design decisions that drive selecting one over the other.

TCP Loopback Fast Path in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

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“The default behavior of the TCP loopback interface is to move local TCP traffic through most of the network stack, including AFD (which is essentially the kernel mode representation of a user mode TCP socket),  as well as the layers corresponding to TCP and IP protocol layers.

Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 introduce a new optional fast path…

 

TCP Loopback fast path is just one of the Low Latency Workload support features in Windows Server 2012.

Written by adamsync

January 26, 2013 at 00:35