SQL Saturday #342 in Mobile is tomorrow

Here is a summary of my session, at 3 PM in "Room 2" (that just sounds too easy...) Of course, you really want to sign up for the other speakers, but just maybe at 3 PM my session will appeal to you. P.S.: Bring your family to Mobile! Tomorrow they can get free admission to … Continue reading SQL Saturday #342 in Mobile is tomorrow

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iSCSI Target in Windows Server 2012 R2 *does* support dynamically expanding VHDX

As an update to a previous post (https://svenaelterman.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/iscsi-target-in-windows-server-2012-does-not-support-dynamically-expanding-vhds/), Windows Server 2012 R2 now supports mapping iSCSI targets to dynamically expanding VHDX. It comes with a major catch though: you cannot create, for example, a 2 TB iSCSI target on a 60 GB disk. You can however create two 60 GB targets on a single 60 … Continue reading iSCSI Target in Windows Server 2012 R2 *does* support dynamically expanding VHDX

Windows Server 2012 R2 First Impressions

Yesterday, Microsoft released the preview of Windows 8.1. It received a lot of attention and it may have somewhat overshadowed the preview release of Windows Server 2012 R2 ("12R2" suggests Mark Minasi). I installed it and here are some first impressions of the release. There is a Start button. It just takes you to the … Continue reading Windows Server 2012 R2 First Impressions

iSCSI Target in Windows Server 2012 does not support dynamically expanding VHDs

A brief post about something I just learned the hard way: Windows Server 2012 iSCSI Targets do not support dynamically expanding VHDs. The new iSCSI target that's integrated into Windows Server 2012 looked like a great tool for setting up a virtual NAS on VMware Workstation to create a SQL Server 2012 failover cluster test … Continue reading iSCSI Target in Windows Server 2012 does not support dynamically expanding VHDs