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WD DX4000: Create a decent SAN

One requirement or recommendation when creating a SAN that utilizes iSCSI is to separate the physical MPIO segment to permit full bandwidth utilization for the Initiators. This would also allow the network to operate with Jumbo Frames and minimize any

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WD DX4000: Windows RE & Bare Metal Recovery

One part of the business continuity plan that lays solely on the shoulders of any IT organization is the Disaster Recovery Plan. It’s the framework that gets enacted when a disruption of service occurs. It could be a security intrusion,

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WD DX4000: Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

With a bit of wrangling and some brain surgery from the folks over at Home Server Show forums, I was able to successfully get Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials up and running on my Western Digital DX 4000 server. There

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WD DX4000: Intel RST 12.9 vs 13.1 performance and flashback

I recently had the opportunity to rebuild my system and decided to upgrade to Windows Server 2012R2. I like having a system that I know I can rely on, an “out of sight, out of mind” type deal; however, I

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WD DX4000: Customize RAID Configuration

Over the past year, I received several great compliments regarding these postings, and for that I just wanted to say thanks. There have been a few questions floating around regarding the RAID configuration possibilities and today, I have something I

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WD DX4000: Building Windows Server 2012, part 3 – the LCD

This is the third and final article in my series related to converting the DX4000 to Windows Server 2012. In this post, I cover some details related to using PowerShell to display performance information to the LCD. I created a

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WD DX4000: Building Windows Server 2012, part 2

Welcome to the second part of my guide on converting the DX4000 into a nice little Windows Server 2012 build. In this article, we will cover what is needed to create the auto unattended installation and a couple neat features

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