StarWind Resource Library

Technical Papers: StarWind Virtual SAN® ODX (Off-loaded Data Transfer)
Configuration and Performance Tuning Guide

Published: February 14, 2018

ODX (Offloaded Data Transfers) is a feature allowing to accelerate certain “copy and move” operations by enabling them to be performed on the storage, instead of running them between the client and storage through the network. This guide describes how to configure and check ODX performance in StarWind Virtual SAN.

Technical Papers: StarWind Deduplication Analyzer

Published: February 8, 2018

StarWind Deduplication Analyzer is a free software product allowing to estimate how data deduplication can optimize your storage capacity. It is released in two versions: for analyzing the shared network and local folders on Windows, and for working with ESX Datastore. This technical paper provides a step-by-step guide for running StarWind Deduplication Analyzer.

Technical Papers: StarWind Virtual SAN
Compute and Storage Separated with Windows Server 2016

Published: February 6, 2018

StarWind Virtual SAN supports not only hyper-converged architectures but also compute- and storage-separated ones. This technical paper contains detailed guidance on configuring a 2-node Hyper-V Failover Cluster using StarWind Virtual SAN with Windows Server 2016 to turn storage resources of separated servers into fault-tolerant shared storage for Hyper-V environment.

Technical Papers: StarWind Virtual SAN Asynchronous replication and Disaster Recovery

Published: January 31, 2018

Disaster recovery site is vital for any business. On-site redundancy does not guarantee the ultimate data protection. To ensure the safe data storing, StarWind provides asynchronous replication. This technical paper discusses setting up asynchronous replication between two nodes and basics of snapshot management in StarWind Virtual SAN environment.

Technical Papers: StarWind Configuring HA NFS File Server in Windows Server 2016

Published: January 25, 2018

StarWind Virtual SAN is a hardware-less storage solution that creates a fault-tolerant storage pool by mirroring the existing server’s storage and RAM between cluster nodes. This guide describes how to set up StarWind Virtual SAN, create a Shared Storage, and build the File Server for "General use”, ensuring file share availability and accessibility for all nodes.