StarWind Resource Library

Technical Papers: StarWind Virtual SAN Maintenance Mode

Published: January 17, 2018

This guide provides a detailed description of how to configure the Maintenance mode for Highly Available devices using StarWind Management Console. Enabling of the Maintenance mode before planned shutdowns eliminates the need for data synchronization between nodes after exiting the Maintenance mode. This significantly simplifies the process of making any changes in Highly Available production environments and saves the time required for data synchronization.

Technical Papers: Creating Highly Available device using Node Majority Failover Strategy

Published: December 19, 2017

The simultaneous connection loss between nodes may cause “split brain” scenario, the state when nodes proceed read and write requests independently from each other. This incoordination causes data corruption after connection resumption. Setting up the failover strategy helps avoid the issue. This technical paper describes setting up an HA device using the Node Majority Failover Strategy with Witness Node on StarWind Virtual SAN as a storage provider.

Technical Papers: StarWind VSAN Configuring HA shared storage for Scale-Out File Server in Windows Server 2012 R2

Published: December 18, 2017

Scale-Out File Server allows keeping server application data on the file shares and makes them continuously accessible for end users. This guide provides detailed instructions on configuring Highly Available Shared Storage for Scale-Out File Server in Windows Server 2012 R2 with StarWind Virtual SAN as a storage provider.

Technical Papers: StarWind Virtual SAN Compute and Storage Separated Windows Server 2012R2

Published: December 8, 2017

This document shows how to configure StarWind Virtual SAN on 2 dedicated servers to provide fault tolerant shared storage to a client hypervisor cluster. A configuration with a dedicated SAN layer gives customers the ability to provide both block level and file level storage to the clients, resulting in a unified SAN/NAS solution which can be used for different applications and virtualization environments at the same time. It also allows users to configure StarWind Virtual SAN as a gateway to consolidate their heterogeneous storage environment into a single storage resource pool. Backend SANs can be a mix of different SANs from different vendors using different storage media like FC and iSCSI.

Technical Papers: How to enable iSER in StarWind Virtual SAN

Published: December 7, 2017

This document describes how to enable iSER, a topnotch data transfer iSCSI extension for RDMA, in StarWind Virtual SAN environment. Enabling iSER allows increasing the speed of VM migration and data replication. Additionally, iSER provides all the advantages of the iSCSI protocol, including security and simplicity.

Technical Papers: StarWind Virtual SAN® Hybrid Cloud [for Azure]

Published: October 11, 2017

This technical paper describes how to configure StarWind Hybrid Cloud, a solution that allows extending on-premises workloads to Azure public cloud. The paper covers the entire path of the solution configuration and its further integration into the production environment.