Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN® 3-node Compute and Storage Separated Scenario with Windows Server 2016

This guide describes how to configure a 3-node compute and storage separated scenario with deploying StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN) with Windows Server 2016. Read the guide and find out all the steps required for provisioning StarWind High Availability (HA) Storage to Windows Server 2016 hosts and creating a failover cluster.

Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN®
Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)

Advanced system security is possible due to implementation of Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP). It is a type of user authentication fully supported by StarWind. This guide provides detailed instruction on how to successfully configure CHAP permissions in StarWind Virtual SAN with such hypervisors as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Citrix Xen.

White Paper: StarWind Stretched Clustering

The concept of a stretched cluster itself is not new. Yet, the existing solutions featuring active-passive replication can hardly be considered efficient and fault-tolerant due to leaving only half of the available resources for applications while another half remains on standby. Learn from this whitepaper how StarWind Stretched Clustering accomplishes these challenges with active-active replication.

Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN Working with StarWind LSFS Snapshots in ESXi

This guide provides a detailed instruction on creating and mounting the Log-Structured File System snapshots in the ESXi host in three basic mounting scenarios: keeping the existing signature, assigning a new signature, and formatting the disk.