Learn about the core functionality, benefits, use cases, and implementation of the highly available File Server role in Windows Server 2019.
Contoso, Ltd. is a financial services company in Seattle with major offices located throughout the world. Most of its compute environment runs on-premises on Windows Server. This includes virtualized workloads on Windows Server 2016 hosts.
Contoso IT staff are migrating Contoso on-premises servers to Windows Server 2019. As part of the migration, Contoso plans to expand into additional sites and use virtualization to help expedite bringing a new site online. The company is also generating larger volumes of data with plans for even more data in the future. Because of this, the company needs flexible storage options. Finally, Contoso plans to increase the use of virtualization to optimize their computing environment because many physical servers are underutilized.
As a Windows Server administrator, you need to find out the options available and how you can implement high availability for shares hosted on Windows Server 2019 file servers that reside in Contoso’s datacenters.
After completing this module, you'll be able to:
- Provide a high-level overview of Windows Server File Server high-availability options.
- Describe the characteristics of, and high-level implementation steps for Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).
- Describe the characteristics of, and high-level implementation steps for Scale-Out File Server (SOFS).
- Describe the characteristics of, and high-level implementation steps for Storage Replica.
To get the best learning experience from this module, you should have knowledge and experience of:
- Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
- Core networking technologies.
- Windows Server Hyper-V fundamentals.