Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
StarWind Virtual SAN® L1 and L2 caches. Operational principles

This document reveals StarWind’s approach to L1 and L2 cache memory and the ways it’s implemented. The technical paper also contains information on two basic cache policies (Write-Back and Write-Through), as well as gives recommendations on what policy to choose for the highest performance. The document also provides clarity on the interaction of L1 and L2 caches.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 23, 2019
StarWind Virtual SAN Asynchronous Replication. Configuration Scenarios

This article provides information and explanation for Asynchronous Replication configuration scenarios.
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Posted by vitaliy kapshytar on October 24, 2018
Changing, adding and disabling L1 cache

This article provides guidance on his article provides step-by-step guidance on changing and disabling L1 cache on the HA device.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on September 18, 2018
iSCSI Targets Access Rights in StarWind VSAN

This article describes the access rights settings for the StarWind VSAN targets.
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Posted by Boris Yurchenko on July 25, 2018
Bringing your tape library back online in MS DPM with tape drive remap

This article provides a guidance on fixing the issue with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) when a tape library goes offline and gets separated into standalone drives.
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Posted by Boris Yurchenko on February 15, 2018
StarWind RAM Disk SDK

The RAM disk device is an extremely fast virtual disk that completely resides in the random-access memory. Normally, RAM disk devices are used to store the temporary/cache files. This allows dramatically improving the system performance.

This article provides a guidance on how to manage the StarWind RAM Disk devices, using StarWind RAM Disk SDK.
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Posted by Boris Yurchenko on February 14, 2018
How to restore Production on a DR site using StarWind Asynchronous Replication

This article provides a guidance on restoring Production on a DR site with StarWind Asynchronous Replication implemented.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on February 1, 2018
StarWind Targets and Linux Open iSCSI Initiator

This article describes how to solve “mounting issue” of StarWind devices in Linux Open iSCSI Initiator for VTL, Physical Tapes, RAW images.
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Posted by Michael Rakitin on January 15, 2018
Protect your environment against Spectre and Meltdown

Every systems and storage administrator wants to protect one’s environment from Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, which affect not only Windows PCs, but servers as well.
Most major vendors (Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, etc.) have published detailed information about the vulnerabilities and updates, which fix the issue. Other vendors also work on the issue resolution.
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Posted by Boris Yurchenko on December 11, 2017
Unattended setup of StarWind VSAN v8

Installation package of StarWind VSAN product offers a set of options to automate the installation process. It can be installed with command-line scripts and by means of Group Policy management in Windows Domain.
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