Windows 8 SMB 2.2 File Sharing Performance

Hi guys,

I found this white paper about the new SMB 2.2 protocol which Microsoft uses in the new Windows 8 OS.

This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the performance capabilities of the Server Message Block (SMB) 2.2 file sharing protocol with 10 gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The Multi-Channel feature, introduced with SMB 2.2 in Windows Developer Preview, enables the use of multiple physical network interfaces in an SMB 2.2 client and server. This paper assumes the reader is familiar with the basics of SMB file sharing, networking technologies, and file system performance measurement with the Iometer tool.

This information applies for the following operating systems:
Windows Developer Preview
Windows Server Developer Preview

Included in this white paper:

Hardware Shifts and Trends
Targeted Workloads
SMB Connection Scaling
Multi-Channel Performance (Preliminary)

Enjoy reading.

Windows 8 server session list

Hi guys,

Here’s an overview of a few Build sessions which have to do with either Server 8 or virtualization in Windows 8. Enjoy and a full list can be found at the end of this post.

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Microsoft Build info – Windows 8

Hi guys,

Yesterday Microsoft started the Build conference.

They released a developer version of Windows 8 (workstation and server) last night and is available on the MSDN website for download.

If you didn’t see the keynote for Microsoft’s “build” click here.

If you want to run Windows 8 (server) in a virtual enviroment you need either Microsoft’s Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer or VMWare’s Workstation 8.

You can download your copy of VMWare’s Workstation 8 version here.

For Xitrix XenServer just click here.

And last but certainly not least Microsoft Hyper-V is available here. This is a free stand-alone version where you don’t need a license for.

There is a lot of news from the build conference and you’ll have to follow me on Twitter (@jackcobben) to keep up. I’ll be posting some info on the blog but not everything.

For now this is it and until next time.

Greetz
Jack