Windows Server 2016 RDMA and the Hyper-V vSwitch – Part II

Introduction In part I this article I demonstrated that some of the rules in regards to SMB Direct and the Hyper-V vSwitch as we know them for Windows Server 2012 R2 have changed with Windows Server 2016. We focused on … Continue reading

Windows Server 2016 RDMA and the Hyper-V vSwitch – Part I

Introduction With Windows Server 2012 R2, using both RDMA and the Hyper-V vSwitch on the same host required separate physical network adapters (pNICs). There are 2 reasons for this. First a vSwitch is generally created with a native Windows NIC … Continue reading

RDMA/RoCE & Windows Server 2016 TPv4 Testing

Introduction My good buddy and fellow MVP Aidan Finn has promoted disabling advanced features by default in order to avoid downtime for a long time and with good reason. I agree with the fact that too many implementations of features … Continue reading

Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 9 – RDMA, RoCE, PFC and ETS

Just before Carsten Rachfahl and I left for Microsoft Ignite we recorded episode 9 of the Hyper-V Amigo Showcast. In this episode we’ll discuss SMB Direct over RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) which requires lossless Ethernet. Data Center Bridging is … Continue reading