Troubleshooting Scale-Out File Servers

Troubleshooting requires a logical and often systematic search for the source of the problem, so that ultimately the problem can be resolved, and the product or component that was failing can be brought back online and be considered in an operational state once again.

Various techniques can be used to troubleshoot issues encountered when implementing and managing SOFS in support of application data. The following are meant to provide assistance when troubleshooting problems as they are encountered.

Using Troubleshooting Tools

Troubleshooting tools for SOFS can be divided into the following components:

  • Windows Failover Clustering
  • Hyper-V
  • File services
  • SMB 3.0
  • SQL Server

Windows Failover Clustering

The primary ...

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