Overwriting a Volume in Windows Server

I have been asked the question about how do you overwrite a volume using the PowerShell SDK that is connected from a Windows Server a few times so here is how its done! In this example I have a Windows Server 2016 system that has several volumes connected using Fibre Channel, the same steps apply if you are using iSCSI. The volume that I will be working [...]

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Enable GodMode in Windows 8.1

I stumbled upon an interesting “GodMode” you can enable in Windows 8.1; I don’t have Windows 8.0 but assume it will work just the same. It creates a new folder on your [...]

Getting started on the SQL Server Reference Architecture

I had the best Christmas at home and at Pure. I was lucky enough to get a new Specialized Crave SL 29 singlespeed from my wife and Pure blessed me with some great new [...]

Getting SQL Server 2012 BPA working on Windows Server 2012 R2

I’ve been building out some new servers with Windows Server 2012 R2 to start working on a new Microsoft SQL Server Reference Architecture on Pure Storage and after [...]

Get HBA information using Windows PowerShell

I was setting up a new Pure Storage FA-420 array this past week and needed the Host Bus Adapter (HBA) information, specifically the WWNodeName and WWPortName for the QLogic [...]