Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of Windows Server 2019 build 17677, for example improved PowerShell support for reporting performance history, plus container improvements.
Microsoft improved the performance past of Windows Server 2019 build 17677 you can easily error checking with PowerShell cmdlet “Get-ClusterPerf.” It’ll now look at “common issues that would prevent performance history from functioning properly,” the announcement indicated. Microsoft also added two new PowerShell cmdlets useful for cleaning up and reprovisioning the system’s performance history, namely “Start-ClusterPerformanceHistory” and “Stop-ClusterPerformanceHistory.”
To improve Windows Server 2019 for container use, Microsoft slimmed down Windows Server Core through making its “noncritical fonts” into optional components. You have to be enabled if wanted. Server Core now just has Arial as the only default font.
The preview comes with a new feature that is going to “record how much Storage Spaces Direct data needs to repair/resync per server.” Storage Spaces Direct is actually a software-defined, shared-nothing storage technology in Windows Server that lets organizations use much less costly hardware storage options, most notably SATA, SSD and NVMe disk devices.
Microsoft’s previews of Windows Server 2019 are obtainable to Windows Insider Program participants (with sign-up). The finalized technique is expected to hit general availability in your second half associated with the year. Microsoft seems to be signaling, though, that needed to be getting closer to the home stretch.
To provide an example, on June 26, starting at 9:00 a.m. PST, we will have a public half-day “Windows Server Summit” (sign-up required).
The summit will feature Microsoft luminaries discussing what’s new in Windows Server and then the hybrid strategy (using Windows Server on-premises in conjunction with cloud services). There will also be discussions on security, having containers for software development and then the use of hyperconverged infrastructure, which is where compute and storage operations are combined during a cluster.
Now, Microsoft’s past discussions about coming Windows Server 2019 improvements have preoccupied with features for example use of Shielded Virtual Machines to safeguard hosted Linux workloads. Shielded Virtual Machines is the security feature that protects resistant to the copying of virtual machine files and in addition the theft of information. It’s previously just been available to protect Windows virtual machines.
Microsoft also has got promised to make improved Kubernetes container cluster orchestration support with Window Server 2019, which is a way of simplifying container management for developers. Another strong emphasis happens to be Microsoft’s stress on the central role in the Windows Admin Center, formerly knowns as “Project Honolulu.” Windows Admin Center can be a browser-based management tool having graphical user interface employed to manage hybrid workloads, coupled with hyperconverged infrastructure.